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.
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.
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 #2 (mile 5.7)
Half marathon runners must reach the 2nd aid station (mile 5.7) by 9:45.
Cut-Off for Aid Station #5 (mile 10)
Half marathon runners must reach the 5th aid station (mile 10) by 11:20.
COURSE MAPS + ELEVATION
Note: Construction is currently in progress at the park, affecting some trails normally used for the race. These trails are closed to the general public during the construction process. If access can be made on race weekend (depends on construction progress and weather), we will still be allowed to use those trails. If not, we will have an alternative course.
UPDATE (3/9/2020): Alternative courses for the 2020 half marathon and 10K have been established with the assistance of the park. Course difficulty is comparable and the half marathon will remain one of the Ultra Half Series races. Revised course maps are below.
(Click on maps to view larger)
Copies of course maps will be available 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 will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc.
Stations on course:
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.
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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