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Hewitt's Challenge

6 or 12 hour ROGAINE
Foot travel or Mountain bike

Hewitt's Challenge is tribute to the hermit that lived in a cave at the entrance to Scioto Trail in the mid 1800's. Read the Story here.
Divide hill has always been and still can be challenging to get over in the winter. Hewitt was there to help out. Hewitt's Challenge is a 6 or 12 hour course covering the entire park and forest. You may enter the traditional foot only ROGAINE or the mountain bike ROGAINE. Regardless which one you sign up for, everyone will use the same map and checkpoints. Be ready to explore southern Ohio's rugged terrain and great trails as our checkpoints lead you around for an awesome adventure.

Date: TBD Maybe June??

6 &12 hour Foot or mountain bike ROGAINE

7:00am Sign in begins (maps and scorecards)
8:45am meeting
9:00 am mass start (6 & 12 hour)
2:30 pm food served
3:00 pm end 6 hour
3:30 pm (or so) 6 hour awards
9:00 pm end 12 hour
9:30 pm (or so) awards

Required gear;
Each person shall carry at all times;
  • whistle
  • compass
  • map
  • hydration
  • headlamp with extra batteries (12 hour only)
  • 6 hour racers should carry a small light source. 
  • jacket (based on weather conditions)
  • Mountain bike and helmet if in mtb. division.

Each team/solo shall have;

  • properly signed waiver
  • charged and functional wireless phone
  • hunter's orange or other high visible color
Each person shall receive;
  • pre-marked waterproof map at 1/24,000th scale, MY Topo prints these maps
  • HOT food at conclusion
  • giveaways as provided by sponsors
  • a great time

Each team/solo shall receive;

  • scorecard
  • pre event email on the Wed. before the event
  • entry for $50 cash drawing at start line

    Entries to this event will be limited to 125 people to ensure a quality event. Registrations will be closed upon receiving 125 entries and could close before 

    A team may add a racers but NO new registrations will be accepted since we will be ordering maps from

    Payments are processed by Paypal at no additional cost. Upon registration submission, click on the payment link  or write down the address provided if mailing a check.

    Per person (12 hour) $75
    Per person (6 hour)    $55


    Download, print and sign this waiver to expedite the sign in process.


    Scioto Trail State Park
    Scioto Trail Forest
    Chillicothe, OH

    Start/Finish: Shelter
    Google map to shelter

    Teams and solos will scour Scioto Trail State Park and Forest locating hidden checkpoints. Checkpoints will be placed on or near trails, around or under various terrain features, and distance between checkpoints varies but usually will be about 1km apart. Each person can help navigate using our topographical maps. (backseat drivers) You may utilize trails, roads and bushwhacking.

    A foot only and a mountain bike division will be running the same course at the same time using the same map and the same checkpoints.
    Mountain bikers will need to drop the bike for a little bushwhacking, but it's your choice which ones. Many checkpoints will be near trails but there will be plenty in deep to satisfy the hardcore folks.

    Absolutely NO trespassing on private property.

    Teams are required to stay within 50 yards from each other at all times.

    Please visit our rule page.