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Indiana Inns offers overnight lodging at some DNR properties. Call 260-833-2012 or 1-877-768-2928 or make reservations online. For information on camping, visit http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/, or call 1-866-6campIN.
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Chain O' Lakes State Park, 2355 E. 75 S. Albion, IN 46701
The Indiana Trail 100
We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 25-26, 2015. Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers. Registration is now open, so we invite you to enter now and become part of the group to run in the annual Indiana Trail 100. The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50 or 100 miler or setting your personal record time. Registration is limited to 330 participants.
For more information: http://www.indianatrail100.com
One of North America's largest ultra marathons is held at Chain O’Lakes State Park every year. The race in 2015 will be held on December 19th. This event also includes a 3-person 50K Relay and a One-Loop Run (10 Mile). There are discounted fees for 19 and under relay entrants. The trail is easy enough to be a good first-time trail course; technical enough to give an advantage to seasoned trail runners. Measure yourself against time, distance...and weather! We're known for the great post-race foods - particularly our array of soups. Overall men's and women's winner of the 50K receive a large, engraved, granite trophy.
Custom finisher's medal to each participant completing The HUFF 50K individual race or a HUFF 50K Relay. The medal is also a belt buckle. HUFF logo gear for all 50K and 50K Relay participants comes with registration.
For more information: http://www.veepraces.com/?races=huff-50k
The Nobleman TriathlonJoin us for the Nobleman Sprint distance Triathlon. Swim starts at the Sand Lake Beach. You will bicycle through the park continuing the ride on county roads. Then return to finish the run on park trails.
It will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:30 AM at Sand Lake at Chain ‘O Lakes State Park just south of Albion, Indiana.
For more information: http://www.veepraces.com/?races=nobleman-triathlon
Fort Harrison State Park, 5753 Glenn Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46216 (Mailing Address); 6000 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46216 (Mapping Address)
Join us this year at the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience for the first annual Harrison Hustle 5k Fun Run & Walk on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Enjoy a fun and festive military-themed 5k race that honors Fort Harrison State Park’s unique history. The race will start at 9 a.m. as participants march to the music around the paved Fort Harrison Trace trail alongside costumed re-enactors. After reaching the finish line, snacks, swag bags, and a group stretch workshop led by Indiana Trail Running will be available. Top male and female finishers overall and in each age group will be decorated with top honors and prizes at 10:30 a.m.
All proceeds will go to the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation to help fund the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience, Indiana’s largest hands-on outdoor recreation event. The Indiana Natural Resources Foundation has been helping to expand public lands, protect our natural resources, increasing outdoor recreational opportunities, and provide educational outreach, like the Hoosier Outdoor Experience, for 25 years. Participants are encouraged to attend the free event after the race and enjoy the more than 50 different outdoor activities.
Register online at http://2015harrisonhustle.eventbrite.com
Hardy Lake, 5620 N. Hardy Lake Road, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Event Name: Hardy Lake Ramble for the Raptors
Event Date and Time: April 18, 2015 8 a.m.
Brief Description (length, terrain, etc.) This 5K run/walk road race will take off from the beach, traverse through the park and around the campground, and return to the beach.
Who the Run/Walk/Tri Benefits: Race proceeds go to the non-profit Friends of Hardy Lake. This 501c3 group helps support Hardy Lake and the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center.
Fee: $25. Dry-wick T-shirts $8 while supplies last.
How to Register (website, phone, etc.): Entry forms can be printed from www.friendsofhardylake.com
Anything else that is pertinent: Free gate admission to the park the morning of the race.
Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 46304
HERO Half Marathon and 10K Run
September 27, 2015, 8 a.m. CDT
Half-Marathon and 10K event that starts and ends in Indiana Dunes State Park
$75 Half-Marathon / $40 10K
Lincoln State Park, Indiana 162, Lincoln City, IN 47552
Honest Abe Trail Run
Sunday, September 20, 2015
8.3 miles or Full Marathon (trail run, moderate conditions)
Run Benefits the state park
See www.honestabetrailrun.com for details.
This race closes registration at 100 people.
