Pardon the spelling, but a few years back when race organizer Terry Castor started this event he got the spelling wrong on Hogbacks which is part of the Genesee County Park area where the race is run. Since he had already printed the shirts, he figured he might as well just go with it. Starting and finishing at the Elba Equestrian Center on Elba road, this event appeals to those who might have run cross country at one time. Or to those who are looking for a bit more of a challenge than road races can offer. Or those who just like to get dirty! This one offers a 5 mile (Big Hog) and 2 mile (Piglet) race. Both will run through mud, 2 rivers and UP the Tobaggan Hill. There are even a few spots where you can actually get a good run going.
Bring a change of dry clothes for afterward, then warm up around the bonfire with hot soup and hot cocoa. Awards are unique and tend to run along a swine theme. This race is a bargain at just $15 if you sign up by November 1st. That includes a tech running shirt. It's $20 after that, including race day when registration and packet pickup starts at 8 am. The race starts at 9:30. Sign up online at or

I'll see you on the trail!