Rails-to-Trails 5k

5K Walk / 5K Run / 5K K9 Walk / Kids Fun Run

Don’t let the name fool you! While the proceeds benefit the Rails-to-Trails project, 80% of the course is on pavement. This is a completely flat, fast course with a nice & steady half-mile downhill start! Many PR’s have been set on this course!

We offer more trophies (200+!) in more divisions (including a Masters division in both the Run and Walk, a unique Dog-Walking Division, and scores of Age Groups) than most 5k’s of this size that you will find anywhere! These unique, beautifully hand-crafted trophies, featuring an authentic railroad spike, were once mentioned in Runner’s World magazine and are highly sought-after!

We also have a HUGE smorgasbord of delicious food including several types of pizza, pepperoni rolls, deli-fresh sandwiches, homemade cookies, muffins, & candies, and Jessica’s famous pasta salad! If you leave this race hungry, it’s your own fault!

We also collect 125-150 or more door prizes valued over $2,000! With only 350-400 participants, your odds of winning a trophy or a door prize are pretty good!

The first 350 registrants receive a Tech shirt. Sizes not guaranteed: 1st come, 1st serve so register early!

Parents, stick around after the 5k for the Kids Fun Run. All kids win a trophy and the first 100 receive a goody bag jammed full of toys, coupons, and gift certificates. Cost is only 5 bucks.


Barnesville Railroad Depot
300 East Church Street
Barnesville, Ohio 43173


Important Update!

Due to the race director getting surgery, the Rotary Lake Trail 5k will be on hiatus until 2020. The next scheduled event will be the Rails-to-Trails 5k slated for Saturday, May 18 at 8:30 AM.

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Rails to Trails 5K

Rails-to-Trails 5K

May 18th – 8:30 AM


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