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Mt. Airy Ridge Run is a perennial favorite. This is the largest park in the city and features extensive trails.
Mt. Airy Forest is, in fact, is one of the larger parks located within a city's limits in the country. Even Central Park can only boast 843 acres, while Mt. Airy holds a massive 1,469.9 acres. The Mt. Airy Forest Ridge Run is aptly named, as the runners will get a wilderness experience that mirrors the Sierras at times. The course winds through all of the features Mt. Airy has to offer, such as its lush evergreens, dense hardwoods, open meadows, flowing rivers, and of course, hill climbs and ridge traverses.
The Mt. Airy Forest Ridge Run will have TWO separate races over different distances. There will be a two lap race (10.6) miles that will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a one lap race (5.4 miles) that will start at 8:30 a.m. We will begin sweeping the course at 9:45 am so you need to be finished with one lap by then. If you are doing the one-lap event, you do not need to worry about this.
This is the Third leg of the 2023 Dirt Days Trail Series. Each event will be scored separately and both events will count toward the Series points.
Mt. Airy Ridge Run Update: We have added a "Trekker" category for those who would like to do the 10+ mile course but need extra time to finish. If you think that you need more than 2-2.5 hours to finish, we encourage you to consider the this option. You can start at 8:00 or after instead of nine. You will receive a time and credit for participation. Also, you can finish before all the food is gone!
Mt Airy Forest
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Google: 39.172758, -84.568807 to get directions from your location
Link to Mt. Airy Forest Web Page
The Mt. Airy Forest Ridge Run will have TWO separate races over different distances. There will be a two lap race (10.6) miles that will begin at 8:45 a.m. There will also be a one lap race (5.4 miles) that will start at 9:00 am. See the attached course map. The direction was reversed a few years back. The current configuration will be a counter-clockwise loop. Each event will be scored separately and both events will count toward the Series points.
Individual Event Awards:
NEW RACE AWARDS
The overall top male and overall top female in each race will receive a FREE pair of Altra shoes. No duplicate winners allowed throughout the series, in this case a roll-down winner will be awarded. PLUS: An additional FREE pair of Altra shoes will be randomly awarded. Again, no duplicates.
Randomly drawn door prizes will be also be awarded at each event. (must be present to win, so stick around!)
2023 /series shirts are available for $20 with registration or at the venue.
We will have a variety of treats for you.
Registration Fee: $22.50 Pre-registration per race. Online Registration only.
Online registration will be available on race day via mobile if we are not sold out.
Race Day Registration and pick up:
There is no early packet pick up for this event. Check in on day of race is from 6:30 am through 8:15 am.
The Dirt Days Trail Series:
This is the Third leg of the 2023 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
View the PDF version of the course map. One lap is about 5.4 miles. Two laps is about 10.6 Miles
If you have use Strava, you can view the course here:
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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