Come join us for Broken Toe 25K/50K on the Harveysburg trails near Caesar's Creek. Part of the "No Way 200K Trail Series!", the Ohio River Road Runners Club is continuing the 50K Trail Series. "200K! No Way!" finishers will receive a special award for completing all four of the ORRRC 50K's: Tie Dye, Another Dam, Dawg Gone Long Run, Germantown, and Broken Toe. No need to register for the series, just complete four of the five!
This is a CUPLESS race. There will be no cups at any aid stations. You can purchase a cup for $3 when you register for the event.
Drop bags will be available at the aid station at about 16 miles.
This is a combination of four different trails, connecting the Harveysburg Loop
, the Ward Loop
, the Turkey Run
, the Turkey Run Connector
and the Campground Loop
. This trail is open to mountain bikes, so be careful and pay attention. There is one big water crossing, when connecting between Harveysburg Loop
and Ward Loop
, where you'll most likely get your feet wet.
Not shown, but part of the course includes a one mile run from Hatton-Lukens Park to the trailhead. The 50K runners do the trail portion twice and finish at the main trailhead on Harveysburg Road. All runners will be transported back to the start line by volunteers.
Runners will start at Hatton-Lukens Park and run approximately 1 mile down the paved road to the trailhead. At the trailhead, descend to the bottom of the hill and turn right. Continue to bear right along the Harveysburg Loop
. Approximately 2.25 miles in, runners will descend toward the river and cross the river to the Ward Loop
(you'll get your feet wet!).
Continue to bear to the right along the Ward Loop
until you reach the road. The first water stop will be here (about 3 miles). Take a left and follow road 0.25 miles to the trail intersection on the right. At about 4 miles, continue to bear right to the Turkey Run
Section (about 4.25 miles).
At about 5.25 miles, again, bear right and head to the out/back/lollipop campground loop, bearing right at all intersections. The first manned aid station will be at mile 7.3 at the campground. From there, you head out down a 0.75 mile paved section until you duck back into the trails (left). Continue to bear right at intersections, and you'll end up back on the Ward Loop
. (You do NOT run Turkey Run
section on the way back).
The second water station will be at about mile 10.5 at the end of Ward Road. Reaching the creek, cross and head up the hill, bearing right to the Harveysburg Loop
. Follow that along until you descend to the initial section of trail. Turn right again and return from there to the aid station at the top of the hill.