Saturday October 27, 2018

-Marathon 26.2 Mile Trail Run

-Half Marathon 13.1 Mile Trail Run

-Quarter Marathon 6.8 mile Trail Run

Bloomington, IN - Yellowwood State Forest - Youth Tent Camping Area (North end of Yellowwood Lake)

Online Registration Opens in February.

2017 PHOTOS - Full Marathon - Half & Quarter - Finish Line (all)

Entry List (note, deferrals from prior year will not show up on this list)

A Partnership with the Indiana Trail Running Association


The Tecumseh Trail Marathon course provides a challenging route in Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests, during the beautiful autumn colors of South-central Indiana. A major portion of the 40-mile Tecumseh Trail is used for the race course. Participants will be shuttled by bus from the Yellowwood Lake area to the starting line, near the Morgan-Monroe State Forest office.

The trail surface varies from narrow forest trail to wide fire road, gravel, dirt, and paved roads. Several up and downhills of 200-300’ elevation are along the course, along with many smaller hills. The total ascent is approximately 3500’. See the elevation profile for more information.

Participants may run or walk, but must maintain a 17 minute per mile average through the hilly terrain. Participants reaching the north trailhead at Yellowwood Lake (approx. mile 22) after 4:30 pm will be escorted off the route and to the shelter. The field is limited to 700 runners due to logistics. Please Note: Dogs are not permitted on the course.



  • Water & energy drink every 2-3 miles
  • Beautiful point-to-point trail course
  • Trails groomed for safety & route prepared by Indiana Trail Running 
  • Post-race meal (hot soups, breads, fruit, etc)
  • Attractive awards for overall and age group winners
  • Sweatshirt to each runner in full or half distance, registered by October 19
  • Fundraiser for trails in Indiana
  • Professional event management
  • Medical support and trail sweep for safety
  • Shuttle service to start line


Attractive, custom-made finisher medals are available from Indiana's Excellence. The medal will have your name plus your finish time. These medals are $8 and will be mailed to you within three weeks after the Tecumseh Trail Marathon. You may order a medal when you register, or order at the race check-in. Finisher medals are not available for the Fun Run.

Marathon: $75 through October 20. $85 After Oct. 20. Includes sweatshirt, awards, and post-race meal. No race sweatshirt guaranteed unless registered by Oct. 19. No entries accepted on race morning.

Half-marathon: $60 through October 20. $70 after October 20. Includes sweatshirt, awards, and post-race meal. No race sweatshirt guaranteed unless registered by Oct. 19.

Quarter-marathon: $20 through Oct. 20. $30 on race weekend. Does not include a sweatshirt or awards. If there are extra sweatshirts available, they may be purchased for $10.

19&under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Top three marathon distance overall male and female winners receive a unique rustic award and a Runners Forum gift certificate ($60 for first, $50 for second, $40 for third). Top three in each age group, excluding overall winners, also receive an award and a gift certificate ($15, $12, $10).


New in 2017, the Half-marathon course (map coming soon) starts and finishes at the Yellowwood Group Camp, and will be a two-lap run around the lake. Registration and packet pickup available 9-10 am. Age group awards are in 10-year increments (15& under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

A no frills event for family & friends of marathoners... or those not yet ready to tackle the marathon distance! The course is a trail loop of approximately 6.7 miles around the Yellowwood Lake Trail, finishing along the same route as the marathon. The cost is only $20, but there are no awards or t-shirts. Results will be posted, and aid stations are available. Check-in and registration are available race morning from 9 am until shortly before the 11 am start time. The start, finish, parking, and registration are all located at Yellowwood Group Camp.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Eastern Standard Time):

October 27

Packet Pick-up at Yellowwood Group Camp
October 28




10:00 AM





Marathon Packet Pick-up (at Yellowwood Group Camp)

Bus boarding and departures for start

Final bus leaves for start line 

Tecumseh Trail Marathon Start (at Morgan Monroe HQ)

Half-Marathon Start (at Yellowwood Group Camp)

Quarter Marathon Start (at Yellowwood Group Camp) 

Cut-off time (at Aid #9 / mile 22)

Race cut-off (no finish times recorded after the cutoff)

From State Road 46, 10 miles east of Bloomington or 7 miles west from Nashville. Follow Yellowwood Road for 3 miles to the Group Camp near the north end of the Yellowwood Lake. 

Map to Course

Google Street View of Site

**Don't wait to reserve lodging. October is the peak tourism time for Nashville / Bloomington area.**

VisitBloomington.com Lodging Options

Brown County's Official Tourism Website


Can I pick up my number/packet at the start? 

Please don't plan on this. We arrive just minutes prior to start time and begin the race quickly. There's also very limited parking area. Plus, there's no post-race shuttle back to the start.

Where is the closest lodging? 
The race is east of Bloomington on highway 46. Hickory Shades Motel is actually the closest to Yellowwood, just a few miles away. (812) 988-4694. There are numerous other choices in Bloomington and Nashville. (see above in Lodging section). Travelodge is on 3rd Street. The drive is 15-20 minutes into Yellowwood State Forest.

What about camping? 

There is festival-style camping right at the race site (no amenities, open grassy area).  First-come, first-served, cost is $3 per person per night, please pay to DINO staff at the registration area.

There are also developed sites about a mile south. None of the sites have water or electricity. You can register when you arrive on race weekend.

Will there be aid stations? 
Every 2-4 miles, with water, Heed energy drink, snacks (e.g., pretzels, bananas, cookies, trail mix, etc.).

Will I get a finisher medal?  
Only if you order one ($8). It will be customized with your name and finish time, and mailed to you by mid November.

Can another person pick up my packet / race number?
Yes, but the person picking up your packet must bering a signed copy of this form. Scanned or faxed images of the form are acceptable.

What is the refund policy? 
If you cannot attend, we can do one of the following if you notify us at least one week prior to race day: 

-Transfer to the next year's race. 

-Refund your entry minus $20 service charge. 

-Transfer your entry to another runner with $20 service charge. Please send new participant's data on the official form along with $20. We must also receive an e-mail or other verifiable document from the registered participant. 

-No refunds, transfers, or exchanges will be made within one week of the race.

-In the event of a weather-related cancellation, the event will not be re-scheduled. 



Join the DINO crew for a challenging ultra-marathon with warm and cozy lodging, meals, and amenities:

December 2: Jackson County 50 mile (or 50k), PYOCA / Jackson-Washington State Forest


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DINO Tecumseh Trail Results
2017, OCT 28
Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Full ~ Half ~ Quarter
2016, OCT 29
Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon
2015, OCT 24
Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon ~ Photos
2014, OCT 25
Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon ~ Photos
2014, JAN 11
Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon ~ Photos
2012, DEC 1 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon ~ Photos
2011, DEC 3 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon ~ Photos
2010, DEC 4 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon ~ Photos
2009, DEC 5 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon ~ Photos
2008, DEC 6 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon
2007, DEC 1 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon
2006, DEC 2 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon
2005, DEC 3 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon
2004, DEC 4 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon
2003, DEC 6 Bloomington, IN Yellowwood St. Forest Fun ~ Marathon