East Fork State Park
Swim Beach Parking Lot
3294 Elklick Rd
Bethel, OH 45106
East Fork State Park is located 25 miles east of downtown Cincinnati, in Bethel, Ohio. The race will be staged from the Swim Beach parking lot. Click here for the official East Fork State Park website and click here for a PDF map of the park.
From Cincinnati, Dayton or Columbus
Take exit 65 off of I-275 (SR 125 / Beachmont Ave) on the southeast side of Cincinnati. Travel nine miles east on SR 125. Turn north on Bantan Rd (Old SR 125) and travel 0.25 miles to Elklick Rd. Turn left on Elklick Rd and follow the signs to the swim beach.
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I-275 east to exit 65 off of I-275 (SR 125 / Beachmont Ave) on the southeast side of Cincinnati. Travel nine miles east on SR 125. Turn north on Bantan Rd (Old SR 125) and travel 0.25 miles to Elklick Rd. Turn left on Elklick Rd and follow the signs to the swim beach.
The campground at East Fork State Park offers 384 electric sites as well as showers, flush toilets, drinking water, a camper’s beach, boat ramp and a dump station. Some sites do allow pet owners to bring along their family pet. Click here for a map of the campground. Click here to reserve a campsite.
There are numerous hotels located near I-275. Please visit Hotels.com and search Amelia, OH.
The half marathon loop will start and finish at the swim beach parking lot on the south side of East Fork State Park.
The first 1/4 mile of the race will be run on the road to allow racers to thin out before hitting the single track trail. You will then make a loop through the mountain bike and backpack trails before finishing.
There is a total elevation gain and loss of 520 feet in the half marathon.
The course is 95% dirt and grass single and double track trails and 5% pavement. 9 miles of the trail system is open to walkers, runners and mountain bikes only.
There will be 6 aid stations. Aid stations will be located at miles 2.5, 4.5, 6, 7, 10 and 12.
Each aid station will be stocked with water and Hammer HEED. Each aid stations will also offer Hammer Gel, chips, candy, band aids, Vaseline, and ibuprofen.
Restroom facilities can be found at mile 10 as well as the start/finish area.
The finish line will close at 1:00 PM