Deer Creek Trail Scramble


Deer Creek is the hidden gem in the central Ohio area, and at a lower sea level there will be multiple options for the course leading up to the event. As part of the GRIT trail series, participants will be earning points towards their series completion. Prepare to get a bit wet in the first installment at this park from Greenswell at the Deer Creek State Park. 

From the Rolling Hills trail to tick ridge, this course will be winding all around the Deer Creek lodge. Many of these trails are rarely hiked or run, and have not been raced on, in the recent past. Expect Deer Creek to bring some rugged and tough trails to inspire each of you getting out into the wilderness for a great event.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday (6/11/22) 

  • Individual: Sprint (5K, 10K), Step-Up (15K), Enduro (25K)
  • Relay: 25K (Team of 2)



Event Format


June 11, 2022

Start Time

8:00 AM start time

Course Description

Starting from the Lodge, participants will be moving north along a punchy course of up and down, out and back for the 5K, and then heading over to Tick Ridge trails to run the ridges with an amazing view of the lake on both sides to finish out the 10K. In all there will be a north out and back, and a south out and back. Participants will repeat their north and south out and backs to achieve their distances.


All Events – 4 Hours (12:00 PM)

Course access from the Lap pass through at the Start/Finish line will be closed 11:15 AM.


Spectators welcome, and free



Course Details

Course Type

North and South Out and Back sections


Each out and back will be approximately 5K in length.

Interactive Course Preview

***Courses are being finalized and are subject to change based on conditions and access***


Aid Station
There will be a single aid station, at the Start/Finish. It will have simple fare, and it is highly encouraged that you to bring your own.

  • Water
  • Electrolyte Supplement
  • Light snacks


Parking will be ON SITE, and you will have access to your vehicle each loop to refuel, resupply and change clothes as necessary.



Event Address
22300 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143

There are accommodations in the Deer Creek Lodge, as well as the Deer Creek Campground. Additional lodging can be found in Mt. Sterling, Ohio.

Cell Coverage
Service is spotty for most carriers, so bring your power blocks!