Rough Creek Trail Run
10K / Half Marathon / Marathon / 40 Mile
Saturday, September 17, 2022


Register | Entry Fees | Changing Distances | Bib Transfers | Rules


Register Now

Registration opens Tuesday, March 8, at 8 pm Central Time! Register here on Ultrasignup...

As with all The Active Joe races, bib numbers are assigned in order of signup, so the lowest numbers for those most enthusiastic who sign up first!

You are also given the chance to request your top 3 "lucky" bib numbers. If not already claimed, I'll give you the first one of those listed that I can!

Mail-in registration is not available.


Entry Fees

We understand that LIFE HAPPENS! Note that, unlike a lot of races, this race offers a refund policy (described below) and even refunds if you downgrade your distance (also described below). You may also go up in distance up until the start of the race (also described below). And since COVID-19 came into our lives in 2020, our refund policy will be in effect until even closer to race time, so that no one who is feeling under the weather comes to the race and exposes the unvaccinated to the virus. So there is no downside for committing to your goal now!

Price tiers are based on how many people are already signed up for that distance. The tier's size is based on past registration counts for each distance.

40 Miles -

  • First 20 runners - $105
  • Then the entry fee will go up as more participants sign up!

Marathon -

  • First 20 runners - $95
  • Then the entry fee will go up as more participants sign up!

Half Marathon -

  • First 20 runners - $85
  • Then the entry fee will go up as more participants sign up!

10K -

  • First 20 runners - $55
  • Then the entry fee will go up as more participants sign up!

All prices subject to change.



Refunds can be requested if you find your plans change.
Refunds are subject to a $15 Administration Fee before August 1st.
Refunds are subject to a $25 Administration Fee August 1st through August 31st.
Refunds are subject to a $35 Administration Fee September 1st through September 15th.
No refunds processed if notified race eve (September 16) or race day (September 17).

See dropping down distances ahead of time below for info on refunds for downgrading your distance..


Bib Transfers

Want to transfer your race entry to a friend? Bib transfers will be allowed until September 1st and will be subject to a $15 Administration Fee. NO TRANSFERS ALLOWED AFTER THAT OR ON RACE DAY. If we've already committed the available swag (like shirts), your friend taking your bib gets whatever sizes/stuff you signed up for (no switches).


Changing Distances Ahead of Time

If you want to switch distances before your race starts, email us before Wednesday, September 15th, or come early to packet pickup pre-race, and we'll verify we have the swag and finisher gear to support it, and we'll approve it.

If upgrading distances, you will just need to pay the difference between the price you paid for your original distance and the current price at the time of the request for your new distance. At the race, we can not take credit cards so bring cash or check!

If downgrading distances and the lower distance costs less than you paid, you can get a refund for the difference minus the admin fee shown above in the refund schedule. In most cases, this will result in no refunded amount. Refunds for distance downgrades will only be granted until September 1st.

If downgrading distances and the lower distance now costs more than when you originally paid, you will owe the difference.


Dropping Down Distances Midrace

If you drop down midrace to a shorter distance than you initially signed up for, then you will not have an official finish in the shorter distance. Dropping midrace will result in a DNF (Did Not Finish). We all have bad days. It's okay. If you want to switch distances ahead of time, talk to us (or email us), we'll verify we have the swag and finisher gear to support it, and we'll approve it BEFORE your race starts.



  • See our Transgender Entrant Policy which applies to all races produced by The Active Joe and seeks to support, include, and protect the privacy of the transgender athletes who attend our races.
  • No dogs or strollers are allowed on the race course for the safety of all.
  • Runners and walkers are both welcome, as long as you can finish by the time limit.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, including in the case of inclement weather.
  • This is a private event, so unregistered participants are not allowed. "Banditting" (as this action is referred to) is frowned upon in the running community and unfair to the runners who paid for the opportunity to participate. Race entry fees go for a lot more than water on a course, medals at the finish line, and a shirt in your race packet. It also exposes an event to serious liability risk. It stresses race resources that were calibrated for the sold-out number of participants and therefore can put other participants', the paid participants, health or safety at risk. Those who bandit any portion of the race may be banned from future events by The Active Joe.
  • Note that it is never okay to allow someone else to use your bib without a proper bib transfer arranged with the Race Director. This can lead to serious liability and medical risks in the chance of emergency and jeopardize the future of the event for everyone. Those who do this will have the finish time disqualified and both the person give and the person receiving the bib may receive a ban for some amount of time from The Active Joe events.
  • Our primary goal is to provide a safe event for participants, volunteers, and the community alike. If something arises that threatens that safety, then a) the event will be altered as it is reasonably possible without stressing other resources, b) the events may be delayed during the morning, or c) the event may be canceled. The event can not be rescheduled for another date due to resource availability in the event of cancelation.
  • Event shirts not picked up at packet pickup or race day will not be mailed. Participants forfeit their packets if not picked up by the start of their race.

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