The 2016 Indian Run is tomorrow, September 17. I’ll be volunteering at the Cedar Falls water & snack stop from about 8 am until 11:30 am. All runners, with the exception of the 5k people, will pass this relatively early stop. I am not sure what I’ll be wearing but all of us should be prepared to get wet – much needed rain is in the forecast.
It is not too late to register for the Indian Run. You can register online or you can register tomorrow, beginning at 6:30 am. Full event details are available at the Hocking Hills Tourism Association website – just click on Indian Run. While the 60k race starts at 7 am and the 40k starts at 8 am, all other races have individual starts between 9 and 11 am, so you don’t even have to get up too early. Chip timing, of course. And you can bring Fido on a leash to run, or walk with you.
Here are my tips: the stretch for 10 k runners between the Fisherman’s parking lot and Rose Lake is downhill and treacherous with roots. For all runners that stretch between Rose Lake and the campground is also pretty tricky. Every other part is nice well packed trail, with even some pavement. And the run up the road to the Dining Lodge is a lot of “up.” When you’re in a car, it feels like nothing, but believe me it’s long!
And here is this the September 15 Weekend Update, courtesy of the Hocking Hills Tourism Association. Lots going on!
Mary at Marsh Hollow
P.S. Yes, that’s me in my 2005 Indian Run shirt. I think I ran/walked it in some later years, but this shirt color has always been my favorite.