Knobstone Trail Mini

October 14, 2017

Registration is open!

Click to register for the 2013 Knobstone Mini




Attention: Due to bridge work on HWY 37 south of Martinsville access to roads Old 37 and Pine blvd are closed going to the forestry. Going north from Bloomington the roads are open. Here are some alternate routes and map to race start.        

2017 map to start

2017 Knobstone Mini directions to start from Martinsville

Take Hwy 37 south of Martinsville, cross HWY 37 at E Chambers Pike, take E Chambers Pike to Old Hwy 37, go left at Old Hwy 37, go right at MMSF entrance onto Forest rd, 3 miles on Forest rd to race start

2017 Knobstone Mini directions to start from Bloomington

Take Hwy 37 north of Bloomington, take a right at E Chambers Pike, take E Chambers Pike to Old Hwy 37, go left at Old Hwy 37, go right at MMSF entrance onto Forest rd, 3 miles on Forest rd to race start

Alternate route to MMSF

Going south on HWY 37 in Martinsville turn left at Burton Lane rd lights, turns into Jordan rd, right at Liberty church rd, left at E Hacker Creek rd by HWY 37, Hacker Creek road becomes narrow with broken pavement after a few miles, turn right on W Hacker Creek rd, It then goes up a steep hill and meets the Forest rd, left on Forest rd for 3 miles to Wall shelter start of race

Entry List

Day of race info

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 65/35 poly/cotton shirt,  cost $16.


2017 KTM cropped shirt

2017 shirt design by



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.

KT Mini 5k Course                KT Mini 5k Profile

KT Mini 10k Course              KT Mini 10k Profile

KT Mini 10 Mile Course       KT Mini 10 Mile Profile

KT Mini 13.1 Mile Course    KT Mini 13 Mile Profile


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:  2017 KTM MMSF route

Update: Do to road construction on HWY 37/I 69 pine blvd or Old 37 will not be accessible going south of Martinsville on HWY 37 see directions at top of page.

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.