The Dirt Days Trail Run Series will continue on Saturday, July 20, at East Fork State Park with the fifth race of the series sponsored by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. For all you Cincinnati trail runners head on out to the park for a beautiful course of either a 5.4 or 10.8 mile trail race at 9:00am on the South side of the park. If you have already taken place in the Dirt Days Trail Series, final placement in both races will count toward your points in the Dirty Dozen completion awarded to the top 12 men and women at the end of the series, in which there are still a couple left through the Fall.
Last day of pre-registration is available through Monday, July 14, on www.runningtime.net, along with all of the race information and directions to the park. Both races will take place on the same loop, which has been modified slightly from previous years to a densely wooded, beautiful area of the South side of the park, along the beautiful BackPack Trail, described to look similar to the Appalachian Trail. The 10.8 mile race will start precisely at 9am, with the 5.4 mile loop beginning a little later with handicapped starts based upon age, previously recorded race times in the series and other information (although start is handicapped, actual finish place puts you in the Dirty Dozen placement). Registration is only $10 by July 14 and the website information states that this race offers no race day registration, so if this event sounds like one for you, sign up today!
There are still a couple of races left in the Dirt Days Trail Run Series, with some beautiful parks all over the city to be seen and run through, so keep your eye out. This is a lovely and fun series sponsored by one of the oldest running stores in Greater Cincinnati that partners with our local running clubs to keep this activity alive in the area, so come out and join in to have a great time!