2013 Battle of Turkey Run at S&S Trails
Posted on: 19 Feb 2013

Battle of Turkey Run at S&S Trails


Hosted by OMBC Champions Chris and Colleen Skinner!

Race Description:  This year’s race promises to be bigger and better than ever, with the OMBC Series largest picnic and post-race party! Post-race treats will include Burgers and Dogs, covered dishes and a variety of deserts to tempt the palate. Racers and spectators are also encouraged to bring your favorite treat to share with everyone. Best of all, there will be plenty of cold, draft brew to wash it all down courtesy of the official beer of the OMBC Series, Great Lakes Brewing.

Race Info:  After suffering severe wind damage in 2012, S&S got a little wider and faster and was in excellent shape for last year’s race.  Despite the severe climbing, the course had a new and faster flow and was enjoyed by many racers.  This year brings new challenges and more changes due to a timber theft incident over the winter  that affected nearly half the wooded acreage at S&S.  As a result, this year’s course will be 4.5 miles, more grass trail, less woods and less climbing.  Riders’s comments so far include, “easier than last year”, “love the new trail”, “giant cyclocross course”, “needs more rocks”, “faster than last year!”.  Regardless of these temporary changes to the venue, the race will go on as it has in the past, good food, good beer and good times.  Plans for next year’s course include the return of two featured climbs and rock gardens plus an additional 2 to 3 miles of flowing singletrack.

Check out the race course with this GoPro video by Dan Mock: http://youtu.be/xbgLUttNWMg

Note this is a Saturday race and starts at 4pm. Kids 12 and under Race Start: 3pm

Registration opens at 2pm. No pre-registration is necessary or available. Racers can register on race day.

Wave starts beginning with Pro/Expert Men and Single Speed Expert

Entry Fee includes race entry and post race buffet, however, tips are appreciated.
$30 Entry
$10 Junior High and High School Divisions

Classes: All OMBC race divisions.

Date/Time:  SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013 beginning at 4PM

Expert and Sport Class racers will receive payouts based on the official OMBC payout chart on the information page. Cash prizes can be exchanged for table prizes.
Novice racers will receive prizes from our great sponsors, about 1/3 deep.

Kid's Race: 12 and under only. Free Entry! $5 donation is appreciated but not required.

Parents are required to sign a release wavier.

Although awards are offered to the top three finishers, this race is held to inspire kids to ride their bikes and introduce them to mountain bike racing. All finishers will receive an Official OMBC finisher’s medal.

Parent Info: The Kids race will group kids by age as follows: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 years of age. Snell approved Helmets are required. Please check that brakes are in good working condition. The kid’s race course will be age appropriate. Parents are welcome to ride along with their kids provided they do not interfere with the race or Offer to help lead or follow all kids. Please let us know if you would like to be a lead rider to guide kids or a sweep rider to make sure all make it back to the finish line. Awards for top three finishers will follow the kids race and official results will be posted online, here, following the race.

Remember Kids: As in life, if you don't finish, you receive nothing. (;

Lap Counts:
Pro/Expert, Vet Open 35+, Singlespeed Expert: 5 Laps
Expert Women: 4 Laps
Sport Men: 3 Laps
Sport Women: 2 Laps
Novice Men:  2 Laps
Novice Women: 1 Lap
1st Timers:  1 Lap

Official BEER? Great Lakes Brewing

Location:  S&S Trails  
10325 Township Road 56 NE
Mount Perry, Ohio  43760

Googlemaps Link:  OMBC Maps

From Columbus: (1 hour) 70 East to SR 13 South. Go 14 miles to Somerset. Left on SR 22 East. Go 6 miles to Sego then continue .5 miles to Madison TWP. RD 56. Turn Right and go .6 miles to S&S Trails.

From Zanesville: SR 22 West through S. Zanesville (Wal-Mart on left). Continue on SR 22 West 10 miles to Madison TWP. RD 56. Turn Left and go .6 miles to S&S Trails.

PETS: Please, if you must bring your pet, please keep them on a short leash for everyone's safety! Facilities: One Port-A-John for the race. Otherwise find a private place in the 72 Acres of woods.
 Two garden hoses for post-race clean-up.
Camping on site. As always, primitive camping is available on Friday night and Saturday night, in case you get too carried away.
Pre Riding:  Wednesday beginning at 5pm and Saturday and Sunday noon until dusk. Please be sure to obey all parking signs.
2012 Results:
S&S Trails 7.28.12.pdf
Kids Race S&S Trails.docx
Photos by Cindy Gay:  http://photobucket.com/s-s_trails_7-28-12