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Dirt Days Trail Run Series

Get on your feet and off the road!

Series Overview


The Dirt Days Trail Series normally  consists of eight dates and ten events. Events will include trail runs of varying distances from about 2 to 11 miles, including a night trail run. Go to Dirt Days Information Page or go to individual Race Pages for specific event details.

Our first event in March 2021 (Run for the Green) was cancelled. The remainder of the series will occur as usual. 

Sign up for each event separately. There is no Series Package for 2021.

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 $22.50 per race. For 2021, all registrations will be done online.

Dirt Days Trail Series Tech Shirts. There will probably be shirts again but will not be available currently.  


All-Inclusive Series Package

There is no Series Package being offered for 2021 due to uncertainty with Covid-19

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 2021:

All participants will be automatically entered into the Dirt Days Competition. 
However, due to uncertainty, we cannot announce official rules. We think that we must have at least 5 events in order to have a series competition. 

Dirtiest Dozen Competition (typical prior to the pandemic): 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:  To be determined

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 2021 Dirt Days Trail Run Series Calendar

Run for the Green
The 2021 Run for the Green was Cancelled by Deerfield Township due to Covid 19.
Saturday, March, 2021  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 25
2021 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 23, 2021 - 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 20 , 2021 - 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 18, 2021 -  9:00 am  - 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. 

Powder Keg Trail Run
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 9:00 am - Deerfield Twp is committed to hosting this event for 2021. Details should be forthcoming soon. 
Saturday, August , 2021- 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 evening, September 18, 2021-  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.

"West Side, Best Side" 5K Trail Run

Sunday, October 18, 2021 -  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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