Run With the Foxes

May 12, 2018

The Hoosier Hikers Council congratulates all of the runners who participated in today’s event.  Race results and photos are posted below.


2018 Run with the Foxes Results

5K Results

13K Results

10-Mile Results

Half-Marathon Results


 Click here to see the race photos!


Registration for the 2018 event is closed.


Join us for our 24th annual spring trail run/walk through the woods and hills of southern Indiana!

We offer 5K, 13K, 10 mile, and 13.1 mile courses on a natural foot trail that meanders through the mature hardwood forests 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. No dogs will be allowed on the course due to insurance policies. 2. The 10K course is now listed as 13K which has been the actual course distance. 3. Cutoff time for the 13.1-mile course is 11:30 a.m. at Aid Station #4 (9 miles into the race). 4. Runners under 18 must run with a parent or guardian.

Day of race info


Check-in on the day of race begins at 7:30 a.m.  Please arrive early to help ensure the race starts on time!  The race begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

Registration is online only.  The registration fee is Adult $20, Youth (18 and under) $10. There are no service fees charged for online registration.  Registration closes Wednesday May 9th at midnight or when the 300 limit is metNote: There are no refunds of race registration or t-shirt costs.  Please consider this carefully before paying!

Race questions?  Email HHCRaces.

Entry List


Offered this year will be an Expert Performance shirt.

Shirt sales are closed for this event.  There will be extra shirts in limited sizes to purchase on the day of the race.

Shirt Features:

  • Short sleeve crew neck
  • 100% microfiber oXymesh
  • Inherent moisture wicking to keep you dry and comfortable
  • Treated with Body Freshe to inhibit the growth of odor causing bacteria
  • Breathable
  • No shrinkage, easy care

2018 RWTF Shirt Design

2018 shirt design by


The courses follow forest trails, and have long, mostly level stretches with several steep hills, which are tempered by switchbacks.  Trails are flagged at frequent intervals with brightly colored 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 to 3 miles.  Amateur radio operators are stationed at each Aid Station and along other points in the course.  Courses are now using parts of the new bicycle trail that parallels the main forest road; this surface may be dirt or gravel.

Link to 13K, 10 mile & 13.1 mile course map

Link to 5K course map

Race Start

All Runners will start on Cherry Lake dam.  The 5K runners will start 5 minutes after the 13K, 10 mile and 13.1 mile start.   See link below.

Link to Start/Finish and Parking area

Parking Information

Additional parking has been created by use of the Fire Headquarters road on the opposite side of Cherry Lake. Note: Parking will only be allowed on one side of the service roads.  See map link above for details.  The Race HQ can be accessed off the Fire Headquarters road by walking down the start trail to the shelter.  Traffic directors will be present to help with parking.

Other Race Information

The race will be held rain or shine!

Join us at the shelter after the race!  Cold drinks are offered, along with watermelon, fresh fruit, snacks, cookies, and other treats.

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 HHC Races or call toll free at 1-855-812-HIKE.

The 2018 Run with the Foxes is a USA Track & Field sanctioned event (sanction number 18-16-027).


Timing will be provided by “FrontRunner Timing”.  Race results will be available later in the day on this webpage.


Driving Instructions to Morgan-Monroe State Forest

Due to highway construction on State Road 37 (SR37), roads that provide the most direct access to Morgan-Monroe State Forest are not accessible for our springtime event.  The driving routes described below include narrow roads with sharp curves.  Please drive cautiously, and allow plenty of time to arrive at the starting area.

Recommended Driving Route

The recommended route to the forest is to turn east on Mahalasville Road from SR37 in Martinsville, IN.  If you are driving from the north on SR37, Mahalasville Road is 25 miles from I‑465 in Indianapolis.  If coming from the south on SR37, Mahalasville Road is 18.5 miles from the State Road 46 exit in Bloomington.

  • After turning east onto Mahalasville Road, travel 2.8 miles to Low Gap Road.
  • Turn right onto Low Gap Road and travel 7.5 miles to Anderson Road.
  • Turn right onto Anderson Road and travel 1.1 miles to Bean Blossom Road.
  • Turn right onto Bean Blossom Road and travel 1.9 miles to Forest Road.
  • Turn right onto Forest Road and travel 1.6 miles to the forest headquarters.
  • Please refer to the parking map for instruction on parking along the designated roads or in the parking lot.
  • The driving time from SR37 to the parking area by this route is approximately 30 minutes.

Alternative Driving Route from Mahalasville Road

The following alternative route to the forest from Mahalasville Road is about 7 miles shorter than the one described above; however, you should only attempt this route if you have a vehicle that can handle a rough, intermittently gravel road with numerous potholes.

  • After turning east onto Mahalasville Road from SR37, travel 2.8 miles to Low Gap Road.
  • Turn right onto Low Gap Road and travel 0.9 mile to Rosenbaum Road.
  • At the intersection with Rosenbaum Road, Low Gap Road makes a sharp bend to the left. Do not turn left, but continue straight ahead onto Rosenbaum Road.  There is no street sign for Rosenbaum Road, but a cemetery is located on your right.  (Roaenbaum Road is labelled as Catholic Cemetery Road on some maps.)
  • Travel 3.5 miles on Rosenbaum Road until it becomes Main Forest Road and veers to the left. In another 0.4 miles you will arrive at the forest headquarters.
  • Please refer to the parking map for instruction on parking along the designated roads or in the parking lot.
  • The driving time from SR37 to the parking area by this route is approximately 20 minutes.

Google map link to race starting location

All courses start on the Cherry Lake dam near Morgan-Monroe State Forest Headquarters, located 35 miles south of Indianapolis on SR 37.