Introducing the Iron Furnace Trail Run

SEOTR has an exciting announcement!  On April 26th of this year, we will be hosting and directing our first trail race called the Iron Furnace Trail Run (IFTR).  This event will have two race distances: 20k (12.4 miles) and 5 miles.  Both races will begin at the beautiful Lake Hope State Park Lodge.


We are excited to begin this new opportunity to make an impact in SE Ohio.  I think you will enjoy the two-course layouts and designs – they really are designed to provide runners with the most amazing experience that this area has to offer on some of the best trails in Ohio.

To give everyone involved a high-quality experience, SEOTR has partnered with a group of Graduate Students from the Ohio University Recreation Studies Program to plan and implement the race weekend.  Not only does it give these students exceptional practical experience, but with their expertise, your experience will be even greater as well!  They’ve worked really hard to put together a great event.

Not only will you enjoy the actual race on Saturday, but the night before will also feature the packet pick-up with a guest speaker and a pasta-dinner included in every participants’ registration at the Athens Community Center.  You’ll have the option to buy more dinner tickets for family or friends while registering.  Once again SEOTR is partnering with Ohio University and Chef Tom Padron and the Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism Association – they’ll be catering the pasta-dinner.  Trust me, you won’t want to miss their food!

Check out all the information about the Iron Furnace Trail Run under the events tab above.  Registration is open now!  We hope you join us for an exceptional race and trail experience in the 1st Annual Iron Furnace Trail Run.