2024 Trail Run Xtreme


12K Trail Race :
: Trail Run 7.5 Miles
3K Kids Race :
: Run 1.9 Miles
  • Race Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • Start Time: 09:00 AM
  • Entry Fee:$45
  • Location:Imagination Glen East
  • Address: 2190 N. St Rd 149
  • City/State/Zip:Portage, Indiana 46386
  • Country: USA

_The 2024 Trail Run Xtreme 12K Trail Race:

Trail Run Xtreme is back and we're not skimping on the mud! Roots, hills, logs, mud puddles, twists and turns, and maybe even some water crossings await you along the woodsy single-track route of the Outback Trails. Bug spray will be provided before and food, fruit, and snacks afterwards with camaraderie all around. So grab your trail shoes, tighten up those laces, and get ready to let out your inner child because it's time to explore the woods and race in the dirt!

Date of Race - Sunday, May 19, 2024
Check-in / Race Day Registration opens  - 8:00am (CDT)
Race Start Times:
3K (ages 14 & Under) - 8:30 AM (CDT)
12K (all ages) - 9:00 AM (CDT)

Outback Trail at Imagination Glen East
Iron Horse Heritage Trail
Portage, IN US 46386

• Official 2024 Trail Run Xtreme Shirt (Deadline for guaranteed size availability is May 3rd, 2024) 
• Custom TRX Race Bib 
• Top 3 in each age group will receive an TRX age group award. Overall Male and Female and Masters Male and Female will receive special podium awards

The course is 95% shaded and wooded, with the exception of the start which goes around the soccer fields to spread the runners out. It's known for being a tough course (hence "Xtreme"). It will also be well marked with flags, signs, tape, and plenty of volunteers along the route to point you down the right path.

There will be awards for Overall Male/Female and Masters Male/Female.
Age Groups (1st through 3rd place will be awarded): 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80+
Awards will also be presented to the First Male and Female Finisher representing each branch of the military.
This race is a Calumet Striders Gold Cup Series Event! 

As part of an initiative to promote youth trail running, special age-based pricing for the 12K distance of TRX will be available for all runners 18 and under. Registration fees will remain at just $20 and include all the same benefits.

A portion of race proceeds benefit the organization below. Additional donations can be made during the registration process.
Outback Trail Commission - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Outback Trail Commission and it’s members are voluntarily committed to the maintenance and construction of trails on the Outback Trail at Imagination Glen. Their volunteers prep and mark the course as well as provide the water stops and course marshalling  on race day to keep everyone safe. TRX would not be possible without their support!

Why is it not on Memorial Day? We thought we were going to switch it back to Memorial day after last year, but a lot of people seemed to like the change of date, so now we're keeping it this way. Hope that's cool with you!
Can I run with a stroller? Absolutely not. Have you seen these trails? 😆
Are Dogs Allowed? We know there's some tough pooches out there, but dogs are not allowed out on course for this event. However, friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event staging area and other spectator spots.
Why isn’t my shirt guaranteed? Quantities are limited. If you're registering after 5/3, our “live” shirt inventory shows the sizes currently in stock at the time you are registering. 

Earn perks like FREE race entries, features in social media posts and race emails, prominent logo placement (on the finish line arch, website, race bibs, and the official race shirt), opportunities to setup a table on-site, placement of your promotional items in racer swag bags, and more!

Please contact Race Director Kirk Cherep with any sponsorship inquires
Phone - (219) 307-5886
Email - [email protected]


Imagination Glen East Soccer Fields:
• Iron Horse Heritage Trail
• Chesterton, IN
• 46304

Map & Directions

Other Info:

-) 2024 race registration is open • Registration Information

Previous Results:

2023 Results at: runsignup.com

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