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Dirt Days Trail Run Series

Get on your feet and off the road!

Series Overview


The 2020 Dirt Days Trail Series will consist of eight dates and ten events. Events will include trail runs of varying distances from about 2 to 11 miles, including a night run. One thing that is for sure: with this variety, there should be something for everyone! 

Sign up for each event separately or choose the all-inclusive package (see below)

The Dirt Days Trail Series is brought to you by Running Time Race Services.

We are pleased to announce the Fleet Feet Sports is once again teaming up with us to present this classic series.

Series Details

The events should have the same look and feel as in past years. We may adjust the events a little based on your recommendations. If you would like to give your input, send me an email.
All races will be chip-timed this year.

Each event in the series will have its own awards. There will be prizes for overall male and female winners. Some events will have age group awards and some will have awards based on age-grading.
The Top Male and Female in each race and one lucky 3rd person will receive a special prize. No duplicate winners.
There is no early packet pick up for any of these races. Check in on day of race begins 1 1/2 hour before each event.
Each race is run independently, however, you can earn points for the Dirt Days Trail Series competitions. See the Series section for more information.
There will be opportunities to win randomly-drawn prizes. You must be present to win any random drawing and you cannot accept for someone else, so stick around!

All events are $15 for early registration per race. Late registration (usually after Thursday before the race) will be $17. Race Day registration is $20.

Dirt Days Trail Series Tech Shirts are optional and available for $20. Several races have their own specific shirt. See each event for specifics


All-Inclusive Series Package

We are offering a one-time all-inclusive Trail Series package price of $125 that includes all 8 dates.

If you are planning to attend all or most events, this option will save you time and money.

We will also include a 2020 Dirt Days Trail Series Tech Shirt (a $20 value).

This package is only available until the 2nd event (Ault Park).

No exchanges or transfers please.

Sign up for the Series Package.

Dirt Days Trail Series Competion

Each race is run independently. In addition, you can also compete in the Dirt Days Trail Series competitions.

The rules for 2020:

Dirtiest Dozen Competition: Complete at least four events and you will be eligible for the Dirtiest Dozen competition.
The top twelve male and females based on points will receive a special gift at the end of the series.
Points are based on your place within your gender for each race.
First place in each gender earns 250 points, 2nd earns 249, 3rd earns 248 etc. 
We will take your  BEST FOUR finishes. Therefore, the maximum points that can be earned is 1000.

Participation Awards:  Complete at least five races and receive a special participation award.  

This is format is the same as last year. 

You do not have to sign up for these competitions. We will calculate your points automatically and update the standings after each event.

Dirt Days Trail Series - Current Standings and Archives

 Series Points and Standings

Current and Previous years Points and Standings.

Includes the Dirtiest Dozen and Participation Points.

The Races - A Brief Description

Follow the links to the individual races for complete details and registration.

Go directly to the Complete 2020 Dirt Days Trail Run Series Calendar

Run for the Green
Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:00 am - Run for the Green. @3.5 Mile Trail Run - Landen Deerfield Park. Kick off St. Patrick's Day celebrations with this unique race. This is the first in the series and features run and walk age group awards other prizes. Sponsored by Deerfield Township. 

Ault Park Switchback
Sunday, April 19
2020 9:00 am - @ 3.6 mile Trail Run. This event is scheduled to be the same as in past years. This course features many twists and turns with a few hills mixed in for good measure.

Mt. Airy Ridge Run
Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 9:00 am -  Run 5.4 and 10.6 mile Trail Runs. Mt. Airy is a perennial favorite. This is the largest park in the city and features extensive trails. Choose the one loop or the  two loop course. Each race will count toward Series points.

French Park Creek Crossings
Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 9:00 am - French Park is one of the city's most picturesque parks.The 3.4 mile course will take runners through almost everything that the park has to offer. This is one of our shorter courses but don't be fooled! Father's Day for 2020

East Fork Backpack Trail Run
Sunday, July 26, 2020 -  9:00 am (Start Time is tentative and may change as we evaluate further) - East Fork Lake  5.6 and 10.8 mile Trail Runs. Known as the Backpack Trail Run, This is our most unusual run. Choose from our classic 5.6 mile run with handicapped start or a 10.8 mile mass start run. We were originally planning for July 19th but due to a major regatta, we had to move to July 26th.

Powder Keg Trail Run
Saturday, August 22, 2020- 9:00 am - Carter Park at Kings Mills. Sponsored by Deerfield Township - The same people who brought you the Run for the Green. This is one of our most popular events. Big Variety.

Glenwood Gardens Night Run
Saturday, September 26, 2020 -  9:00 PM - Glenwood Gardens. Unique Night Run. Course is smooth and well-marked with flashing beacons. We will offer a two-loop run course and a one-loop walk option.
Note: The date has been changed from the original date of September 19

"West Side, Best Side" 5K Trail Run
Sunday, October 18, 2020 -  9:00 am - Shawnee Lookout. This event was new in 2016 and was a popular favorite. This is the last race of the series and the last chance to earn points for the Trail Series

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