Knobstone Trail Run
October 13, 2018
Registration for the 2018 trail run is open!
Join us for the 24th annual Knobstone fall trail run/walk!
Choose between 5 K, 10 K, 10 mile, and 13 mile (half marathon) courses that wind through the scenic and hilly hardwood forest 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.
2018 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 half-marathon is 11:30 a.m. at Aid Station 3 (9.7 miles into the race). 4. Runners under 18 must run with a parent or guardian. 5. The new bike trail on the east side of Mason Ridge near Bean Blossom road will be used for the finish.
Shirts will be pre-order only and will be available for purchase up to 2 weeks before the race date. After September 26, shirts will be removed from registration. There will be extra shirts in limited sizes available for purchase on the day of the race.
The shirt for this year’s race will be a long sleeve Sport-Tek shirt, cost $16.
- 100% polyester
- Lightweight (3.8 oz)
- Highly breathable
- Moisture wicking
2018 shirt design by TERZink.com.
Check-in on the day of the race begins at 7:30 am EDT. The race begins at 9:00 am EDT. Please arrive early to help ensure the race starts on time!
Registration fee: Adult $20, Youth (18 and under) $10. There are no fees charged for online registration. Registration closes October 10th 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 below 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.
The courses follow mostly single-track forest trails, and have long, level stretches with some steep hills that 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 provide drinks every 2 to 3 miles. Amateur radio operators are stationed at each Aid Station and along other points on 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.
Note about course distances: Some of our past runners have noticed that the distances given for our courses are not exact, and that they change slightly from year to year. The course distances are a composite of gps data collected by both us and race participants. Inaccuracies may be introduced into the gps measurements by factors such as sharp switchbacks, dense tree canopy, and deep ravines. Also, sections of the trails are relocated occasionally to accommodate forest management activities.
Other Race Information
The race will be held rain or shine!
Join us at the Wall Shelter after the race! Hot soup, snacks, cookies, and other treats will be available. 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.
The 2018 Knobstone Mini is a USA Track & Field sanctioned event (sanction number 18-16-028).
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.
Here’s a link to the Wall Shelter on Google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/39%C2%B018’38.5%22N+86%C2%B025’42.5%22Wfirstname.lastname@example.org,-86.4290142,19z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d39.3106916!4d-86.428467
Due to road construction on State Hwy 37/I-69, common access roads to Morgan-Monroe State Forest have been altered or closed. Please return to this site before the race for the recommended driving route based on the most current road conditions.