The Horseshoe Hill Climb

Marmon Valley Farm is hosting the Horseshoe Hill Climb 5K, 10K, 20K, and 30K trail run to raise money for summer horse camp scholarships. The scholarships ensure that every child who wishes to experience summer camp at Marmon Valley is able to.  

Many of the trails throughout Marmon Valley's 500 acres are bridle trails, farm lanes, and open meadows providing a fantastic trail running experience!  The trails and terrain at Marmon Valley are ideal for trail racers who are looking for a challenging run. Whether you choose the 5K, 10K, 20K, or 30K you will traverse through hardwood forest, up and down ravine trails, around fields, across creeks, and along scenic overlooks. None of the trails are paved and all may be muddy! The course is laid out as a 10K loop. 

Registrants after October 4th, 2017 cannot be guaranteed a race t-shirt and participant medal. All race registrations are non-refundable.

Race-Day registration begins at 8:00am.
Race starts at 9:00am!

Cost: May 1-20 [$30- all races]
           May 21- Oct. 10 [$35- 5K, $40- 10, 20, 30K]
           Oct. 11- Nov. 3 (ends at 5pm) [$40- 5K, $45- 10, 20, 30K]
           Race Day Registrations [$45- 5K, $50- 10, 20, 30K]

Registration: Online Registration is now CLOSED. WALK-IN REGISTRATION will open at 8AM on Saturday morning. 

Upcoming Events:


Saturday, November 3, 2018

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 Sponsored by Hawks Carpet Cleaning sponsored by the River       


Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finisher in each race (5K, 10K, 20K, and 30K). You must be present to receive your award. Awards and prizes will not be mailed.

Your registration fee includes a wicking technical t-shirt. The deadline to be guaranteed a shirt in the size you requested is October 4th. If you register after October 4th, you may or may not receive a shirt.

Inclement Weather:
The race will be run rain or shine, however, the Race Director reserves the right to cancel or modify segments of the event as deemed necessary for participant safety. No refunds will be given in the event that an act of God requires cancellation for the safety of participants. Once the race has started, no refunds will be given due to delayed start or conclusion.

Volunteer Opportunities:
If you or someone accompanying you are interested in race day volunteer opportunities, please email the event coordinator at

Marmon Valley Farm is located 45 minutes northwest of Columbus just off US Route 33 at the State Route 292 exit. Please note that some older GPS devices fail to map reliable routes to Marmon Valley Farm. Printable directions are available at

The course:
Hilly, rocky, muddy, & rooty! Sure to test the abilities of all, fast or slow! The elevation profile does not quite do this one justice with the ups and downs you'll encounter along the way!

Questions? Contact:
Marmon Valley Ministries

Phone Numbers:
Phone: 937-593-8000
FAX: 937-593-6900


Office Hours:
9:00-5:00PM Monday-Saturday
1:00-5:00PM Sunday
Stable hours:
Closed Monday
1:00-4:00PM Tuesday-Saturday
1:30-4:00PM Sunday