McCormick's Creek State Park,
250 McCormick's Creek Park Road, Spencer, IN 47460
5K Road Run/Walk & 1-mile “Fun Run”
April 25, 2015: 8:30 a.m.
McCormick’s Creek State Park, in partnership with the Owen County Family YMCA and the Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park, will host its annual 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile "Fun Run" on Saturday, April 25, at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race fund educational programming and family events at the park as well as the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, allowing the YMCA to offer financial aid to local families that might otherwise not be able to afford memberships.
Registration and Information
Event registration is $20 if postmarked before April 11, or $25 after that date. Registration will be accepted until 10 minutes before race time. New this year is a 1-mile "Fun Run" starting just after the kick-off of the 5K. Registration for the Fun Run is $5 if postmarked before April 11, or $10 if postmarked after that date. Registration will be accepted until 10 minutes before race time. Participants may also register online. A family event for all ages and fitness levels, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of spring at McCormick’s Creek State Park.
Packet pick-up will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the MCSP Nature Center.
Due to record flooding at Mississinewa Lake, the 10th Annual Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon (MMT) is canceled for 2015. Due to the length of time we have had standing water in the Miami SRA and surrounding areas, and knowing those conditions are likely to continue for several more weeks, the facilities will be in such poor condition that the event cannot meet the expectations of participants and others associated with the event. We hope to be ready to offer the triathlon again in 2016. We appreciate your interest and past patronage, and encourage you to continue to support the MMT.
Please mark your calendar for Sept. 10, 2016 for next year’s 10th Annual Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon.
Monroe Lake, 9801 S. Fairfax Road, Bloomington, IN 47401
Event Name: First Day Trail Run and Walk
Event Date and Time: Jan. 1, 2016 (afternoon)
Brief Description (length, terrain, etc.): trails through forests and fields
Who the Run/Walk/Tri Benefits: Monroe Lake Interpretive Services
How to Register (website, phone, etc.): http://mag7raceseries.com
Registration and race details are available in late fall. Untimed, non-competitive event with two distance options; commemorative patch and gift certificate for pre-registrants; post-race appetizer buffet at the Fourwinds Resort for all registrants.
Mounds State Park, 4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, IN 46017
Event Name: DINO Trail Run and Run the Mounds trail run/walk
Event Date and Time: DINO March 14, 2015 Run the Mounds Nov. TBD
Description: (length, terrain, etc.) 3-5 miles on hiking trails
Who: Run the Mounds (Anderson Road Runners Club, non-profit)
Fees: $5 to $35
O'Bannon Woods State Park, 7234 Old Forest Road SW, Corydon, IN 47112
O’Bannon Woods State Park Open House Featuring 12th Annual Hellbender Hustle 5k Run and Woodrat Walk
April 11, 2015 @ 9 a.m.
5K - Part road race, hills and gravel accessible trail
The run\walk benefits awareness of the local endangered species and the park
Fees= $20 adults, $10 youth (age 10 and younger)
Registration by mail or go to active.com key word “Hellbender”
Also immediately after the race, Purdue-sponsored “Feast Like a Hellbender Meal,” with separate registration and fees. For feast information see www.helpthehellbender.org
Ouabache State Park, 4930 E. State Road 201, Bluffton, IN 46714
UPDATE: CANCELED BECAUSE OF FLOODING:
5K Bison Stampede & Bison Bop Fun Run
June 20, 2015
Sponsored by Friends of Ouabache State Park
6:45 – 7:45 a.m. 5K & Bison Bop/Fun Run Registration
Register at Lakeview Shelter.
8 a.m. 1 mile Bison Bop with 5K Stampede Following
Awards after Races
Terrain: Trail and Road
Entry Fee: $1 Fun Run (T-shirt NOT included)
Register Day of Race
$10 Advance Registration 5K Stampede
(Received by June 8; T-Shirt included)
$15 Race Day Registration 5K Stampede
(T-Shirt if available)
Advance Registration by June 8:
Checks made out to Friends of Ouabache State Park
Mailed to: Friends of Ouabache State Park
4930 E. State Road 201
Bluffton, IN 46714
Contact the Friends of Ouabache Group at:
One registration per person.
