Queen City Trail Scramble


Venture over to Caesar Creek State Park for an event filled day of beaches and trails. Starting from the beach the Sprint distances will wind around the trails near the beach, while the Half and Full Marathon will be a half marathon loop that winds around the southern half of the lake, beginning and ending at the beach. With rolling hills and just shy of 1,000 ft. of gain per loop, it has some windy narrow sections, but also opens up for room to catch your stride and get into a rhythm. This will be a course that has a lot of variety, and will test your resolve! 

As part of the GRIT Trail Series, this race will accumulate points, based on the division and distance selected. (Points System)

Schedule of Events:

Saturday (7/16/22) – 

  • Individual: Sprint (5K & 10K), Step-Up (Half Marathon) & Enduro (Full Marathon)



Event Format


July 16, 2022

Start Time

Individual – 8:00 AM start time


Beginning at the Caeser Creek beach, the Half Marathon loop will begin by heading southwest, towards the southern portion of the lake. Once sneaking under SR-73 participants will head north and run the loop counterclockwise will winding along the perimeter of the south end of the lake, then back to the beach.


6 Hour for ALL events (2:00 PM)

Course access from the Lap pass through at the Start/Finish line will be closed 11:00 AM.

SWAG and Awards

Timed event, Finishers Band (Add to your collection), GRIT Series Band (If you don’t already have one), Custom Finisher Item (TBD), Optional GRIT Series Shirt (Gold)


Spectators welcome, and free



Course Details

Course Type

A Half Marathonish length loop. The loop will be run once for Step-Up participants, and twice for Enduro participants.

Loop Lengths

Each loop will be just over 13.1 miles

Interactive Course Preview

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


Aid Station
There will be two aid stations. One at the Start/Finish and the other at approximately the 8 mile mark, each lap. Both will have the traditional fare, but it is highly encouraged that you to bring your own.

  • Water
  • Electrolyte Supplement
  • Salty snacks
  • Sweet 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
Caeser Creek State Park Entrance: 8570 OH-73, Waynesville, OH 45068

Following appropriate signs to the BEACH


There are accommodations in the Caeser Creek Campground, or in the Cincinnati area.


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