July 2015 Versailles Events re-scheduled

An intense storm put a halt to the scheduled July 18-19 XTERRA triathlon, 5-mile trail run, and mountain bike races scheduled for Versailles.

These events have been re-scheduled for September 5-6. For information, check the calendar for the event of interest to you.


New Date for Tecumseh Trail Marathon

Tecumseh Trail Marathon, traditionally held the first Saturday in December, has been moved to a new date for 2014. Tecumseh Trail Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, October 25.

Hoosier Hikers Council, the volunteer-based group which built and maintains the trail (and manages aid stations and course preparation for the marathon) requested the change of date. The primary reasons are the safety of volunteers and to reduce the likelyhood of weather-related issues. Tecumseh Trail Marathon is unique in its point-to-point course through very remote areas. This course design makes access by volunteers a real challenge even in the best of weather.

There are benefits to the participants as well, such as:

  • being clear of hunting season
  • less risk of ice and mud
  • less risk of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • weather more conducive to camping, post-race socializing, etc.
  • extension of the time cutoff at mile 22 (to 5 pm) - reducing pressure on slower runners

We look forward to another excellent Tecumseh Trail Marathon on October 25!


2014 Registration forms opening

Registration has opened for the 2014 DINO Trail Run Series (here), and will soon be opening for all other DINO events, including the XTERRA DINO Triathlons, MISSION Adventure Race, the Kenda DINO Mountain Bike Series, and more.


DINO Mountain Bike Survey Results

We took a survey to see how we can best meet the needs and wants of our participants. The results, along with comments from DINO Director Brian Holzhausen, are here:


Group Discounts

Are you a coach or leader of a large group?

We have for years unofficially offered discounts to groups, but now it is official.

If you bring:

ten or more participants - 10% discount

twenty or more participants - 20% discount

thirty or more participants - 30% discount

... and so on up to 50% discount!  (Sorry, we can't give 100+ entries away for free)

The catch? It needs to be in a single payment (cash, check, Paypal, or credit card). Registration data needs to be in a spreadsheet format with all the race entry fields found on our online form. (Contact us if you need a template spreadsheet). Due by the wednesday prior to the event.

Valid for series events only (excludes XTERRA, Adventure Racing, Tecumseh Trail Marathon, etc).