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Pony Hollow Trail 15K

The Pony Hollow Trail 15k, hosted by Clayton County Conservation is a run to raise funds for the future Pony Hollow Trail expansion which will connect the two trail-heads creating a continuous loop.

Autumn Leaves

4th Annual PHT15K

November 5, 2022

Clayton County Conservation invites all runners to the 4th Annual Pony Hollow Trail 15K on November 5, 2022. This race will take you out and back on the scenic, flat, lime-chipped Pony Hollow Trail and the Elkader Exercise Trail. You will appreciate the beauty of this lime-chip trail as it meanders in the trees along the Turkey River and Robert’s Creek. 


A long-sleeve performance shirt is guaranteed to all those that register before October 24th. All online registrations close at 2 pm  November 4th. Race day registration will go to $40. Packet pickup will be from 7:30-8:45am on race day at the Floral Hall shelter house located in the Elkader City Park. There is also parking and bathrooms located in this area for your convenience.    

Race will start promptly at 9 AM near the south trailhead. No parking will be allowed at the start/finish on High Street. Please use the city park and pool parking lot.  


The funds raised from this race will be used for future trail expansion efforts to join the two Pony Hollow trail heads into a continuous loop. Part of the funds have been secured through grant dollars (Wellmark Large Match Grant $100,000, Upper Mississippi Gaming Grant $48,375, TAP $192,000) but we need matching dollars to complete the project. Not a runner but still want to support this project? Donations can be accepted at Clayton County Conservation.


We are also looking for volunteers to help on race day. Email Molly mscherf@claytoncountyia.gov to volunteer. 



Tyler Sullivan




Olivia Dietzel


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