Run With the Foxes

May 16, 2015,  registration will be available in mid January

2014 Run with the Foxes results below

5k results

10k results

10 mile results

Mini results

Go to Hoosier Hikers Council Facebook page to see race day photos by Joanne and Richard




The race begins at 9:00 am EDT.

Join us for our 20th annual spring trail run/walk through the woods and hills of southern Indiana!

We offer 5 K, 10 K, 10 mile, and 13 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!


The t-shirt offered this year will be a moisture-wicking short-sleeved shirt, and the price is $14. Click on the shirt for a larger view.

Shirt design by

shirt 2014


Check-in on the day of race begins at 7:30 am.  Please arrive early to help ensure the race starts on time!

Online registration is $20, Youth (18 and under) and HHC member registration is $10.

There will be no day-of-race registration and the race is limited to 300 runners.  Please register early!

On-Line Registration Form


The courses follow forest trails, and have long, but 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.

Link to course map

New Race Start

There will be a new race start this year to avoid congestion on the Three Lakes trail. All Runners will start on Cherry Lake dam. The 5k runners will have 5 minute delay after the 10K, 10M and 13M start.  The 5K runners will not be running on the road this year as the new 5K start goes directly in the woods. See link below

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 below 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 help with parking.

Link to Start and 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 us or call toll free at 1-855-812-HIKE.


Timing will be done by “Frontrunner Timing” this year, results will be available later in the day on this webpage.


View Run with the Foxes Race Start and End in a larger map

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

Because the back roads are difficult to navigate and often misrepresented on maps, it is recommended that you approach the forest from SR  37, and turn east on a road called Pine Blv.  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.  Whether coming from the north or south on SR 37, there is a small brown sign on your right, near the top of a large hill, denoting the Pine Blvd. turn-off to Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

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 4 miles, and the turn-off to Cherry Lake Shelter, just in front of the forest headquarters, will be on your left.  Continue to the end of the road, and park in the parking lot or along the road.