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The 5 mile course (5.1) is about 40% along the wide, woodchip-covered main trail, and the remainder of the course is on narrower trails. Some of the narrow trails are smooth and straight or gently meandering, while others are more sinuous and bumpy. This course would be a good introduction for a newcomer to trail running.

The 10 mile course is mostly on the narrow-tread trails, with only about 3 km along the wide main trail. This route will traverse most of the trails and take runners to all corners of the park.

The 20 mile course uses two loops of the 10 mile course.

The Half-Marathon, Marathon and 50km use multiples of the loops described above. Marathon (1x1.2 mi, 2x10 mi, and 1x5.1 mi) and 50km (1.2 mi and 3x10 mi).

Aid station

There will be an aid station just after 4 miles (6.4k) into the course. (The 5.1 mile and 10 mile routes will diverge at this point.)

The aid station will have at least water and some sort of carbohydrate-rich food, such as pieces of energy bars/gels, bagel, fig bars, cookies, fruity candy, and/or bananas. There will likely be a few choices of these foods, along with electrolyte-replacement drink.

Safety and Trail Etiquette

The trails will be open to other users during the event, including pedestrians, mountain bikers and equestrians (horseback riders). Please be courteous. Horses have the right of way, and if you encounter a horse in your path, stop running and talk to the rider; you will probably need to step to the side of the trail to let the horse past, but sometimes the rider will tell you it is okay to walk past. It is unlikely that there will be much trail traffic, but if the weather is nice, you will almost certainly encounter some bikers.

In places, the trails have sharp turns, bumps (rocks or tree roots), and holes, and it pays to pay attention to where you put your feet in such sections. However, none of the trails are treacherous or demand any special skills or experience to navigate them. Anyone who is fit enough to hike or run the distance should be able to get through the course fine with a bit of care.

Participants are responsible for their own safety while participating, and the organizers are neither qualified nor equipped to render medical care in the event of a serious injury. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. You are encouraged to bring a cell phone with you as a safety precaution, if you wish.

Where the trails are narrow, please let other participants pass you if they want to get by. It is a passing runner's job to tell the person in front that they wish to pass.

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