RACE INFORMATION

It's Your Lucky Day!

If you are looking for a super-fast, flat, easy course to set a personal record, you are probably in the wrong place. These courses have hills, especially the 10K and half marathon.  If, however, you are looking for a great time on the trails, with beautiful scenery, awesome support and unique, high-quality shirts and awards, you have come to the right place!

Hikers/walkers are welcome.

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2018 START TIMES

7:30 AM

HALF HIKERS

8:00 AM

HALF MARATHON

8:25 AM

10K

8:45 AM

5K

For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 4.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:30 am. Those starting at 7:30 should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hikers speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hiker Division and will still receive finisher medals.

COURSE INFORMATION

Each course includes a short section of paved trail (about .4 miles) with the majority of the courses being on fire trails and the half marathon including sections of single track trail.

COURSE TIME LIMITS

The half marathon has a 4.5 hour time limit to finish the course.

There are also the following cut-offs on the course:

Cut-Off for Aid Station #5 (mile 10)

Half marathon runners must reach the 5th aid station (mile 10) by 11:20.

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COURSE MAPS + ELEVATION

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5K

Half Marathon

10K

All participants will receive a copy of their appropriate course map on race day.

Each course will be marked with colored ribbons, signs and flour, so that runners know they are on the correct course. As can be seen in the course map link above, with the exception of the out-and-back section of the 5K, there are no sections where runners will be going in the opposite directions of other runners, making the course extremely straightforward and easy to follow. Volunteers will also be on the course at key locations to help direct runners.

WATER STATIONS

Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc.

Stations on course:

5K: 1
10K: 3
1/2 Marathon: 5

Water station locations are shown on maps above. Those needing water more frequently are encouraged to carry a water bottle or hydration pack.

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I often hear someone say 'I'm not a real runner.' We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.
Bart Yasso, Runner’s World Chief Running Officer