The 9th running of the Black Squirrel Half Marathon is planned for September 11, 2021. 

Registration is OPEN

We hope for close-to-normal conditions on race day, as related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current race information reflects a normal year.  Details may change as race day approaches, and any changes will be communicated to registered runners well in advance.  For reference, here are the 2020 COVID Safety Protocols.

Fees for the 2021 Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon will be as follows.

Dec 15 – April 30: $75
May 1 – July 31: $85
Aug 1 – Sep 5: $99

What You Get in Return for Your Registration Fee

  • A kick-ass, well marked, and challenging course.
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable race and aid station volunteers.
  • Well stocked aid stations.
  • Gender specific race T-shirt (Not guaranteed for late entries after 8/27)
  • Pint glass finisher award and overall and age group awards.
  • Post race pancake breakfast and raffle.

Waiting List

In the event that the race sells out, we will maintain a waiting list and transfer runners from the waiting list to the race roster should other runners already registered not be able to attend.

Transfer Credit Policy

In the event that the race sells out and there are runners on the waiting list, we will offer a race-transfer option, allowing runners credit towards their next Gnar Runners race registration according to the following schedule:

  • Until July 31: 75% credit of registration fee (excluding Ultrasignup fees).
  • Aug 1 – Sept 8: 50% credit of registration fee (excluding Ultrasignup fees).

Credits may be applied to any future Gnar Runners race and will be valid for 12 months.

If we do not have runners on the waiting list available to accept a transfer entry, then unfortunately we will not be able to offer a refund or credit.

To request a transfer credit, please email us at

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event the race is cancelled due to extreme weather, fire, or for some other unforeseeable event, we cannot offer refunds or credits.