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Marathon & Relay

Teamwork makes the dream work

 

Course Map

Section 1

3.9 miles +253 ft/-91 ft elevation

The relay starts off with a lap around Wheadon Farm Park and then climbs up to the Porter Rockwell Trail. This is the longest section with a steep climb at the start and then a couple rollers after that.

Section 2

3.3 miles +1,182 ft/-0 ft elevation

The hardest section of them all. Beautiful section that will make the climbing go by fast.

Section 3

2.8 miles +53 ft/-486 ft elevation

This is a scenic section with great vistas that follows Annes Trail the entire time before dropping into Little Valley. This is also the easiest section of them all.

Section 4

3.2 miles +832 ft/-89 ft elevation

A moderate climb up Annes and eventually breaking off up to Maple Hollow. Like the previous section this section offers great views and vistas.

Section 5

3.2 miles +89 ft/-832 ft elevation

Great downhill running section. This is where the fun begins and the miles start to fly by.

Section 6

2.8 miles +486 ft/-53 ft elevation

This section has rolling climbs but nothing steep and is also a short section making this pretty easy.

Section 7

3.3 miles +0 ft/-1,182 ft elevation

The best section of them all. All downhill and beautiful.

Section 8

3.6 miles +87 ft/-232 ft elevation

The last section is mostly flat on paved trail. Grind out these last few miles to reach the finish!

26.2 miles and +2,970 ft elevation total

80% Single Track Trail, 16% Paved, 4% Dirt Road

Conclusion

Remember you can have your team run in any order. For example a runner could do section 1 and then 3. A runner could even do 3 or more sections if somebody on the team was hurt or just not feeling good. It is up to the team to decide who would do best on what sections. We recommend each runner runs 2 sections and that each runner have a break between sections but ultimately it is the teams choice!

*There will be Trail Marshals at several intersection to keep you from getting lost or cutting. (We need volunteers for this!)

Directions

Just click the name below for the link and Google maps will do the rest!

Aid Station #1 & 7 - Andy Ballard Arena, 8 minutes from Wheadon Farm Park. The aid station will be down the paved trail about 50 feet.

Aid Station #2 & 6 - Peakview Trailhead - 13 minutes from Andy Ballard Arena. This trailhead will be undergoing major construction through Spring. We will update with link when finished.

Aid Station #3 & 5 - Little Valley Trailhead, 5 minutes from Peakview Trailhead. It is a well maintained dirt road leading to trailhead.

Aid Station #4 - Maple Hollow Trailhead Park, 6 minutes from Little Valley Trailhead