The race begins Cedar Ridge Retreat Center in Vernonia, goes around the lake, proceeds onto the Banks-Vernonia State Trail and finishes on the Banks High School track. Most of the course runs on the trail, mostly paved, through scenic woods on an abandoned railroad bed. The trail is mostly flat with a moderate uphill from miles 10 to 13. The trail crosses several roads, but is otherwise closed to traffic. Aid stations and toilets every 2-3 miles and traffic control will be provided.