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You’ll find memorable festivals, events, celebrations, and other things to do in Ohio that transcend time and place when you visit here. Many of our events have earned national acclaim and are the perfect centerpiece for a unique getaway to Guernsey County.


3rd Annual Great Guernsey Trail Spring Race

Saturday, May 15, 2021 09:00am

Contact Ron Gombeda @ 740-439-0020

Great Guernsey Trail Half-Marathon

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9 AM


This event is meant to showcase the Great Guernsey Trail and will consist of a Half-Marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a Fun Run. This will be a bibbed timed race with timing services provided by Muskingum Multi-Sports.Proceeds raised at this event will support the Guernsey County Community Development’s (CDC) Great Guernsey Trail and Coal Ridge Park & Trails Development Projects. The CDC built and maintains the 7 mile paved Great Guernsey Trail as well as Coal Ridge Park & Trails. All trails and parks are opened to the public and are free of charge. Funding for the maintenance of the trails and the parks is by donations only.

The Half-Marathon, 10k and 5k races and Fun Run are out and back events held entirely on the paved (and flat) Great Guernsey Trail. The route starts in at the Corduroy Rd Trail Head and follows the trail to each turn around and then returns to Corduroy Rd. This is a scenic, traffic free route that follows Leatherwood Creek. There will be water at all of the turnarounds, first aid stations and finish line, in addition there will be fruit, and water and Gatorade at the half marathon turn around. Food will be provided at the finish line as well. Time limit for the half-marathon is 4 hours.


Engraved plaques will be issued to the top three overall finishers and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of the following age categories: 14-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Walkers are welcome! Custom made finisher’s medals (with unique logo) will be awarded to every individual that completes the race, whether running or walking.


Race Day registration and packet pick-up will be at the registration building at 63500 Corduroy Rd. Cambridge, Ohio - starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 8:45 a.m.


Your race packet will include a T-shirt with race logo, swag and more. All participants registered by April 27th are guaranteed a Race T-shirt.

ENTRY FEES: (non-refundable)
5k Race and Fun Run & Walk $20.00 through May 14th – Day of Entry $25.00
10k Race $25.00 through May 14th – Day of Entry $30.00
Half-Marathon $30.00 through May 14th – Day of Entry $35.00
*Registration forms and fee made out and mailed to: Guernsey County CDC P.O. Box 1175 Cambridge, Ohio 43725 memo line Great Guernsey Trail Half-Marathon


Race Sponsorships are $300.00 and include your company, name/logo on all shirts, banners, mentions on Facebook posts and radio ads.

Because of the Corona Virus all participants and guests must wear a mask. This is mandatory. Runners must wear a mask until after the race starts and they have achieved spacing on the trail, after that runners can remove the mask. Social distancing guidelines will be in place.



Location The Great Guernsey Trail
63500 Corduroy Rd

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