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Join other Vikings on our all-new home turf course at Summit Lake State Park. Starts and finishes at the beach area; roaming through rolling grassy hills.

Your National Championship home is a place you'll want to visit more than once!

Our park on the East-side of Prairie Creek Reservoir in Muncie/Selma Indiana is a legend in its own right. It has been home for hundreds of endurance sporting events since 1980 and boasts a huge parking area, playgrounds for the family, and the Cardinal Greenway Trail. Just south of here is a modern, super nice bathhouse with hot showers, ample camping opportunities and one amazing trail system! 

Your National Championship home is a place you'll want to visit more than once!

How to Qualify:

Top 3 Overall Male & Female and top 5 in each age group in other Viking Dash Trail Run events earn a qualifying spot. Must respond within 3 weeks; spots are then rolled down to the next 5 age group finishers.

Overall National Champion Awards and Age Group National Awards will be given for Male and Female in each distance (5k, 10k and Half Marathon).

Qualifying races: June 2019 through March 1, 2023

Ages: Must be 6 or older for 5k. Must be 9 or older for 10k and Half Marathon.

5k age groups: 6-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 to 80-84(+) if needed

10k/13.1M age groups: 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 to 80-84(+) if needed

Limited to the first 500 registrants. 
Qualified athletes will get a special email to register!

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More about the Course...

All 3 courses are a mix of trails, a bit of road, gravel trails and the super muddy paths' loved by all!

With plenty of views of the water, it is out and back south of the start on all 3 distances.

The Family Fun Run goes north and is out and back too!

Perhaps you'll see a deer, sandhill cranes, or maybe a coyote or two?

5k - 1 lap 10k - 2 laps 13.1 - 4 laps

An expansive view and good fishing beckon you to Summit Lake State Park, near New Castle. More than 2,680 acres, including a large lake, await your visit. Facilities include 120 electric campsites, three boat ramps, a beach bathhouse and two large open shelters that can be reserved for family picnics and other events.

Summit Lake has an excellent bird watching and wildlife observation area. The property has always been an important area for waterfowl because of the many low-lying wet meadows and prairies. Migratory species have included rare species like the black tern, bald eagle, sandhill crane, American bittern, least bittern, king rail and osprey.

Your Viking Loot Includes...

Event Schedule

This is our event schedule and the entire event will proceed as per the timeline given below. Please be on time for the pre-race meeting so that you don't miss any news and last minute updates.

  • Before the Race

  • Packet Pickup & Registration

    9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Upon arrival, receive your swag, bib, and timer chip.

  • Chip Timed

  • Quick Morning Flow

  • Get Swag

  • Last minute bio break window

  • Pre-Race Meeting

    10:30 am - 10:55 am

    Last minute details on the three races will be available.

  • Last minute updates

  • Course Review

  • Review start times

  • Prayer and National Anthem

  • Race Time

  • Start of the Race

    11:00 am - 11:10 am

    Race will start in waves

  • 9am:  13.1M Start

  • 9:05am: 10k Start

  • 9:10am: 5k Start

  • 9:15am: 5k Start (Women)

  • Post Race

  • After the Race

    12:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Race awards will be handed out as races end.

  • ~10:00am: 5k Awards & Pictures

  • ~11am: 10k Awards & Pictures

  • ~12:30pm: 15k Awards & Pictures

  • Results are available ASAP

  • Pictures available in 2-4 days on Facebook

Register Now Before It's Sold Out

We have limited slots for this event and the demand for tickets rises daily until the event.










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