Sun May 21, 2023 Portage, IN 46386 US Directions


12K Trail Race

9:00AM CDT


Trail Run Xtreme is back and we're not skimping on the mud! Roots, hills, logs, mud puddles, twists and turns, and maybe even some water crossings await you along the woodsy single-track route of the Outback Trails. Bug spray will be provided before and food, fruit, and snacks afterwards with camaraderie all around. So grab your trail shoes, tighten up those laces, and get ready to let out your inner child because it's time to explore the woods and race in the dirt!


Date of Race - Sunday, May 21, 2023
Check-in / Race Day Registration opens  - 8:00am (CDT)
Race Start Time - 9:00 AM (CDT)


Outback Trail at Imagination Glen East
Iron Horse Heritage Trail
Portage, IN US 46386


• Official 2023 Trail Run Xtreme Shirt (Deadline for guaranteed size availability is May 4th, 2023) 
• Custom TRX Race Bib 
• Top 3 in each age group will receive an official TRX medal. Overall Male and Female and Masters Male and Female will receive special podium awards


The course is 95% shaded and wooded, with the exception of the start which goes around the soccer fields to spread the runners out. It's known for being a tough course (hence "Xtreme"). It will also be well marked with flags, signs, tape, and plenty of volunteers along the route to point you down the right path.


There will be awards for Overall Male/Female and Masters Male/Female.
Age Groups (1st through 3rd place will be awarded): 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80+
Awards will also be presented to the First Male and Female Finisher representing each branch of the military. Participants are only eligible to win one award.
This race is a Calumet Striders Gold Cup Series Event! 

As part of an initiative to promote youth trail running, special age-based pricing for TRX will be available for all runners 18 and under. Registration fees will remain at just $20 and include all the same benefits.


A portion of race proceeds benefit both organizations below. Additional donations can be made during the registration process.
Gabriel's Horn - Gabriel's Horn helps homeless women and children rebuild their lives and return to independence with dignity by providing shelter, education, counseling and referrals to community connections.
Outback Trail Commission - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Outback Trail Commission and it’s members are voluntarily committed to the maintenance and construction of trails on the Outback Trail at Imagination Glen


Why is it not on Memorial Day? The race ownership changed hands and we had scheduling conflicts with that date this year. Instead of not having it at all, we decided to just move it up one week. The current plan is to move it back to Memorial Day for future years (unless we get a lot of positive feedback about the new date - let us know what you think!)
Can I run with a stroller?
Absolutely not. Have you seen these trails? 😆
Are Dogs Allowed? We know there's some tough pooches out there, but dogs are not allowed out on course for this event. However, friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event staging area and other spectator spots.
Why isn’t my shirt guaranteed? Quantities are limited. If you're registering after 5/4, our “live” shirt inventory shows the sizes currently in stock at the time you are registering. 


Please contact Race Director Kirk Cherep
Phone - (219) 307-5886
Email -


2190 N. St Rd 149
Portage, IN US 46386

Race Contact Info

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Official TRX Race Shirts

We're not skimping on the race shirts either. 100% combed ringspun USA premium cotton fine jersey material. So comfy and cool you'll wanna wear them everyday! Available in both men's and women's fit. Register before 5/4 to guarantee your sizing


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