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Are You Ready for the 2018 Redbud Trail Challenge?

Join us for what we think is the “Most Rugged and Beautiful Trail Race in Ohio”. The Redbud Trail Challenge is a grueling Trail Hike/Run to benefit Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp (OWBC). Bring the whole family to participate and choose between a 5K, 10K, or 20K trail course. It will be run on OWBC’s rugged 600 acre forested property located in the hills of Southeast Ohio.

The OWBC RedBud Trail Challenge. . .

The Redbud Trail Challenge will do just that: Challenge your will, mind, and body just to finish this course. But it will be worth every bit of energy and will-power you spend. The trail will go through 2 primitive campsites (the 5K will go through 1 campsite) which the boys built and where they reside. A few more unique features are crossing the 68′ span “Nehemiah” suspension bridge (which the boys built), the beautiful springtime forest lush with Redbud and Dogwood blossoms, and huge boulders along the trail.

There will be 3 refreshment/first aid stations (2 on the 5K course) spread out over the course of the trail. The 10K trail is strenuous and has over 1,700′ of elevation gain and is approximately 40% technical single track and 60% old logging trails. The 20K trail will be twice around the 10K course and is not for the faint of heart. The 5K is perfect for the whole family because it is less rugged for those who want the fun of hiking in the woods, but not the difficulty and length of the 10K or 20K. All participants who register on or before April 26, 2018 will receive a race t-shirt and a gift from OWBC. You also can wait to register until Race Day from 7:15 – 8:30 am (Race Day registration costs $5 more). After the event, get refreshed and fellowship with your friends while enjoying a scrumptious meal for the whole family. All proceeds from the race will support the mission of Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp, a nonprofit organization helping troubled boys and their families find new hope. Register today and help us help boys. See you on the trail.

Detailed Course Descriptions

5K Detailed Trail Description | 10K Detailed Trail Description

How Your Support Helps Troubled Boys…

Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp is a nonprofit organization operated from a Christian ethos and value system and exists to help bring healing to troubled boys and their families. The Camp is open to all interested families without regard to race, ethnic origin, religious creed, or economic status. Funds generated from this event and other contributions provide a scholarship for families in need who are unable to provide the needed tuition. For more information about Camp, visit us on the web at www.ohioboyscamp.org

Registration Schedule

Early Pricing until 4/8/2018

5k – $30
10k – $40
20k – $50

Standard Pricing 4/8/2018-Race Day

5k – $40
10k – $50
20k – $60

Race Day Schedule of Events

7:00 amFacilities Open to Participants
7:15 amRace Day Registration Opens
8:45 am - 9:00 amBegin Reporting to the start line
9:00am20k Start
9:15 am10k Start
9:30am5k Start
9:45 amEnjoy Breakfast and Camp Facilities

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held near the start line on race day.


April 28, 2018
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Ohio Wilderness Boy’s Camp


Ohio Boy’s Camp
44642 Zerger Quarry Road
Summerfield, OH 43788 United States
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