Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 8 am start

North Vernon, IN - Muscatatuck County Park

**Rain or shine**

Registration: registration has closed for the 2014 race.

Difficulty rating: Hills 5 / Surface: 4 (1=easy, 5=difficult)


Join us at Muscatatuck Park, a true hidden gem in southeastern Indiana. This 10k trail run provides a gorgeous all-trail route, offering several long steady climbs and downhills. There are abundant views of the Muscatatuck River, cliffs, waterfalls, and deep ravines.

Course map: HERE - the DINO Challenge 10k follows the red dashed line, which is nearly all the "Cross country MTB course". Aerial overview of course HERE

Note, race start time is 8 am - earlier than most DINO Trail Run events to beat the heat. A cooling mist tent will be available after the race if it's hot.

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate, including walkers.

This event is part of the DINO Challenge Festival, featuring several mountain bike events Saturday afternoon and Sunday, a kayak outing at 4 pm (rentals available through DINO at $20 each), rock climbing / bouldering, and available camping all weekend.

The entry fee is $25 if pre-registered, which includes an event t-shirt, race awards, and some post-race snack food. Event t-shirts are only guaranteed to runners pre-registered by June 27.

Race day registration will be available for $30. There will be only a limited supply of event t-shirts for race day registrants.

Directions: North Vernon is halfway between Madison and Columbus IN. From the center of North Vernon (SR 7 and US 50), go south on SR 7 one mile, watch for the park entrance on the right just before crossing the river. View Map 

Camping: Onsite primitive camping is just $1 per person adjacent to race site - pay DINO at registration or self-pay station at campground entrance. No reservations needed. Hookups also available in the designated campground, call 812-346-2953 to reserve. 


Friday July 3

  • 9:00PM - Night Ride or trail run on the cross-country mountain bike course. Bring your lights!

Saturday July 4

  • 7:00AM - 10k Trail Run Check-in open
  • 8:00AM - Start:  DINO Challenge 10k Trail Run
  • 9:00AM - Finish and Awards for Trail Run
  • 10:00AM - Short-Track MTB race - 30 minutes plus one lap, on a loop of under 1 mile, contains mostly mowed lanes and fire road. Special event entry fee for Short-track and Downhill: $20 each ($25 for non-USA Cycling members) or $30 for both events ($35 for non-USAC). Registration opens at 9:15.
  • 10:00AM - Cat3, Junior, and Clydesdale start
  • 10:45AM - Cat2 Men/Women and Cat1 Women start
  • 11:30AM - Pro/Cat1 Men start
  • 1:00 PM - Downhill; contains drops, rocks, roots, and obstacles; some pedaling required! Two runs per person (best time wins); practice runs open by 11:00AM.  Elevation Map
  • 2:00 PM - Cross-country course opens for practice riding
  • 4:00 and 6:00 PM - Kayak trip on Muscatatuck River. DINO provides kayak plus gear and shuttle for just $20. Approx 2 hr trip. Limited space. Reserve a spot: 317-336-7553
  • 9:00 PM - Fireworks at North Vernon City Park

Sunday July 5 

  • 8:00AM - Cross-country / AMBC Registration Opens
  • 9:00AM - Christian Worship Gathering (approx. 20 minutes)
  • 10:00AM - Cross-country / AMBC START; Pro, Cat1, Cat2 (Men and women)
  • 12:00PM - Mountain Bike Series / AMBC START; Cat 3, Junior, Clydesdale, Intro