The Taylorsville Run offers 8 mile (4 loops) and 16 mile (2 loops) events that run on a single track loop through the woods, offering runners a gorgeous view of the trees and local fauna. Awards will be given to the top overall finishers, as well as the winners in each age group.
(This trail race takes place in October each year. Visit race website link below for details.)
Location: Ohio, United States
Geographic Area: Taylorsville Metropark
Nearby City: Dayton
Race Length: 16 miles (25.7 km)
Race Length: 8 miles (12.9 km)
Website URL: http://www.orrrc.org/calendar.html?task=view_detail&agid=... (opens new window)
Phone: (937) 298-5036
Registration takes place on race day only, so it is suggested that you arrive at least 1 hour before the race starts.
Course information from Ron Brower, Race Director:
The Taylorsville 6-12-18 is at almost exactly 800 ft altitude, with very
little change in elevation since it follows a riverbed. There is an
occasional descent into or out of a gully, steep enough that one must
climb out--yet nothing exceeds even the height of a person. (Ohio is
not known for dramatic changes in elevation.)
The park authority is resting part of the trail, so we will have an
8-16 format this year, consisting of two or four repetitions of the same
4-mile loop. The trail includes the ruins of the village of
Tadmor--once the busy crossroads of the National Road and the Miami-Erie
Canal. However, the village is long gone, and Nature has retaken the
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Submitted On: 5/29/2009
Modified On: 6/29/2009