Benefits the Friends of Ouabache State Park and the care of the bison at Ouabache State Park.
AUG. 8, 2015 8 A.M.
OUABACHE STATE POOL, BLUFFTON, IN 46714
300M Pool Swim, 15 Mile Bike, 5K Run
DUATHLON 1.8 Mile Run, 15 Mile Bike, 5K Run
3-person team, each completes one TRI leg
3.1 mile run on paved roads and trail segments
Race Day Schedule
6:00 - Check In and Transition Area Opens (No Race Day Registration)
7:46 - Check In Closes
7:45 - Pre-Race Meeting at Pool
8:00 - Triathlon Start (15 second staggered start)
8:15 - Duathlon & 5K Start
A 300-meter swim in the Ouabache State Park pool.
Participants start every 15 seconds beginning at 8 a.m. Start
time will be assigned based on your estimated 300M swim time.
Bike a flat, straight, out-and-back 15-mile loop on scenic country
roads. Run 3.1 miles paved course through the state park (road and trail.)
Start times will be emailed to you the week before the race and available be
Benefits Ouabache State Park and Bluffton Parks Department.
Patoka Lake is experiencing an extremely high water level because of all the rain this summer. If the water does not recede to a safe level before Aug. 22, the swimming leg of the triathlon will be canceled. Participants will start on the bike, one at a time every three seconds. The race will then run with the usual bike and run route. We will keep you informed as the race draws nearer. We want to run our traditional triathlon format, but racer safety is our primary concern.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Patoka Lake, 3084 N. Dillard Rd. Birdseye, IN 47513
Head for the hills and race for a cause. All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka’s non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk, eastern screech owl and juvenile bald eagle. With your help, we are able to support the lives of these non-releasable birds of prey for our educational programming.
- Swim 0.28 miles in Patoka Reservoir, begin and finish at the beach.
- Bike 12.8 miles on well paved roads around Patoka Reservoir.
- Run 3.1 miles through the woods on groomed gravel roads and well paved bike trail.
- Video of course (YouTube)
- 2015 triathlon info
- Friday, Aug. 21
- Packet pickup - 8:30am - 8:30 pm at Patoka Property Office
- Saturday, Aug. 22
- 6:30 -7:45 a.m. Onsite check-in and packet pickup, Patoka Lake beach.
- 7:50 a.m. Mandatory safety meeting.
- 8:30 a.m. Race start. EDT
Price and registration
- Individual Early Registration- $40 (Through June 30), $45 (July 1 – Aug. 2), late registration $55 (starting Aug. 2).
- Team: $110 year-round.
- Online registration ends Thursday, Aug. 20, 8:00 p.m. Register at http://headforthehillspatokalaketriathlon.itsyourrace.com/
- Register onsite Friday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Patoka Lake Property Office or on race day at the beach from 6:30 - 7:45 a.m.
- USAT Membership not required.
- Timing: Crossroads Events LLC
- Free t-shirt while supplies last if you register before Aug 1.
- Free event at 8:10 a.m. for ages 10 and under, and also ages 11-14.
- Onsite registration & awards for this ¼ mile race on the paved bike trail (up-hill run) at the beach.
- Dana Reckelhoff, Race Director
Pokagon State Park, 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, IN 46703
Event Name: Pokagon Triathlon and Steve Park 5K Trail Run
Event Date and Time: May 16, 2015
Brief Description (length, terrain, etc.): Sprint distance triathlon starts at 9 a.m., followed by the Olympic-distance athletes at 9:10 a.m. The Steve Parker 5k begins at 9:30 a.m.
Swim course is 750 meters (1 lap for sprint and 2 laps for Olympic).
Bike course is along country roads in Steuben County (20k for Sprint & 40k for Olympic).
Run course is a challenging trail run within Pokagon State Park (5k for Sprint & 10k for Olympic).
Who the Run/Walk/Tri Benefits
9th Annual Pokagon State Park triathlon and 5k. Proceeds support the YMCA Strong Kids scholarship program. Triathlon features both sprint- and Olympic-distance events. The Steve Parker 5k Trail Run supports the battle against ALS.
Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Age group/open $55
Triathlon-Olympic - Individual Age group/open $70
Triathlon-Sprint (Relay) - Group-registration team Age group/open $110
Triathlon-Olympic (Relay) - Group-registration team Age group/open $120
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open $20
How to Register (website, phone, etc.)
Related Information on website @ www.pokagontriathlon.com
Registration packet pick-up and advance registration will be Friday, May 15, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the park’s Potawatomi Inn, main lobby. Participants are encouraged to register in advance online. Participants also can register on race day at the CCC Shelter from 7 to 8 a.m.
For lodging at Potawatomi Inn, visit IndianaInns.com, or call (260) 833-2012 or 1-877-768-2928. For Pokagon camping information, visit camp.IN.gov, or call 1-866-6campIN.
On race day, standard park entrance fees will apply.
Activities begin at 9 a.m. All events will be staged at the park’s CCC shelter.
Summit State Park, 5993 N. Messick Road, New Castle, IN 47362
DINO Xterra Triathlon
Versailles State Park, P.O. Box 205, Versailles, IN 47042; Mapping Address, 1004 U.S. 50, Versailles, IN 47042
Friday, July 18, 6-8 p.m., Check-in/Registration at race site
Sat, July 19, 7 a.m., Registration Opens
8 a.m., Registration Closes
9 a.m., Swim Start - Competitor Wave
9:05 a.m., Swim Start - Survivor Wave
9:30 a.m., Canoe/Kayak Division Start
1 p.m., Awards & door prizes
Check-In: Camp store/boat ramp area; Friday, July 18, 6-8 p.m.; or Saturday, July 19, 7-8:30 a.m.
Course Descriptions: Distances: 1km swim, 13-mile mountain bike, 5-mile trail run
Swim: The swim start is from a beach to the east of the boat ramp. The course is a counterclockwise, triangular loop in the deepest part of Versailles Lake. Lifeguards will patrol the course on rowboats. Kayak division racers will complete a 2km paddle extending to near the park dam.
Bike: The mountain bike segment is the highlight of the race. The most notable feature of the course is the Cliffside Trail, which climbs high above the expansive valley below. The course will traverse scenic and fun single-track, including several climbs and descents with elevation changes of more than 200 vertical feet. The surface is nearly all dirt single-track.
Run: The run course uses most of the park's hiking trails, including trails 1, 2 and 3. There will be several steep up-and-down hills, rooty sections, and stairs. It is a challenging course. An aid station will be located at the transition area and at approximately miles 1 and 3 on the run course, at a two-way portion of trail connecting Trail 1 to Trail 2.
Awards: Overall top three men and women receive plaques. Top three in each age group receive medals. XTERRA sponsors provide several nice items given at random. While competitors await the awards presentation, they can enjoy fruit, cookies, and a sandwich from Subway of Versailles.
Camping: Available on site. Sites can be reserved through indiana.reserveworld.com.
Directions: Versailles State Park is about 2 miles east of Versailles on U.S. 50, which connects to I-65 at Seymour or to I-275 west of Cincinnati (use exit 16, Lawrenceburg). Versailles is about 30 miles from either interchange.
Volksmarches provide a great opportunity to get to know other people who enjoy walking and hiking. "Volksmarch" is a German term, literally meaning “a people's walk”. Local clubs host walks that have been chosen for natural beauty, scenic interest, historical value and safety. The trails are well-marked or maps are provided. Walks usually consist of a marked or guided 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) route. Each participant is encouraged to walk at a pace that is comfortable and enjoyable.
Volksmarching events have been held at Indiana state parks and reservoirs for many years. The events for 2015 are as follows:
- April 11: - Harmonie State Park
- May 9: - Shakamak State Park
- August 8: - Hardy Lake
- August 22: - Brown County State Park
- October 24: - Versailles State Park
Two Indiana State Parks are year-round volksmarch sites:
Sgt. Thomas Lee Clarkston, Jr. 5 K Memorial Run has been canceled.