Welcome to the Run Baileys Trail Races!
A celebration of running and community at the Baileys Trail System in Chauncey, Ohio
Experience some of Ohio's most pristine singletrack trails.
A weekend of trail running excitement is coming to the new Baileys Trail System in Chauncey, Ohio, located just minutes above Athens.
There'll be multiple events throughout the weekend starting on Saturday, and culminating on Sunday when we'll be celebrating women in the sport of trail running with an all-women's 5 mile race!
There will be something for everyone so come take part in Run Baileys and experience what these trails and this community has to offer!
Equal Podium Spots
Women’s specific swag & apparel.
Menstrual products at aid stations.
Equal opportunity/space for women on the starting line.
What makes Run Baileys Trail Sisters Approved?
SEOTR is proud to work with the local Trail Sisters of Athens community to bring a Trail Sisters Approved event to Athens, Ohio. While we're providing an All-Women's Race-Day on Sunday, the entire weekend will provide equality and opportunity to women trail runners meeting the Trail Sisters standards!
Run Baileys is hosted and organized by Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners. SEOTR started in 2014 with the goal of growing the trail running community in Southeastern Ohio, bringing attention and bringing people to the great trails and forests of the region. We currently host other great events such as Ohio's Backyard Ultra, the Iron Furnace Trail Runs, the Thunderbunny Trail Races, and the Shawnee Trail Runs.
More info on the SEOTR Events Website.
What is The Baileys Trail System?
The Baileys Trail System is a designed 88-mi premier trail system, optimized for mountain-bikes and open for all forms of human powered use, like trail running, in the Wayne National Forest of Athens County featuring trailheads in three adjacent communities. There are 26 miles complete, another 5 underway, and two trailheads on the ground. The Baileys Trail System development is underway and managed by the Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA) in partnership with Wayne National Forest.
The mission of the Baileys Trail System is to integrate conservation, outdoor recreation and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in Southeast Ohio.
The Trails Will Grow and So Will Run Baileys!
The prospect of 88 miles of purpose-built singletrack trails is dream-like for trail runners and trail users alike. That is part of the reason we support The Baileys Trail System Project so much! It's an audacious undertaking, but with the support of the community and various stakeholders across the region there are 26 miles of completed trails to date. For Run Baileys we want to model our event after the completion of the overall Baileys Trail System Project. For the first year we are creating a 15 mile course as the longest distance, following mostly the "Phase 1" trails. In the future we'll likely add longer-distance course options as part of the Run Baileys event weekend, while still keeping our original distance options. This can become such an awesome weekend of celebrating these amazing trails!
We also support The Baileys Trail System Project because of what it represents in our community. SEOTR was founded as a Southeastern Ohio local organization and our vision was to bring the sport of trail running to the region. We've done that by creating amazing race experiences, and over the past 8 years it's been tremendous to see the trail running community grow! The Baileys Trail System was created to increase economic development, community pride, and health and wellness; the vision of the project is to develop and connect recreation tourism opportunities throughout Appalachian Ohio that contribute to the ecological, social, and economic growth of the region as a whole. Along with other outdoor recreation activities, we see trail running and the Run Baileys event as part of the bigger puzzle that will make all of this work!