Flying Pug Trail Run

The Flying Pug Trail Run is less than a week away. Please note that there will only be 5 day-of registrations allowed because of the timing program that we use. If we have too many day-of registrations we will not be able to update the system before the start of the race.

Race Location:
4695 Rucker Road, Mount Perry, OH 43760

-Spectators will be able to see runners start, cross through miles 4.5, 6.2, 10.7, and then finish all from the same location.

Race Day Schedule:
8:00am Packet pickup and day-of registration opens (located in the large white farmhouse)
8:50am Packet pickup and day-of registration closes
9:00am Race Starts
-Awards will be given as runners finish
1:00pm Course closes
2:00pm REP closes

REP Information
-There will be portajohns available near the course start / finish. 10k and 20k runners will pass by the start /finish around 4.5 miles into the 10k loop and a self-serve water station will be available 2.5 miles into the 10k loop.

-A full aid station is available at the start / finish.

-There is a location to hose off but no showers are available.

-There is a changing room in the farmhouse.

-Parking is located close to the start / finish.

-The 10k course map can be viewed here (reminder that the 20k is two loops)

Trail Information

-The 5k and 10k runners will have two road crossings while the 20k has four road crossings. All of the road crossings go straight across a rural gravel road that has very little traffic, however, the drivers do have the right-of-way so be sure the road is clear before crossing.

-The trails are a mix of single track, double track, and unmodified farm roads. Some sections have a steep camber (sideways slope) to them which makes running tough.

-The first trail bottleneck is around one mile into the course and with our small races runners never really get backed up anywhere.

-There are water stations or aid stations every 2-3 miles regardless of the distance you are running.

-Sections of the trails contain roots, rocks, and other natural hazards so it is advised to keep your eyes on the trail at all times.

REP in 2019

In 2019 Rucker Endurance Park will be offering a single running race on Saturday, September 28th. The 2019 race will be Ray’s Trail Race which is our 50k / 10mi race and it will alternate years with our 12hr Rucktoberfest race (2020 will be Rucktoberfest, 2021 Ray’s, etc) with the races always being held on the last Saturday in September. If you have ever hosted a race you know how much time and stress is involved in trying to put together a good event and REP is basically a hobby for us (Lucy and I have other jobs). We will still host group runs from April-October and will continue to upkeep, improve, and add more trails.