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2nd Annual Cold Pricklies Trail Race

Camp Nuhop Beach
1077 Township Road 2916, Perrysville, OH 44864

Starts: Saturday 9th of April 2022 at 8:00 am
Ends: Saturday 9th of April 2022 at 6:00 pm (EST)

2nd Annual Cold Pricklies Trail Race

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Introducing the “Cold Pricklies Trail Races”

Nuhop was founded in 1974 an “Oovey Groovy” time in the history of all things.  In the early years of Nuhop our Founders were in tune with a series of books focused on a philosophy called Transactional Analysis.  These books were focused on helping youngsters develop self-esteem, esteem of others, personal and social responsibility, critical thinking and independent judgement. In fact, this is where the concepts of Warm Fuzzies and Cold Pricklies were first introduced.

To honor Nuhop’s history and the “Warm Fuzzy” we started the “Fuzzy Fandango” Trail Races in 2010.  Over the years we always contemplated adding another run to the docket and 2021 was the perfect timing as most spring races in our area were either cancelled or postponed to the Fall.  Year #1 was a smashing success with the cool venue at the Nuhop Beach, unique route, and generally fun atmosphere that the Nuhop Trail Racing events are known for.  The question is, what are “Cold Pricklies?”  Let us give you some context from the work of Dr. Freed the author of the T.A. book series.  

Dr. Freed states, “Strokes are what people do or say to other people to make them feel.  So there are two kinds of strokes. Strokes which feel good are called Warm Fuzzies.  Strokes that feel bad are called Cold Pricklies.”

“When I get a bad stroke, I feel not O.K. - I get shivers up my back . . . Cold Pricklies. Cold Pricklies make you feel Frozzy. Not O.K.”

Nuhop’s focus has always been to help people achieve their goals and to push beyond their boundaries.  So with that in mind, we are going to present you with the opportunity to have one, two or three strokes at the Cold Pricklies Trail Race.  You may be asking yourself, what are we defining as strokes?  

One Stroke - One lap of the “Cold Prickly”

Two Strokes - Two laps of the “Cold Prickly”

Three Strokes - Three laps of the “Cold Prickly”

We have two iterations of the course right now and will be picking the final stroke shortly.  Rest assured that your each stroke will cover 10 miles!  So a one stroke prickly will be approximately 10 miles, a two stroke 20-21 miles and a three stroke 30-31 miles.  

We hope that your strokes are successful and you destroy the “Cold Prickly!”  Are you game?

About the Cold Pricklies Trail Race:

The Cold Pricklies Trail Race Supports Nuhop, a residential summer camp for kiddos with special needs as well as outdoor education programming for school districts.

The race start and finish is on Camp Nuhop’s Beach along the shores of Pleasant Hill Lake. After you complete your run, enjoy this property with fresh food and BEER supplied to all finishers to help refuel you and keep you wanting to return to Nuhop!

Check out our virtual tour to get a feel for the property!

For those wishing to make a weekend out of the experience, we will have a block of rooms at Mohican Resort and Conference Center listed under the Cold Priklies Trail Race.  Camp Nuhop's Beach is within close proximity of Mohican Resort.

Mohican’s Block Rate is $125 rate plus tax and tech – rooms with 2 double beds. 15 rooms have been blocked at this rate.

Please call: 800-282-7275 and ask for the Cold Pricklies Trail Race block at Mohican for April 16-17 to make a reservation.

This will be an adventure away from ordinary running for some and just another day in the park for others but a great time for everyone!

Sign up for one of our many distances: 1 Stroke (9-10 miles), 2 Strokes (18-20 miles), or 3 Strokes (27-30 miles).


April 9, 2022

Location of the event: 

Where: Camp Nuhop Beach

Address: 1077 Township Road 2916

Perrysville, OH 44864


Schedule of Events: 

Packet Pickup:  ALL race packets can be picked up near the parking area on race mornings ONLY!  Due to our touchless packet pickup plan, the schedule will be as follows:

3 Strokes - participants can pick up their race packets between 6:30am-7:45am on Saturday, April 9 

2 Strokes - participants can pick up their race packets between 7:45am-8:30am on Saturday, April 9

1 Stroke - participants can pick up their race packets between 8:30am-9:15am on Saturday, April 9

Race times:

Saturday, April 9, 8:00am - 3 Stroke Race Start

Saturday, April 9, 8:45am - 2 Stroke Race Start

Saturday, April 9, 9:30am - 1 Stroke Race Start


Parking for all events will be on the grounds of Camp Nuhop and Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp.  Maps with parking directions and locations will be sent out to all participants on race week so you can plan ahead and have an orgainzed race morning experience.


1 Stroke - Appoximately 10 miles  (Until January 31) = $50, (February 1 – March 20) = $55, (March 21 - April 8, or SOLD OUT) = $65

2 Strokes - Between 20-21 miles (Until January 31) = $60, (February 1 – March 20) = $65, (March 21 - April 14, or SOLD OUT) = $75

3 Strokes - Between 30-31 miles (Until January 31) = $70, (February 1 – March 20) = $75, (March 21 - April 14, or SOLD OUT) = $85


Included in Registration:

All Cold Pricklies Trail Race participants will receive:

  • Choice of a Custom Pair of Nuhop Goodr Sunglasses or Custom Nuhop BOCO trucker hat ($35 value)
  • A Premium Cold Pricklies Trail Race short sleeve race shirt (with your choice of color)
  • Chip Timing from Mid Ohio Race Management
  • Post-Race Food/Beer


We will have awards for overall finishers in each category. Top 3 Female/Male for 1 Stroke, 2 Stroke, and 3 Stroke distances. No awards for age divisions

About the Course:

The course will not dissapoint!  With access to private properties and trails on the grounds of Camp Nuhop, Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp, Muskingum Watershed, Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail, Pleasant Hill Campground, and more, you can shake off the Cold Pricklies with unique courses...and potentially a surprise or two along the way!

Nuhop Trail Racing BUCKLE CHALLENGE:

Want to earn a little something extra to dress up your belt?  If you can tackle and finish the longest distances at The Vertical Mile (FULL MILE), Cold Pricklies (30-31 Miles), and Fuzzy Fandango (50k) you will earn yourself a Nuhop Trail Racing Belt Buckle!  There's no doubt this will be a prized posession and one you'll be proud to earn throughout the 2022 racing season!

For more information on the additional Nuhop Trail Racing events, check here:

2022 Vertical Mile - BRING ON THE PAIN! (midohiorm.com)

2nd Annual Cold Pricklies Trail Race (midohiorm.com)

The 13th Annual Fuzzy Fandango Trail Races (midohiorm.com)

Sponsors:  Thank you to our sponsors!  If you are interested in supporting the Cold Pricklies Trail Race, please contact Trevor at trevor@nuhop.org


Gold Sponsors:




Silver Sponsors:





Bronze Sponsors:


Herb and Janet Broda

Matt and Kristin Broda

Jeffrey Fleitz

The Gordon Family

The Brooks Family



When & Where

Camp Nuhop Beach

1077 Township Road 2916, Perrysville, OH 44864

Saturday 9th of April 2022 at 8:00 am - Saturday 9th of April 2022 at 6:00 pm (EST)

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