Falling Leaves 8 miler and 5K

Sun October 22, 2023 Berkey, OH 43504 US Directions


8 miler

9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT


9:15AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT


10001 Central Ave.
Berkey, OH US 43504


Both the 5k and the 8 mile are sold out!!!  We are still in need of volunteers, especially course marshals and water stop workers (see volunteer link at the bottom of the page).

Celebrate the fall colors and changing seasons with a trail run through Secor and Wiregrass Metroparks!! There will be two races - an 8 miler and a 5K (full disclosure...due to the need to use existing trails, the distances are actually about 7.7 and 3.3 miles. So you have the opportunity to set PR's in a new distance!!). Both races start at Secor Metropark on the all-purpose trail. Runners in the 8 miler will start adjacent to the Secor Room at Secor Park, follow the all-purpose trail counter-clockwise, connect to the Moseley Trail and follow it to Wiregrass Lake, then do a loop around the lake and return on the Moseley and all-purpose trails to the finish at the Secor Room. Runners in the 5K will run one loop of the "long version" of the Secor park all-purpose trail. Both courses are flat and non-technical. Walkers are welcome in the 5K.

  • Participation is limited to 215 participants.
  • To guarantee a t-shirt, please register by October 8, 2023!
  • Hats to the first 150 registrants!!!
  • Awards to top male/female overall, masters, and grand masters in 5K
  • Awards to top male/female overall, masters, and grand masters in 8 mile

Packet pick-up: (1) at Second Sole: Thursday, October 19th (4:30 - 7:45) and Friday, October 20th (4:00 - 5:45) and  the morning of the event until 8:45 a.m.

The Falling Leaves event is one of three events in the Toledo Roadrunners Club Trail Series presented in partnership with Metroparks Toledo and sponsored by Second Sole. Other races in the series are the Towpath Trail 10K and Half Marathon at Providence Metropark on July 9th and the Oak Openings Stampede 25K and 5K at Oak Openings Metropark on September 10th. Registration for these events are also available on RunSignUp. 


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