No bikes or pets. Participants with all terrain strollers/joggers are requested to start in the back. The courses do have some single track and can be a bit uneven terrain so be prepared for a tough workout if pushing a stroller. See course maps for more details, including aid station locations.
Start times: Half marathon starts at 7:30 am and 5k and 10k start at 8:00. Be sure to sign your fill out childcare waivers before your event begins.
Course Time Limit: There is no time limit for the 5k and 10k. Half Marathon runners must finish in 4.5 hours, which equates to just over a 20 minute/mile pace.
Aid Stations: You will be well taken care of at our three aid stations. They will be fully stocked like ultra aid stations: water, electrolyte drink, gels, potatoes, potato chips, fruit, candy, etc.
The half marathon course consists of a 10 mile loop and the 5k loop. The course begins at NS, heads out to Cool, down the gorgeous, shaded three mile stretch of Western States all the way down to No Hands Bridge. After aiding at No Hands, you reverse and take K2 (1000 ft climb in 0.9 miles) back up to the trails in the Knickerbocker Area. After reaching the top of K2, the rest of the course is made up of flats and rolling hills and a mix of single and wider track. A lot of the second half of the course is out in the open so if it is hot, be sure to plan accordingly. Aid again in Cool before heading back to NS via different, rolling, mostly single track trails. Arrive at NS and do the HoC 5k loop to complete. 1700 feet elevation gain with max elevation of 1560 feet and minimum of 630 feet.
A great 10k for beginners, families and for people who want to race. A mix of wider trail and single track, along with rolling hills. The course is pretty exposed so if it is hot, come prepared. 440 feet elevation gain with max elevation of 1557 feet and minimum of 1351 feet.