This 'close to a marathon and 50-K', trail race will be very different from other club races and marathons. There will be limited aid, no tee shirts, mile markers or finisher's awards. The race is being called 'close to a marathon and 50-K' distance because the course will not be accurately measured and cannot be used as a qualifier for USATF events. Using existing trail maps the marathon course is estimated to be between 26 and 27 miles and the 50-K course is over 31.1 miles. At the very least, both courses are longer than the standard marathon and 50-K distances. Generally, there are new trail detours each year. Participants should be comfortable running on and navigating trails, running independently and able to complete the marathon distance. The course is over 95% single track dirt trails, includes water crossings and depending on the weather, could be sloppy and/or slippery.