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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. In season, there is a state park entrance fee of $5 for in-state vehicles or $7 for out-of-state vehicles or you can use your annual entrance pass. Both are available at the park's front gate.
Brown County State Park, West Gate – 1405 S.R. 46 W., North Gate – 1801 S.R. 46 E., Nashville, IN 47448
The 1st Annual Firetower 15.3 is organized and sponsored by the Brown County Community YMCA starts at 7:30 a.m. The Duathlon will be held in Brown County State Park beginning and ending at the Fire Tower near the Park Office. The Duathlon includes 5k (3.1-mile) Road Run, 10-mile Bike, and a 2.2 Trail Run. The course spans from the Fire Tower to the Nature Center and toward the West Gate. Participants may enter as an individual or as 2 or 3 person team.
We will also be offering a 5K Run or 5K Walk as a separate event. Proceeds from the Duathlon go toward the Brown County YMCA’s scholarship fund.
For more information or to register, please see:
Chain O' Lakes State Park, 2355 E. 75 S. Albion, IN 46701
7:30 a.m. at Sand Lake. More information to be posted soon.
One of North America's largest ultra marathons. 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.
Lincoln State Park, Indiana 162, Lincoln City, IN 47552
Lincoln State Park's premier triathlon. The swim will take place in Lake Lincoln, the bike is an out and back on the flat roads around Lincoln State Park, and the run will be on the parks many beautiful trails. We will also be selling discounted tickets to Holiday World at packet pick-up and on the beach after the race. So bring your whole family for a weekend filled of racing and fun!
Check out our website for more detailed information by clicking here.
To register, please click here.
McCormick's Creek State Park, 250 McCormick's Creek Park Road, Spencer, IN 47460
YMCA/Friends of McCormick's Creek 4 Mile Trail Run/Walk
September 29, 2013: 2 p.m.
Runners and walkers are invited to enjoy the autumn colors, fellowship and refreshments, and some friendly competition at the YMCA/Friends of McCormick’s Creek 4 Mile Trail Run/Walk on Sun., Sept. 29, at McCormick’s Creek State Park. Packet pick up and race day registration will begin at 1:00PM at the Nature Center. Start time is at 2:00PM. Proceeds from the event will fund family programming at McCormick’s Creek State Park and YMCA scholarships for local low-income families.
An event for the entire family, last year’s trail race drew 124 runners and walkers from across the region, ranging in age from 9-78 years. The 2013 race promises to be equally well-attended. Awards will be granted to top 2 finishers, male and female, in each age group for the run category and first place, male and female, in each age group for the walk category. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners, male and female, for the run and walk. Magnificent 7 Race Series points may also be earned.
The trail race route is comprised of Trail 9 and another trail not normally accessible to the public. Trail surfaces are dirt, mown grass, and crushed stone. Most sections of the route are wide enough to accommodate racers traveling side-by-side. Terrain is comprised of rolling hills and fields to provide adequate intensity for competitive runners and walkers, yet still be manageable for casual participants.
Sponsors for the event include: Insurance Services Inc., Buyers Home Furnishings, Babbs Super Valu, West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer Monument Co., Endeavor Communications, Canyon Inn, Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Hoosier Energy, Sweet Owen Convention & Visitors Bureau, Owen Valley Health Campus, Racetrackers, McCormick’s Creek State Park, and the Mag 7 Race Series.
Registration and Information
An early registration discount is available until September 14. Runners and walkers are invited to register, print a mail-in entry form from http://www.owencountyymca.org/, or stop by the Owen County Family YMCA to register. Race day registrations will also be accepted on site.
For more information about registering, volunteering, or sponsoring the race, please call 812-828-9622 and speak with Laura Gentry, YMCA Program Director.
The 8th Annual Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Mississinewa Lake, 4673 S. 625 E. Peru, IN 46970
Do you enjoy competing in the great outdoors? If so, you'll love the Mighty Mississinewa Triathlon. Follow the same paths historically walked by the Miami Indian's. Swim the lake, ride county roads, and run groomed trails through beautiful natural areas.
Proceeds from this event will be invested in a fund managed by Indiana Heritage Trust. This fund will be used to purchase ground around Mississinewa Lake, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, as it becomes available. Conserving and managing land for today's visitors and future generations to enjoy is the goal of the IDNR and the staff at Mississinewa Lake.
Price and Registration Info
Contact Information/Race Results
Mississinewa Lake is located in north central Indiana, 65 miles north of Indianapolis, 65 miles northwest of Muncie, 65 miles east of Lafayette, and 65 miles southwest of Fort Wayne.
O'Bannon Woods State Park, 7234 Old Forest Road SW, Corydon, IN 47112
The annual 5K Hellbender Hustle/Woodrat Walk is a part-road, part-trail race that begins at the Hickory Hollow Nature Center inside the State Park. This event is sponsored by O’Bannon Woods State Park and Racers & Pacers. By hosting this event we hope to raise awareness for the hellbender and engage the community in its conservation. Participants receive a t-shirt with their $18 registration fee.
Register for this event by going to www.active.com and using keyword: Hellbender. Click here for more information about this event.
Patoka Lake, 3084 N. Dillard Rd. Birdseye, IN 47513
All proceeds from this event will go to support Patoka Lake’s non-releasable raptors; a red-tailed hawk and eastern screech owl. With your help, we may also be able to save the life of a bald eagle by acquiring a non-releasable eagle for educational programming. The event is open to those 15 and older. Overall prizes, team prizes, division prizes, and age group prizes for winners of each gender. All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Dana Reckelhoff, Race Director
Randy Norris Mind, Body and Spirit Foundation
Pokagon State Park, 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, IN 46703
The 7th Annual Pokagon State Park Triathlon on starts at 9 a.m. and runs within the park and out into Steuben County. The event is being organized and conducted by TriFort Triathletes.
Participants will compete in this Olympic distance event being staged at the park’s CCC shelter.
To volunteer at the event and/or to join as a sponsor, contact TriFort Triathletes at www.teamtrifort.com. For more information and to register on-line, visit www.active.com or www.teamtrifort.com and follow the links to the race.
Also occurring during the Triathlon and beginning at the CCC Shelter, will be a separate, benefit, Third annual Steve Parker/ALS 5K Run/Walk, honoring the life-work of long-time running and fitness enthusiast, Steve Parker. Entrance fee is $20.00 and registration can be done following the same website information as the Triathlon. Race time for the Steve Parker/ALS 5K Run/Walk is 9:45 a.m.
For overnight lodging at the Potawatomi Inn, contact www.indianainns.com, or call 260-833-2012 or 1-877-768-2928. For information on camping at Pokagon, contact www.camp.IN.gov, or call 1-866-6campIN. On race day Saturday, there is the normal park entrance fee of $5 for in-state vehicles or $7 for out-of-state vehicles or you can use your annual entrance pass. Both are available at the park front gate.
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. This year's events are as follows:
Two Indiana State Parks are year-round volksmarch sites:
Whitewater Memorial State Park, 1418 S. State Road 101, Liberty, IN 47353
This 5k Run/Walk will benefit the Thomas Clarkson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund (Union County HS Scholarship). Thomas was a Union County High School graduate who died while in military service.
The 5k run starts at Whitewater beach with a veterans’ memorial service to follow at the beach memorial.
For more information, including registration and fees, contact:
Tom Clarkson, Sr.
765.458.7625 or 765.277.0912