Powder Keg Trail Run

Sat August 24, 2019 Kings Mills, OH US 45034 Directions
Come out and join us. "You will have a Blast!"


9:00AM EDT


9:00AM EDT


9:00AM EDT
1840 King Ave
Kings Mills, OH US 45034

Dirt Days Trail Series - Powder Keg

Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:00 am

Carter Park, Deerfield Township

The Powder Keg is a perennial favorite. Explore the many trails of Carter Park which is behind the Historic Kings Mansion. The course will be fun and challenging. You will do a loop that will take you to down near the Little Miami River. Follow along the river on the old abandoned King Road. Explore an old dam. Climb the "Stairway to Heaven". Race distance is listed as 3.5 miles. However, your mileage may vary. This is the sixth event of the 2019 Dirt Days Trail Series.

The Powder Keg 5K Trail Race is presented by Deerfield Township and The Arts Alliance.


A portion of the proceeds benefit The Arts Alliance toward future arts programming.


Carter Park is located behind the old Kings Mansion on King Avenue just North of Kings Island. Carter Park Web Page.

I-71 to Kings Mills Exit. Go East past Columbia. Kings Mills turns into King Ave. Mansion is on the Left.

Google: 1720 King Ave, Kings Mills, OH 45034 to get directions from your location

GPS Coordinates: 39.358236, -84.246142

Ample Free parking at Kings Elementary next door.

The Course:

Scenic course explores the trails of the Historic Kings Mansion. Course will be fun and challenging. You will do a loop that will take you to down near the Little Miami River. Follow along the river on the old abandoned King Road. Explore an old dam. Make your ascent to the top via a series of steps. Then, you will explore the north side of the park trails. Follow around some ball fields and then the final push to the finish. Race distance is listed as 3.5 miles. However,your mileage may vary.

Run Divisions:

Run - Men & Women: 14/under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70/over.

Walk Divisions:

Walk - Men & Women 29/under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60/over

Individual Event Awards:

Awards to overall male and female runner and walker. There are age group awards for this event.

Age Group awards will be presented immediately after the race based on the above divisions.

Randomly drawn door prizes. 

You must be present to win any random drawing and you cannot accept for someone else, so stick around!


Powder Keg T-shirts (Short Sleeved) are available for $10 while supplies last. Pre-register if you know you want one.


We will have a variety of treats for you. 

Registration Fee:

Registration Fee: $15 Pre-registration per race. Late registration, when offered, will be $17. It was determined that not enough folks were pre-registering so the race day fee was raised to $20 to "encourage" pre-registration.

Register online through Thursday, August 21, 2019. Late online registration will be available through Friday, August 23, 2019

Register by mail by printing and mailing a paper registration form. Postmark by Tuesday, August 20, 2019 so we will receive it in time.

Register on Race day from 7:30 am through 8:45 am at the venue.

Race Day Registration and pick up:

There is no early packet pick up for this event. Check in on day of race is from 7:30 am through 8:45 am. 

The Dirt Days Trail Series:

This is the sixth leg of the 2019 Dirt Days Trail Series.

About the Dirt Days Trail Series

This is a unique series of trail events in the Greater Cincinnati area. This Series consists of eight dates and ten events. Events will include trail runs of varying distances from about 3 to 11 miles, including a night trail run.. It includes combining your performances in various events to see who are the Dirtiest Dozen men and women. We are excited to be able to put on these slightly different events for the local running community. Run one race or sign up for the series and run them all!

Go to the Dirt Days Trail Series Home Page to learn more about the series

Course Map

Course is subject to change depending on conditions and the mood of the race director!

Printable, Mailable Powder Keg Entry Form

If you prefer to sign up by mail, please print the attached Registration form and mail, with payment to the listed address. Make sure we receive it by Wednesday prior to the event so we will have time to process the registration. Thank You.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Announcements, News, Updates, Race Photos and More.


Once again, this year's race will be chip timed with Ipico shoe tags. All Times will be read electronically. You do not have to have a tag to participate but you must have a tag to receive a time. To receive a time, you must properly attach shoe tag to your shoe. No tag, no time! Shoe tags will be distributed on race-day only. Tags are re-useable and will be collected at the finish line. If you are given a tag, you must agree to return it for reuse. Check out the video to see how to properly attach your timing chip.

Race Contact Info

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