Run With the Foxes

The 2021 Run with the Foxes has been cancelled. 

04 January 2021:  Due to continued Covid-19 safety concerns for runners and volunteers, and difficulties in obtaining event insurance before long-term immunity to Covid-19 has been demonstrated, Run with the Foxes has been canceled for 2021.  Those who registered for the 2020 event will have their entries transferred to the May 2022 Run with the Foxes.  Also, 2020 Run with the Foxes shirt purchases will be transferred to next year’s event.

 

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Choose between 5K, 8-mile, 10-mile, and half-marathon (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 FAQs.   There is a very good chance your question is answered either on this page or in the FAQs!

Registration

The on-line registration fee is Adult $20, Youth (18 and under) $10. There are no service fees charged for online registration.  Registration closes Wednesday May 13th at midnight or when the 300 limit is metNote: There are no refunds of race registration or t-shirt costs (unless cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions – see note at top of page).  Please consider this carefully before paying!

Click on the Entry List link below after registration has been completed to see if payment has been made. Use the debit/credit card option on PayPal if you don’t have an account.

Entry List

Race questions?  Email HHCRaces.

Apparel 

TERZink.com has another great design for this year’s race shirt.  The shirt is made from a 100% polyester, high visibility fabric.  Race shirts are available for purchase during online registration.  The cost is $16.

  • subtle mesh texture
  • moisture-wicking performance
  • color-preserving PosiCharge technology
  • unparalleled breathability
  • lightweight – 3.8-ounces
  • tag-free label

Foxes2020-proof

Design by TERZink.com

Courses

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 (water and Gatorade) every 2 to 3 miles.  Amateur radio operators are positioned at each Aid Station and along other points in the course.  Courses will use sections of the newly paved bicycle trail that parallels the main forest road.

Link to 8-mile, 10-mile, and half-marathon map

Link to 5K course map

Day of Race Information

Check-in on the day of race begins at 7:30 a.m. (sign waiver form, pick up bib and shirt).  Please arrive early to help ensure the race starts on time.  The race begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

All Runners will start on Cherry Lake dam.  The 5K runners will start 5 minutes after the 8-mile, 10-mile, and half-marathon start.

Click here to read important Race Day Information.

Parking Information

Link to starting area and parking map

Additional parking has been created by use of the Fire Headquarters road on the north 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 Important Race Information

  • The race will be held rain or shine!
  • No dogs will be allowed on the course due to safety and insurance policies.
  • Cutoff time for the half-marathon is 11:30 a.m. at Aid Station #4 (9 miles into the race).
  • Runners under 18 must run with a parent or guardian.
  • Join us at the shelter after the race for a cold drink, 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.

Timing

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

Driving Directions

The recommended route to the starting area in Morgan-Monroe State Forest is to take the Liberty Church Road exit (Exit 134) from I-69 (formerly State Road 37) located just south of Martinsville.  If you are driving from the north on SR37/I-69, Liberty Church Road is 28.2 miles from I‑465 in Indianapolis.  If coming from the south on I-69, Liberty Church Road is 18.2 miles from State Road 46 in Bloomington.

  • Take the Liberty Church Road exit from I-69 (Exit 134), and turn east onto Liberty Church Road.
  • Travel approximately 0.1 miles on Liberty Church Road, and turn right onto Old Hwy 37 (first road on your right).
  • Travel 4.1 miles on Old Hwy 37, and turn left onto Forest Road at the entrance to Morgan-Monroe State Forest.
  • Travel 4.5 miles on Forest Road 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 I-69 to the parking area by this route is approximately 20 minutes.

All courses start on Cherry Lake dam near the Morgan-Monroe State Forest Headquarters.

Google map link to race starting location