If you love to run and also enjoy exploring picturesque scenery as you do it, then you shouldn’t miss the Hocking Hills Indian Run. This series of races takes runners through a beautiful course that is the perfect backdrop for a day of running. With a variety of distances to choose from, the Hocking Hills Indian Run is the perfect race for runners of all skill levels. So whether you’re a running fanatic who loves marathon distances or a casual runner who wants to run a short race, the Hocking Hills Indian Run has something for you!
About the Hocking Hills Indian Run
The Hocking Hills Indian Run is a series of races of varying differences. It has become a beloved tradition here in the area and draws runners from far and wide to participate. The races go through the beautiful forests of hocking Hills State Park and Hocking State Forest. This race utilizes chip timing to record all runners’ finish times, providing an accurate result. All of the races meet and finish at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge in Hocking County. This year’s Hocking Hills Indian Run will be the 37th annual edition of the event and will take place on September 19th, 2015.
Races at the Hocking Hills Indian Run
Runners can choose from 60k, 40k, 20k, 10k, and 5k races. So if you’re a serious runner, you can choose on of the longer races and if you’re a more casual runner or want to walk, you can choose one of the shorter races like the 10k or 5k. The 60k run will step off at 7 am, followed by the 40k beginning at 8 am. The rest of the races have individual start times and runners can pick their start times from within a two-hour period. Each race will have a beautiful course that winds through the Hocking Hills State Park and Hocking State Forest.
The Hocking Hills Indian Run Course
The course at the Hocking Hills Indian Run will wind through the hemlock forests, over streams, past waterfalls, and by deep gorges. The race course travels both uphill and down. The 60k, 40k, and 20k races all start at the Lodge. The trail is 20k long, so the 60k races run it three times, the 40k racers run it twice, and the 20k racers run it once. The 10k runners start their race from Top O the Caves Campground. The 5k runners start from the Fisherman’s Parking Lot near Rose Lake. Each race ends at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge.
Accommodations for the Hocking Hills Indian Run
When making plans and training for the Hocking Hills Indian Run, be sure to make your accommodation arrangements at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Our property in Logan, OH has the perfect Inn Guest Rooms, Cottages, and Cabins for you to stay in before and after the race. When you’ve spent the day getting a workout on the race course, you’ll love coming back to the Inn for some rest, relaxation, and pampering in our luxurious accommodations. Plus, you can take advantage of our Spa services to really indulge yourself. And our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirts, is one of the best places in the area to get high-quality cuisine in an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere. At the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, we’ll make sure you have a memorable time in the Hocking Hills. We can’t wait to see you soon!