Race 1 - Saturday, March 16, 2019  
Anderson, IN – Mounds State Park


Registration: Online Registration has closed. Sign up is available race morning, 7:30-8:30 am.

Difficulty rating: Hills 3 / Surface: 2 (1=easy, 5=difficult)

Odds of weather related postponement: <10%

One of Indiana's favorite spots for trail running is Mounds State Park. Located in Anderson, is a special jewel in East Central Indiana. Annually, the park hosts DINO and Run the Mounds fall 5 mile race. Mounds offers scenic views of White River and the intriguing ceremonial mounds the park is named for. Mounds is less than an hour drive away from downtown Indianapolis.

Mounds State Park's heated pavilion makes a great gathering place for this early Spring race. Heated restrooms and ample gathering room make a chilly race morning much more pleasant.

In 2018, an ice storm caused DINO to design a route without many boardwalks or stairs. This alternate course proved to be more popular than the original course, so we've made it permanent!

The race starts just inside the park gatehouse, with 15k starting southward and 5k starting northward. Aid stations are approximately every two miles.

15k runners complete three times through the southern section and two times through the northern (15k only) section. (pass the "LAP/FINISH split twice, then finish the third time through).

Course Map


Subject to minor changes. All races are Eastern time.

  • 7:30AM ~ Registration Opens
  • 8:30AM ~ Registration Closes
  • 9:00AM ~ 15K Start
  • 9:10AM ~ 5K Starts
  • 10:30AM ~ DINO Kids Run (free)
  • 11:00AM ~ Award Ceremony 

Directions: Take SR 232 east from Anderson, or SR 32 West from I-69 to Mounds Road . The race registration/start/finish is at the Pavilion, just inside the park entrance. 

Gate fee of $7 per vehicle ($9 out-of-state) will be required as you enter, or you can purchase an annual entrance pass and enjoy any State Park all year long for $50. View Map

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