The Race

50 Mile Race Information

Date:  October 9, 2021

Distance:  54 Miles

Elevation:  11,000 feet of gain

Location:  Shawnee State Park and Forest

Start Time:  5:00am

Cut-off:  17 hours

Course Close:  10:00pm

50K Race Information

Date:  October 9, 2021

Distance:  50K

Elevation:  6,500 feet of gain

Location:  Shawnee State Park and Forest

Start Time:  6:00am

Cut-off:  16 hours

Course Close:  10:00pm

Participant Perks

  • Each participant will receive an entrant shirt (men's and women's specific options)

  • 50 Mile finishers will receive a beautiful wooden finishers award when finishing

  • 50K finishers will receive a unique 50K award when finishing 

  • A beautiful and well-marked course in the most secluded Ohio forest

Race Awards

50 Mile Awards

  • Top 3 Overall - Male and Female

  • Top Master (40-49) - Male and Female

  • Top Grandmaster (50-59) - Male and Female

  • Top Great-Grandmaster (60+)  - Male and Female

50K Awards

  • Top 3 Overall - Male and Female

Race Location


​The Start and Finish, as well as Packet Pickup is located at the Shawnee State Park Lodge and Conference Center.

4404 OH-125,

West Portsmouth, OH 45663

Parking:  There is ample parking located at the Shawnee Lodge

Packet Pick-up


Location:  Shawnee State Park Lodge

Time:  Friday, 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Race Day Pack Pick-up:  if you cannot pick up your bib on Friday we will be handing out packets race-morning, inside the Shawnee Lodge (start location) starting at 4:00am.

Lodging and Camping Options
Shawnee State Park Lodge
  • There are nice lodge rooms as well as individual cabins available to rent through the Shawnee State Park Lodge.

  • The lodge has reserved a block of rooms specifically for the Shawnee 50 Mile and 50K event, but you must call the lodge in order to make the booking, at 740-858-6621.

Group Camping Option
  • You can select this option while checking out when you register for $5.00.  If you wish to have a personal campsite at the park campground you will need to reserve it on your own.  *this add-on is non-refundable

  • When picking up your bib on Friday, we will give you a permit tag to hang in car while at the park.

    • You can start setting up your camp area at 3:00pm on Friday and can camp through 11:00am on Sunday.​​

  • The group camp is a dedicated space for Shawnee Trail Run participants is located just 1 mile down the road from the start and finish area. 

  • You will still be able to go into the Park Campground area with your car permit tag, where you will have access to flush toilets, showers, laundry, and all the other amenities provided at the Shawnee State Park Campground.

Shawnee State Park Campground

  • For a private and individual campsite,  you can reserve a site at the State Park Campground.

  • You can do this at THIS WEBSITE.

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The Shawnee Trail Runs is a cupless race!  In an effort to cut down on the waste of hundreds of paper cups, lessen a burden on volunteers, and to stay current with trail running trends, we will not have cups at aid stations.


You will be able to fill up with soda, water, electrolyte drink, or other liquids with your handheld bottle, bladder, and/or collapsible cups.   


We recommend purchasing a collapsible cup at your local running speciality store; collapsible cups can easily be stashed in your pocket or pack while running, and saves a massive amount of waste from paper cups that are just used once..  Here are two great products that we recommend:


Ultimate Direction:

Crew and spectator information, including a "Crew Guide", can be found on the Spectator/Crew Info. Page.