Knobstone Trail Mini
October 14, 2017
Registration will open June 2017
Join us for our 23rd annual Knobstone fall trail run/walk!
We offer 5 K, 10 K, 10 mile, and 13.1 mile courses that wind through the mature, hilly, and shaded woods of Morgan-Monroe State Forest.
Read through the page below, and if you have any questions that are not covered there, please consult our FAQ’s! There is a very good chance your question is answered either on this page or in the FAQ’s!
2017 Race Changes 1. Do to race logistics, entries will be limited to 225 runners. 2 No dogs will be allowed on the course due to insurance policies. 3. Cutoff time for the Mini is 11:30 AM at the last aid station 9.7 miles into the race 4. Runners under 18 must run with a parent or guardian.
The t-shirt offered for the race will be a long sleeve combed cotton shirt, which costs $16.
The shirt has been removed from registration but there will be a few available race day in limited sizes.
2016 shirt design by TERZink.com
Check-in on the day of race begins at 7:30 am. Please arrive early to help ensure the race starts on time! The race begins at 9:00 am EDT.
Registration fee, Adult $20, Youth (18 and under) registration is $10. There are no fees charged for online registration. Registration closes Oct. 11th midnight or when the 225 limit is met. Note: There are no refunds of race registration or t-shirt costs. Please consider this carefully before paying! Check the Entry List above after registration has been completed to see if payment has been made. The use of some smart phones or internet browsers may not allow payment though PayPal. Use the debit/credit card option on PayPal if you don’t have an account.
Race questions email HHC races
The courses follow forest trails, and have long, mostly level stretches with some steep hills, which are tempered by switchbacks. Trails are flagged at frequent intervals with bright ribbon, and are cleared before the race to ensure they are mostly free of natural debris. Aid stations along the courses offer drinks every 2-3 miles. Amateur radio operators are stationed at each Aid Station and along other points in the course.
Course maps and elevation profiles: Note the distances shown on the profile maps are approximate and do not match the distances of the course.
Other Race Information
The race will be held rain or shine!
Join us at the shelter after the race! Hot soup, snacks, cookies, and other treats will be offered. Meet with the HHC volunteers who worked to make the race possible.
All proceeds benefit the work of the Hoosier Hikers Council to continue building and maintaining hiking and running trails in Indiana.
If you have questions or need further information, email us or call toll free at 1-855-812-HIKE.
All courses start at the Wall Shelter at the intersection of Bean Blossom Road and Main Forest Road in Morgan-Monroe State Forest, located 35 miles south of Indianapolis on SR 37.
An on-line map can be located here: Google Map to Wall Shelter
To prevent navigation issues, it is recommended that all routes approach the forest from SR 37. From SR 37, you will turn east on Pine Blvd. Whether going north or south on 37, there is a small brown sign on your right, near the top of a hill, denoting Morgan-Monroe State Forest. If coming from the north, Pine Blvd. is 5 miles south of Martinsville. If coming from the south, it is 14 miles north of 3rd Street Exit in Bloomington.
After turning east on Pine Blvd., travel about 6/10ths of a mile, and you will come to a stop sign, and merge into another road (a slight right-forward). After another 2 miles, you’ll come to a 3-way intersection with a big sign in the middle, “Morgan Monroe State Forest”. Veer LEFT at this intersection. As soon as you veer left, keep straight ahead on the main road. You’ll immediately see yet another road going down to the left, called Hacker’s Creek Road. Do not take that road, but continue straight ahead. This is “Main Forest Road”. You keep traveling on the Main Forest Road for another 2.5 miles. The shelter will be on your right at the intersection of the Main Forest Road with Bean Blossom Road.