Run With the Foxes

May 12, 2018

Registration is now open!




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 the last aid station, 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.

Shirts will be pre-order only and will be available to purchase up to 3 weeks before the race dateAfter April 21st the shirts will be removed from registration.  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, but mostly level stretches with some 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 USATF 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.


Google map link to race

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 Blvd.  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 and traveling about 6/10ths of a mile, 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”.  Keep traveling on the Main Forest Road for another 4 miles.  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.