Three course lengths will challenge runners on looped courses. Expect tight turns, low hanging limbs, technical footing, stream crossings, elevation, and whatever else mother nature decides to throw your way. No matter which course you choose, plan on a lot of fun and excitement of a great destination and race.
All entry fees are non refundable and non transferable . Also understand the Event(s) may take place rain or shine, at the Race Director's discretion. Race may also be postponed due to natural hazards uncontrollable by Race Director.
Age Grouop Awards
We will give out Race Day age group awards to the top 2 runners in each of the following groups. 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and above.
t shirts guaranteed if registered by Jan 1, 2014
Course Description:All 3 course lengths will start from shelter #3 at 8AM sharp. We will start out on pavement, for spacing. From shelter 3 we make our way toward the park entrance and get on the trail. Be prepared to get sprayed by the mist of a rushing waterfall, as the waters from Lake Placid spill over the dam. A scenic loop around the lake marks our start of our Expedition is underway. The next trail is the Mountain Creek Trail, an excellent warm up for our trek up the Mountain. All courses jump onto the "Sulphur Springs" trail. The Short Course will run about half the Sulphur Springs trail until it turns back towards the finish. The (9.5 & 15.5) make a left turn and climb nearly 1000 feet upward in elevation to the top of the mountain. Ok catch your breath if you can but here's where things get fun. The park has a road that remains closed all year, unless you're staying at the "Buckhorn Lodge", which is at the bottom of the mountain. We are getting special access to this road for our race and we are going down the mountain by way of this spectacular section of park road. At the very bottom we get on "Hike Only" Brissy Ridge and its back up to the top by way of a technical and very steep section of single track. At the top the (9.5) will start down toward the finish line. The (15.5 mile) is just getting warmed up and will continue down, away from the finish, to explore the remote and outer boundary of the park. Expect numerous stream crossings, tons of roots, rocks, jumping many down trees and a jaunt beside the parks "North Lake". (There is a time limit for the 16 mile route)