Hocking Hills Indian Run
Indian Run Sponsors
Hocking Hills Indian Run 2013 - Sept. 21
Beginning at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge, the Indian Run winds through vast wooded areas of the Hocking Hills State Park and Hocking State Forest, crossing streams, deep gorges, shimmering waterfalls and lush forests, leading uphill and down. The Indian Run is the ultimate challenge to the runner’s power of concentration.
Indian Run Race Times
The 60k run (37.28 miles) steps off at 7 a.m.
The 40k race (24.85 miles) will begin at 8 a.m.
The other races (5k, 10k and 20k) are individual starts between 9 and 11 a.m. Each runner in these races has an individual start and finish time recorded for them; therefore runners can choose to start their race any time within those two hours. 10k and 5k runners catch a bus at the Lodge to get to their start locations, and should plan to check in at registration 1/2 hour before beginning their races.
All runners must check in with a (human) timer before beginning their race. All runners will be equipped with chip timing devices. Start times for some races are recorded manually and not with the chip timing. Chip timing is used to record all runners' finish times. More information on chip timing below.
Same day registration and check-in for pre-registered runners for the Indian Run both begin at 6:30 a.m. All races meet and finish at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge, 20160 S.R. 664 S in Hocking County. Showers and refreshments will be available for runners after their races.
Pets are welcome to run the course with you (on a leash of course!). Walkers are also welcome at the Indian Run.
Chip timing provides Indian Run racers with accurate and timely race results. Indian Run is proud to continue our partnership with Premier Sports of Columbus, and all races utilize chip timing. Premier Sports will determine all winners. All awards will be mailed.
Indian Run Race Map
For a PDF version of the race map, please click here.
For a PDF topo map of the course, please click here.
All races meet and end at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 St. Rt. 664 S in Logan, Ohio.
The 20k, 40k and 60k races start at the Lodge. (The 60k trail follows the 20k trail three times; the 40k follows it twice.) The path runs through the Hocking Hills State Park Cottages, onto Route 664, up Steel Hill Road, along Chapel Ridge Road, then into the Hocking Hills State Forest on the Queer Ridge Trail. From here it passes through the Cedar Falls area in Hocking Hills State Park, through the forest to Rose Lake, through the Old Man's Cave campground, over the A-Frame Bridge at Old Man's Cave, past the Naturalist's Cabin at the Old Man's Cave Visitors Center, then up the hill back toward the Dining Lodge. Water stops are located at Steel Hill/Chapel Ridge Road, Cedar Falls parking lot, at the beginning of the Campground and at the Naturalist's Cabin. Water stops are manned beginning at 8 a.m. so 60k'ers are invited to "stash" their own water/snacks around the course if that would be helpful to them. Fruit and water are available to 60k'ers at the Dining Lodge as they pass by.
10k runners meet at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge to register for the race. They are transported by bus to the start location, which is near Top O the Caves Campground on Chapel Ridge Road in Hocking County. From here the trail passes through the Cedar Falls area in Hocking Hills State Park, through the forest to Rose Lake, through the Old Man's Cave campground, over the A-Frame Bridge at Old Man's Cave, past the Naturalist's Cabin at the Old Man's Cave Visitors Center, then up the hill back toward the Dining Lodge. Water stops are located at the Cedar Falls parking lot, the beginning of the Camp Ground and at the Naturalist's Cabin.
5k runners meet at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge to register for the race. They are transported by bus to the start location, which is at the Fisherman's Parking Lot near Rose Lake on State Route 374 in Hocking County. From here the trail goes through the forest to Rose Lake, through the Old Man's Cave campground, over the A-Frame Bridge at Old Man's Cave, past the Naturalist's Cabin at the Old Man's Cave Visitors Center, then up the hill back toward the Dining Lodge. Water stops are located at the Cedar Falls parking lot, the beginning of the Camp Ground and at the Naturalist's Cabin.
Age Categories: 14 or younger, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65 or older
Top 3 Males/Females in each age category receive place ribbons. Prizes to the Top M/F overall in each race. All pre-registered runners receive a T-shirt. (Same day registrations include T-shirts as available.) Races must start before 11 and end before 3:15 to be considered for timing and awards.
The Top Overall M/F in the 60K, 40K, 20K, 10K and 5K will be awarded special prizes, sponsored by the following folks:
60k - The North Face - Corporate
40k - ikarensell Enterprises
20k - The North Face - Easton Store
10k - Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
5k - Hocking Hills Tourism Association
There will be no award ceremony following the Indian Run races. Awards will be mailed to winners.
This service should be on site beginning around 11 a.m. for runner massages.
Registration and Contact Information
On-line Registration: This is the only website link which will ensure your on-line registration.
(If you want to check to be sure that your online registration went through, wait a day or so, then click here.)
Print registration form and mail in: PDF Format (57.31kb) Word Format (29.5kb)
Order a 2013 Visitors Guide (Registration form inside)
Race Day: Register at the Lodge (cash or check only, no credit cards)
$25 if postmarked or completed online by Sept. 16, 2013 (includes t-shirt)
$35 on race day (includes t-shirt, size preference not guaranteed)
For more details on Indian Run, call 740-385-2750 or email@example.com
Preliminary 2012 Results: (updated 10-5)
5k by Age Group
10k by Age Group
20k by Age Group
40k by Age Group
60k by Age Group