Mammoth Detail is excited to bring you the Tusk Run 5k benefiting HDSA (Huntington's Disease Society of America) for our 4th annual event. All proceeds support HDSA's fight to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. The 2016 Tusk Run is set for 8:30am on Saturday, July 23th at Olde Rope Mill Park in Woodstock.
We have a fast and beautiful 5k course that is great for experienced runners and beginners alike. Cash payout to the overall winners, custom awards for age group winners, and other great opportunities for prizes.
Event details and schedule
Our 5k race course is beginner friendly, but keep in mind that this is a TRAIL RUN, not a road run. This means that there are some roots and rocks to avoid, hills to climb, and lots of turns. If you've never run trails before, expect to be a few minutes slower than you are on the road or track. It is worth the challenge! If you are an experienced trail runner, you'll find the Explorer Trail at Rope Mill to be relatively fast with rolling hills totaling approximately 300 feet of elevation gain for 3.1 miles.
The race course will be a 3.1 mile trail run. Note that GPS units don't track well inside of the park, so if you use GPS to train at Rope Mill or plan to use GPS on race day, be aware that you will likely only record 2.5- 2.8 miles on your device. Our course is "wheeled" so you can be sure you're running a 5k - no more, no less. The course will be well marked! We will have one aid station that you will pass twice at miles 1.5 and 2.25 - you might not need it, but we will have it just in case the summer heat gets the best of you.
To get the distance right, you will utilize loop 1 and loop 2 on the Explorer Trail, and some of loop 3. If you ran all of loop 3, it would be a 3.7 mile race, so we cut off the most technical portion of the loop to ensure you have a fast 3.1 mile route. We will not be utilizing the more challenging Avalanche Trail for the 5k course. A detailed course map is available on our website along with GPS and elevation data. For general information about the trails at Rope Mill, visit sorbawoodstock.org.