Dirt Days Trail Series

Sat March 11 - Sun October 15, 2023 Cincinnati, OH 45242 US
All-Inclusive Pkg

2023 Season Pass

$150 03/11 - 10/15 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EDT To sign up for individual races, follow the link to that event.

Run For the Green

$22.50 03/11 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST Registration Opens January 31, 2023 at 12:01am EST

Ault Park Switchback

$22.50 04/23 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 31, 2023 at 12:01am EST

Mt. Airy Ridge Run

$22.50 05/21 8:45AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 30, 2023 at 12:01am EST

French Park Creek Crossings

$22.50 06/18 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 31, 2023 at 12:01am EST

East Fork State Park Backpack Trail Run

$22.50 07/30 8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens February 6, 2023 at 12:01am EST

Powder Keg

$22.50 08/26 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 31, 2023 at 12:01am EST

Glenwood Gardens Night Lights Run

$22.50 09/23 9:00PM EDT - 11:00PM EDT Registration Opens January 31, 2023 at 12:01am EST

Shawnee Lookout " West Side Best Side" Trail Run

$22.50 10/15 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 31, 2023 at 12:01am EST

2023 Dirt Days Trail Series Update:

We have re-instituted an all-inclusive season pass. Read about it below. It is now live for signups.

Q - What is The Dirt Days Trail Series?

A - The Dirt Days Trail Series consists of Eight Dates and Ten events. There is one event per month beginning in March and ending in October.
Events will include trail runs of varying distances from about 2 to 11 miles, including a night run. Each event is unique and there is plenty of variety to appeal to runners and walkers of all abilities.
Depending on the event, you may encounter heavily forested areas, open fields, hills, creek crossings, dirt, mud, etc.
Pick and choose your events and sign up for each one separately. You can also purchase a season pass!

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.

The events should have the same look and feel as in past years. We may adjust the events a little based on your recommendations, date conflicts etc. If you would like to give your input, send me an email.

Q - Are the races timed?

A - All races will be chip-timed using disposable chips on bibs. No need to return chips.

Q- Are there awards or prizes?

A - 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 will also 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!

Q - How much are the races?

A - All events are $22.50 per race. For 2023, all registrations will be done online. Sign up for each race independently or select our one time package price for an all-inclusive pass to each event.

Q - What  do I get with my entry?

A - Entry fee includes bib number, timing chip, refreshments, well-marked course, detailed results, series competition, chance to win prizes etc. You will also meet some really nice people!

Q - Can I sign up on race day at the venue

A - All registrations will be done online. You can sign up anytime up to the start of each race. Sign up on your phone, tablet or computer. We will not have kiosks at the venues. If you know you are coming, it is best to sign up prior to arriving at the venue. 

Q- Are there race shirts?

A - Dirt Days Trail Series Tech Shirts will be available for $20. You can purchase them with your registration. They will be also be sold at the venue by Fleet Feet (our sponsor) beginning in April.
Two events (Run for the Green and Powder Keg) will have their own dedicated race shirts. Series Shirts will not be sold at these two events. 

Q - When can I pick up my bib, chip, shirt etc?

A - You can check in beginning 90 minutes prior to the start of each event and ending 15 minutes prior to the start. For a 9:00 race, check in will be from 7:30 - 8:45. Come early and enjoy your experience. There is no early packet pick up for any of the events. 

Q - Are there Series Awards?

A - Each race is run independently, however, you can earn points for the Dirt Days Trail Series competitions. See the Series section for more information.

Complete Dirt Days Trail Series Information:

Go to the Dirt Days Trail Series Home Page  for complete information, rules, archives etc. or click on individual links for complete Information about individual events.


We are offering an all-inclusive season pass to all of the 2023 Dirt Days Trail Series events.

If you are planning to attend all or most of the events, this may be for you. You will save time by only signing up one time. The total price is discounted so can save money as well. In addition, a one-time transaction fee will be less than signing up for events one at a time. 

The package includes entry fee to all eight events and also included is a 2023 Trail Series shirt. Price for 2023 is $150.

We are only offering this package through the Ault Park race since it does not make sense after that time.

The deadline to sign up for the bundle is Friday, April, 21, 2023.

If you are planning to participate in at least six events, this may be perfect for you. Do the math. It it works for you, great!

Note: The Run for the Green and the Powder Keg offer their own race-specific shirts. These are not included in the package price but you will have the opportunity to purchase them if you wish. 

Also, when signing up, only choose a series shirt one time with the season pass event unless you wish to purchase additional shirts. 

Registrations are not transferrable!


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

The rules for 2023:

All participants will be automatically entered into the Dirt Days Dirtiest Dozen Competition. 

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 events to earn a participation prize at the end of the season. 

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

For current and past results, click on the Results Tab or go to the Dirt Days Trail Series Archives Page

 Series Points and Standings

Current and Previous years Points and Standings.

Includes the Dirtiest Dozen and Participation Points.

For complete information about the series, go to the Dirt Days Trail Series Page.

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