Waterfall 5K / 10K Trail Runs

The 2023 Waterfall 5K/10K has been postponed for this year.


Race start is 8:30 am at the Hominy Ridge Lake parking area.

The 2021 race has a different challenge – reconstruction of parts of the Salamonie Dam. This led us to have the race start and finish near the historic 1937 Civilian Conservation Corps pavilion at Hominy Ridge Lake.  That opened up more of the trail to see and experience.

5K and 10K races are on the trails of the Salamonie State Forest. The site has numerous waterfalls and is one of Indiana’s true natural treasures. You may even see a bald eagle swooping across the water of the Salamonie River.


The latitude and longitude for the start at Hominy Ridge Lake is: 40.808045112091484, -85.6828868731689. You can print a pdf map of Hominy Ridge Lake here.

There will be ‘morning-of’ registration at the Hominy Ridge Lake parking area. We are now taking credit cards for ‘day-of’ registration. You may pay ‘day-of’ by credit card, cash or check. If you have the Square ‘Wallet’ – you may pay by your Square smartphone app.

You can check the status of your registration here:

1. 2018 Overall 2. 2018 Age Group

2013 Results: 1) 5K Overall; 2) 10K Overall; 3) 5K Age Groups; 4) 10K Age Groups.

We congratulate ACRES Land Trust on the action of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in December of 2014 to officially dedicate Kokiwanee as a statutory nature Preserve. One of the protective restrictions as a nature preserve means that it is limited for recreational purposes. So, starting in 2015, the Waterfall Trail Runs shifted to the trails of the Salamonie State Forest on the south side of the Salamonie River. We appreciate ACRES Land Trust and their protection of the bluffs of the Salamonie contained in Kokiwanee.

Testimonials from the 2011 race:

I just wanted to say Thanks! again for all your work on the run yesterday.  This was my first trail run and was a great experience all around.  The event and camaraderie made for a terrific Sunday morning.

– David and Rhonda Kattau

Had fun with my boys at the Waterfall Trail Run. Great job by the race director, Mitch Harper. The boys really like their race shirts by Running Around Screen Printing / JoAnn Bird  Great memories with the boys.

– Jason House

I loved the atmosphere that this race promotes. Unique awards, nice shirts, and the cookout afterwards will bring me and my family back next year.

– Josh Colvin

Thanks for putting together this wonderful event! Great trails, and a welcome change of scenery!

– Sarah Hetrick

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