The 5K is entirely on paved trails. The 10K is about 50% paved trails and 50% fire trails. The half marathon is approximately 25% paved trails and 75% fire trails.
The 5K and 10K will essentially be out and back courses, while the half marathon is a loop.
All courses include rolling hills that are mostly runnable -- except for the climb up Live Oak for the half marathon and 10K that is best power-hiked!
Want to follow the course with your phone or smart watch and know how to work with GPX files? You can do that by uploading the race course GPX file (created with "Ride With GPS") into your favorite app. GPX files are on the course map.
Important Note: We recommend right-clicking and choosing "save as" (or "save link as") to download.
Aid Station #2
The half marathon will start at 8:30 am and the course will have a time limit of 4.5 hours.
All half marathoners must reach the aid station at mile 4.3 by 10:00 am and the aid station at mile 8.7 by 11:30. If anyone is having a rough day and reaches the aid station after that time, they'll be asked to accept a ride back to the finish.
If you come into the aid station after these times, we will ask you to please accept a ride back to the finish area.
All courses will be marked with flour and course signs. The half marathon course will be marked with red ribbons, the 10K with blue ribbons, and the 5K with yellow ribbons.
Water stations will be fully stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc.
Aid Stations on course:
1/2 Marathon: 3
Aid station locations are shown on maps above. Those needing water more frequently are encouraged to carry a water bottle or hydration pack.
Note: To lower the amount of waste at our Ultra Half Series races, we ask that our half marathon runners (and all runners where possible) be "cupless" during their runs, especially at the half-marathon-only water stations.
Since the course and conditions of these half marathon courses already dictate that carrying water bottles/hydration packs is the best practice, this is usually easy to do. Water station volunteers will be ready to refill whatever container one brings. Runners can also carry reusable cups that easily collapse and can be stuffed into their pockets/attached. If you wish to purchase a Hydrapak Speed Cup (available for $5 with sales tax), we have those available at our merchandise tent.
Half marathon water stations will not have full cups waiting for runners, but safety is their priority and so if you have nothing and need the fluids, they will get a cup for you.
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