TECUMSEH TRAIL MARATHON
Thank you for your patience as we develop an alternate plan for the Tecumseh Trail Marathon and Yellowwood Lake Fun Run, which were canceled on Saturday.
The Hoosier Hikers Council and DINO will produce an alternate Tecumseh Trail Marathon on Saturday, January 11, 2014. This is currently planned to be the full point-to-point course shown on the maps available on our website. However, a variety of factors could cause course changes. In addition, if winter weather makes bus and vehicle transportation unsafe, we could be forced to cancel again. If so, there will not be a second re-schedule.
All entries from the December 7 race will automatically be transferred to the January 11 date. We will develop a process for those who cannot make this alternative date, and share it with you within the next week. Please do not contact us with your status until we share the process.
Cancellation of the December 7 race was a very difficult and painful decision. We appreciate the support so many of you have expressed, and we will do our best to produce another fantastic Tecumseh Trail Marathon!
Bloomington, IN - Yellowwood State Forest
Saturday December 7, 2013 January 11, 2014
26.2 Mile Trail Run
5.5 Mile Yellowwood Lake Fun Run / Walk
Registration: Print (Online entry is closed. You can register for both the Marathon and Fun Run in person)
A Benefit for the Hoosier Hikers Council Trail Improvement Association
The Tecumseh Trail Marathon course provides a scenic and challenging route in Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests. 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 23) after 4:30 pm will be escorted off the route and to the shelter. The field will be limited to 700 runners due to logistics. Please Note: Dogs are not permitted on the course.
- North Map for Runners and Spectators and South Map for Runners and Spectators
- Elevation Profile
- Old Course Map - First Half
- Old Course Map - Second Half
- November 16 and November 23: INFO
- Water & energy drink every 2-3 miles
- Beautiful point-to-point trail course
- Trails groomed for safety & route prepared by Hoosier Hikers Council
- Post-race meal (hot soups, breads, fruit, etc)
- Attractive awards for overall and age group winners
- Long sleeve tech shirt to each pre-registered runner
- Fundraiser for trails in Indiana
- Professional event management
- Medical support and trail sweep for safety
- Shuttle service to start line
- Shuttle service to and from A Summerhouse Inn in Bloomington before and after race
CUSTOM FINISHER MEDALS (OPTIONAL):
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: $70 before Nov 1. $80 After Nov 1. Race is expected to sell out prior to November 1. No entries accepted on race morning. Yellowwood Lake Fun Run: $10 before Nov. 30. $15 on race weekend.
10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Top three 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).
YELLOWWOOD LAKE FUN RUN:
A low-key event for family & friends of marathoners... or those not yet ready to tackle the marathon distance! The course is a trail loop of approximately 5.5 miles around the Yellowwood Lake Trail, finishing along the same route as the marathon. The cost is only $10, but there are no awards or, t-shirts. Results will be posted, and aid stations are available.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Eastern Standard Time):
December 6 Jan 10
|6:00-8:00PM||Packet Pick-up at *Location TBA*|
December 7 Jan 11
|Packet Pick-up at Yellowwood
Bus boarding and departures for start
Final bus leaves for start line
Tecumseh Trail Marathon Start
Yellowwood Lake Fun Run Start
(at Yellowwood Campground Shelter)
Cut-off time at Yellowwood Lake north trailhead
From State Road 46, 10 miles east of Bloomington or 7 miles west from Nashville. Follow Yellowwood Road for 2 miles to the campground / shelter house.Map to Course
If you are looking for a more unique setting and/or you are coming with a group, consider Lutheran Hills Retreat Center, Church Camp. A 1-mile easement of the Tecumseh Trail is on camp's property. This is a good choice for people who would like to stay close to the start of the marathon.
- 8 bunk cabins, housing 12 people each. $40 double occupancy plus $20 per additional person. Showers are in a common area.
- 1 guest house, housing 6 people. $100/night. Kitchen and full bath.
- Shedron Lodge, 6 semi private rooms with 2 beds each and 2 private rooms with 1 bed each, 4 baths, kitchen, fireplace. Total capacity 14 people, $300/night.
- 1 bunk house, housing 25 people. $40 double occupancy plus $20 for each additional person.
Contact: Dave Deckard, Manger (812) 988-2519 - Lutheran Hills Retreat Center 6371 N. Bear Creek Road Morgantown, IN 46160 (about 1 mile from Bear Lake, mile 5 on course)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What kind of shoes?
We recommend trail running shoes, but regular running shoes will work.
Will my feet get wet?
Stream crossings are generally passable with careful stepping / jumping. If there is significant rain prior to race day, you will get wet!
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. A Summerhouse Inn will be closed for remodeling. Travelodge is about another mile to the east on 3rd Street. The drive is 15-20 minutes into Yellowwood State Forest.
Lutheran Hills Retreat Center is right along the race course, about a 20 minute drive from the race headquarters. (812) 988-2519.
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).
What about camping?
Yellowwood (primitive) will be open, you can register when you arrive on race weekend.
Will there be aid stations?
Every 2-3 miles, with water, Gatorade, 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 December 31.
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 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.
How difficult is it really?
It is rather challenging. That's exactly why it sells out each year... don't delay!
Related / Local Links:
|DINO Tecumseh Trail Results|
|2013, DEC 7||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|