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2013 Dirt Days Trail Series
18th East Fork Lake Backpack Trail Run
Sunday, July 21, 2013 9:00 am
This was originally scheduled for July 14th
This page was last updated on March 28, 2013 6:24 PM
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Printable Mail-in Entry Form (PDF) - All series races
Course Map - The direction is reversed each year - Counter clockwise for odd years
(Clockwise in even years)
Trail Series Page for Series information and Series Points
Google map of area - Get Directions
Map of East Fork State Park
Important - Race begins and ends at the beach on the SOUTH side of the lake off. Use Route 125 and not Route 32.
The East Fork Backpack Trail Run is where the series all began.
New in 2010: A 5.6 mile race with handicap starts and a 10.8 mile two loop course with no handicaps.
The 5.6 mile race will have handicap starts as in the
past. This classic race will remain relatively unchanged from previous
years. The unique aspect of this race is the handicapped start. All runners
will receive a handicap based on Age, Sex, and previous performance in
the series. The object is that everyone will have an equal chance at finishing
first, and it will be a true chase to the finish. As the name states,
the race will take place on the well esablished Backpack Trail, at East
Fork Lake State Park. The 5.4 mile course is densely wooded, and might
give runners the feeling that they are on the Appalachian Trail. The course
reverses direction each year. You Must Pre-register for the handicapped
The 10.8 mile (two loop) race will have a mass start with no handicaps.
$10 pre-registration or $15 Race Day *
Race day registration will be available for the 10.8 mile race only. $15 fee will apply.
Both events are scored towards the Dirty Dozen Awards.
In the shorter handicapped race your actual finish position determines your placement for the Backpack Trail Run scoring. However, your actual running time, not your handicapped finish place, is used to determine your place among the Dirtiest Dozen.
2009 Results - Finish Order
2009 Results - Net Times
2008 Results - Finish Order
2008 Results - Net Times