More than 100 runners participated in the Vesuvius challenge race at the Wayne National Forest last year. Photo by Butch Neal.

The Vesuvius Challenge race will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Wayne National Forest.

Funds raised from the event go to support the Ironton Church of the Nazarene youth mission trips and Boy Scout Troop 106 of Ironton's community activities.

The race is a four-miler with two miles uphill and two miles down.

Pre registration is $20. You can register at or call 606-369-4403. Registration on race day is $25. Trophies will be awarded to the first two overall male and female finishers.

Awards to first three finishers in each male and female age group.