10 Fall Trail Races in 2014
The BigFoot Trail RaceSeptember 28, 2014 - Johnson City, Texas 1 of 11
Take on this trail run named after the historic Texas Ranger William "Bigfoot" Wallace. With 10K, 30K and 50K options, the looped course winds through Central Texas Hill Country of Flat Creek Crossing Ranch. Proceeds from the event are donated to Back on My Feet Austin and its mission to help the homeless population.
OhioOutside Trail Series – Race 1October 11, 2014 - Munroe Falls, Ohio 2 of 11
The first of three races in the annual series, this 5-mile trail run loops through the Indian Spring Trail. Once you finish, grab some of the hot coffee and cider provided for all runners. Each participant also gets a custom-made beer glass, and if you complete all three events, you'll receive a free "Trail Nerd" hoodie.
The Dire Wolf 5-Mile Trail RunOctober 11, 2014 - Atglen, Pennsylvania 3 of 11
With hills, rocks, roots, a rugged downhill switchback and a shallow creek crossing, this trail race has it all. You'll run along a mix of fire trail, single track and grass in this 5-mile course. All proceeds from the event benefit the Octorara High School cross country and track and field teams.
Cow Pie Trail RunOctober 11, 2014 - Loup City, Nebraska 4 of 11
Run through the pastures and minimum maintenance roads of central Nebraska. Choose from the half marathon, 5K or Kids Fun Run in this 5th annual event benefiting the Rebecca Adams Green Foundation. After you cross the finish line, be sure to stick around for the post-race barbecue and hayrack rides.
Grizzly Solo Ultra MarathonOctober 12, 2014 - Alberta, Canada 5 of 11
For those runners who feel that 26.2 miles just isn't enough, head into Alberta and test your stamina with a 50K run. If the extra distance doesn't faze you, the 5,547-foot gain in elevation might.
2014 Dogwood Canyon 15K, 25K and 50K Trail RunsOctober 18, 2014 - Lampe, Missouri 6 of 11
Take in views of the 10,000-acre Dogwood Canyon Nature Park while climbing hills, traversing streams and scrambling around rocks. All participants receive a long sleeve shirt, and all 25K and 50K finishers receive a hoodie from The North Face.
Lacawac Lake to Lake 8K Trail Run and Woods WalkOctober 19, 2014 - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania 7 of 11
Wander around this wildlife sanctuary on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack. The rich woodland habitat boasts a variety of plants, animals and birds for runners to admire while maneuvering through the trails. There are 8K and 5K options, both of which can be done as an individual or with a group.
Stump Farm Trail RaceOctober 26, 2014 - Suamico, Wisconsin 8 of 11
Grab your cheeseheads and run through the trails of Suamico, located 10 miles north of Green Bay, in this annual fundraising event. In addition to the half marathon and 5K trail races, there is a 15-mile mountain bike race. All proceeds from the event go to the Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team.
Loudoun 10K Trail RunNovember 9, 2014 - Middleburg, Virginia 9 of 11
Explore northeast Virginia in this fall 10K race on the beautiful trails of Camp Highroad, a 600-acre retreat just outside of Middleburg. This charity event raises money for the Boulder Crest Retreat.
Run Live Oak 5K and 10KNovember 22, 2014 - Abbeville, Louisiana 10 of 11
Try this unique trail race through the levees and fields of southern Louisiana. The course consists of grated gravel and grass, so there's no need to worry about mud, water obstacles, streets or cars. According to the official race website, however, you may have to share the trail with deer, ducks or rabbits.