Ward Charcoal Ovens Trail Run

Ward Legacy Trail start: 10:00 am

Riparian Loop Trail start: 10:15 am

Onsite registration: 8:30 am

We are excited to introduce another event to our series of runs!  This trail run is located at the Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park just south of Ely, Nevada.  There will be a 4.2 mile loop on the Ward Legacy Trail and a 2 mile beginner loop on the Riparian Loop Trail. 

Event Details: 

  • This event is a timed event.  Prizes will go out to the top male  & top female  for each course.  There are no finisher medals.  
  • There is no kids event, however we encourage kids to participate! 
  • Registration includes the State Park $5 entry fee and all day use of the State Park!   
  • The Ward Legacy ATV Trail will not be closed to ATVs. 
  • This event will occur rain, snow, or shine!
  • This is a trail run, therefore expect loose rocks, gravel, and sticks that may be tripping or slipping hazards.  
  • The 2-mile riparian roop will be marked with blue flagging, and the Ward Legacy Trail will be marked with pink flagging.  
  • Dogs will be allowed on the course.  The following rules apply:
    • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
    • Dogs must be under control at all times.
    • Kids 13 and under with a dog must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Extendable leads longer than 2 meters are not allowed on the course.
    • Only one dog per person allowed.
    • Owners must clean up dog's feces at the start/finish area and on the trail.  Take soiled bags with you and dispose of in a trash can.
    • Use common sense when involving your dog in this race.  Please do not bring your dog if:
      • Your dog is not fit enough to run/walk the entire course.
      • Is not leashed trained.
      • Does not get along with other dogs, adults, or kids.
    • Runners without dogs have the right-of-way.  Please make sure there is ample room to pass if needed.  
    • Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts is not responsible for any injuries to your dog.
    • Remember not everyone loves dogs as much as we do!  Please remember to keep control of your dog at all times. 
  • We have the right to remove any participant from the event if they don't abide by these rules.

The Riparian Loop Trail is hiking trail with gentle rolling terrain along  Willow Creek.  This route is marked with blue flagging.  This 2 mile trail run is great for beginners and kids!  

Start/Finish Line/Onsite Registration will be located at the Day Use Trail Area at Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park.  The start is not where the charcoal ovens are located!  

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Park
  • The weather in White Pine County is unpredictable and this event will occur in rain, sun, snow or sleet.  The event will only be canceled if conditions become too hazardous for participants.  
  • Trail conditions may include dust, rock, mud or snow!  Its been a very long winter and it could be messy.  We will provide an update on trail conditions as the event draws near.  


Ward Legacy Trail (4.2 miles) - $25 

Riparian Loop Trail (2.0 miles) - $15 

Purchase Event Hat - $15

Deadline to purchase a hat is May 1

$5 off/person for groups of 10!  

To receive discount email, elyoutdoorenthusiasts@gmail.com

or contact Nancy Herms @ 702-994-5722

The Ward Legacy Trail is an ATV trail that winds through pinyon and juniper trees and climbs for a scenic view of Steptoe Valley and a view of Mount Wheeler at Great Basin National Park!  The trail connects to a dirt road that will take runners back to the Riparian Loop Trail to the Finish Line. There are several short steep climbs and downhills.  The trail consists of packed dirt, loose gravel, to rocky loose areas.   One short section of the route picks its way through a tree cutting.  The trail is marked with pink flagging.  The trail will not be closed to ATV's but it is not anticipated there will be much traffic event day.

For both routes, RUNNER with DOGS, will line up at the back of the group.  See rules for dogs below in Event Details.  There will not be a different start time for runners/walkers with dogs.