Dirt Days Trail Series - Run for the Green Saturday around St. Patrick's Day Landen/Deerfield Park, Maineville, OH
This event is usually around St Patrick's Day
Start out your St. Patrick's Day Week with a hardy workout. Course consists of mostly densely wooded, winding dirt/mud trails within Landen/Deerfield Park. Elevation changes of up to 50 feet with two calf-deep creek crossings. This event is hosted by Deerfield Township and is typically the first event in the Dirt Days Trail Series. The race distance is listed as 3.5 miles but your mileage may vary!
Mt. Airy Ridge Run is a perennial favorite. This is the largest park in the city and features extensive trails. The Mt. Airy Forest Ridge Run will have TWO separate races over different distances. Choose from a 10.6 Mile run or a 5.4 Mile run.
French Park originally started out in its entirety as a farm, is now one of the city's most picturesque parks. The 3.6 mile course will take runners through almost everything that the park has to offer. Starting at the top of the hill, runners will descend down into the meadow, through the tall grass, and then run the perimeter before heading into the interior of the park. The course will follow the creek and cross it several times, giving runners the option to either tiptoe over stepping stones, use log bridges, or dash directly through it. The course will then gradually rise back to the shelter and meadow where it began. The event usually coincides with Father's Day.
Dirt Days Trail Series - Backpack Trail Run Sunday, July East Fork State Park, Bethel, OH
Choose from 5.6 Miles or 10.8 Miles
The East Fork Backpack Trail Run is where the Dirt Days Trail Series all began. As the name states, the race will take place on the well-established Backpack Trail, at East Fork Lake State Park. The 5.6 mile course is densely wooded, and might give runners the feeling that they are on the Appalachian Trail. The course reverses direction each year.
Dirt Days Trail Series - Powder Keg Saturday, August Carter Park, Deerfield Township
The Powder Keg is a perennial favorite. Explore the many trails of Carter Park which is behind the Historic Kings Mansion. The course will be fun and challenging. You will do a loop that will take you to down near the Little Miami River. Follow along the river on the old abandoned King Road. Explore an old dam. Climb the "Stairway to Heaven". Race distance is listed as 3.5 miles. However, your mileage may vary. This is the fifth event of the Dirt Days Trail Series.