Jan 01, 2022 at 3:30 PM

First Day Trail Run and Walk

9801 S. Fairfax Road

Bloomington IN, 47401


Entry Fee $15
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $15
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 3.7M
  • 1.3M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 497

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2014


Registration/Check-In at Bay View Shelter (Fairfax State Recreation Area): 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Run/Walk Start Time: 3:30 p.m.

This is an untimed, non-competitive run/walk. Choose from a 3.7 mile or 1.3 mile course.

Advance Registration is $15 – Deadline is December 30
• Advance registration is ONLINE only at http://bit.ly/firstdaytrail2020
• Advance registration includes the post-event appetizer buffet at the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn (located inside Fairfax SRA).
• First 300 people to ADVANCE register receive a commemorative patch AND a $15 gift certificate for the restaurants at the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn.

Same-day registration is $15
• Same-day registration includes the post-event appetizer buffet at the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn (located inside Fairfax SRA).

Post-event drawing! All attendees get a ticket for the prize drawing, which includes prizes from the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and Marina, race entries from Indiana Trail Running, and a 2020 Indiana State Parks Annual Entrance Permit.

Special note for leisurely walkers: If you choose the longer course, please be aware that the courses officially close 90 minutes after the start and the appetizer buffet in the Fourwinds shuts down at 5:30 p.m.

Course Maps
3.7 mile course: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/16519698
1.3 mile course: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/16519720

We do allow dogs to participate in this event. They must be on a leash of 6′ or less at all times, and we ask that you begin the run/walk at the back of the group. Dogs are not permitted inside the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn (where the post-event buffet and prize drawing are held).

Questions? Contact the Paynetown Activity Center on Monroe Lake at 812-837-9967 or email Jill Vance at jvance@dnr.IN.gov.

This event is co-sponsored by Monroe Lake (an Indiana State Park), the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and Marina, and Indiana Trail Running. Proceeds support public events, programs, and interpretation at Monroe Lake.



Past Event Dates

Held on Jan 01, 2022

Held on Jan 01, 2020

Held on Jan 01, 2019

Held on Jan 01, 2018

Held on Jan 01, 2017

Held on Jan 01, 2016

Held on Jan 01, 2015

Held on Jan 01, 2014

Event Results