Ault Park is one of the most frequently used parks in Cincinnati. Its intricate network of trails is one of the City's best kept secrets.
Google: 39°08'02.8"N 84°24'47.5"W
Q - What is the course like?
A - The Ault Park Switchback will start with a short loop near the pavilion, before entering the woods. Once on the trail, runners will enjoy a rolling route, going down by the old railroad trestle, and even spending some time on the old pioneer road from the late 1700's. Networking through Ault's web of trails, the 3.6 mile course will come back up to the pavilion and then finish back at the soccer field. This course features many twists and turns with a few hills mixed in for good measure?.
Q - Are there awards
The overall top male and overall top female in each race will receive a special award. No duplicate winners allowed throughout the series, There will also be age-graded awards. In addition, there will be random drawing for prizes with one lucky grand prize winner. (must be present to win, so stick around!)
There are no duplicate winners for the overall winners and Grand Prize Drawing winners throughout the series. We like to spread the wealth!
Q - Are there race shirts?
A - Dirt Day Trail Series Tech shirts will be available for this event for $20 each. You can purchase with your registration or buy at the Fleet Feet tent at the venue.
Q - What goes on after the race?
A - Awards ceremony and we will have a variety of treats for you.
Q - How much does it cost?
A - Registration Fee: $22.50. All signups will be done online. You may sign up online through race day from your computer, tablet or phone. You can also purchase a Season Pass for the whole series.
A - NEW for 2024 - Kids 14 and under will receive a $5 discount at checkout.
Q - What do I get with my registration?
A - Registration includes well-marked course, bib number, timing chip, fluid station, refreshments, chance for awards, door prizes, good folks, great fun!
Q - When can I pick up my bib number etc.?
A - Check in on day of race is from 7:30 am through 8:45 am. There is no early packet pick up for this event.
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
We are offering a one-time all-inclusive Trail Series package price of $150 that includes all 8 dates.
If you are planning to attend all or most events, this option will save you time and money.
We will also include a Dirt Days Trail Series Tech Shirt (a $20 value)
This package is only available until the 2nd event (Ault Park).
No exchanges or transfers please.
Course may vary from the posted course map. Distance is approximate and may vary from year to year due to adjustments by the race director.
Course was adjusted slightly in 2021 to avoid cross traffic. Distance is about 3.6 miles
If you have Strava, you can follow this link: https://www.strava.com/activities/5148453278
Plotaroute link shows approximate route. https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1495440
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
This year's event will be timing using MyLaps Disposable bib tags. The chip will be on the bib number. No need to turn in pull tags or return the timing chip.
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