*Parking Note – Do not go to the main park entrance. Parking is off of County Road 4 west of the park and should be marked. There is a $5 charge for parking, and it’s a bit of a hike from the parking area to the starting line so plan accordingly.
8:15am – Bus leaves from HS (est. arrival 9:00am)
10:30am – High School girls race (Black Division)
11:15am – High School boys race (Black Division)
12:00pm – Middle School girls race
12:30pm – Middle School boys race
2:00pm – Estimated return to EHS
Meet Notes – This course is a perennial favorite. It offers a little bit of everything: fast/flat first mile (for the HS), grassy and rolling second mile, and the third mile includes wooded trails, a water hazard followed by a steep hill, and a flat, open finish. Most of our runners have been on this course before and will be able to give advice from their experience to the runners who haven’t seen it before. Whereas last year was ridiculously hot, this year is currently set to be cooler and cloudy. Rain the night before will likely make the course a little muddy at points (especially the hill at the end), but the meet organizers usually do a good job of keeping the course in good condition.
Note – Bring extra shoes/sandals, socks, etc. if you don’t want to ride home wet. There is a water hazard near the end of this race and you WILL get wet 🙂
From a spectator standpoint, here is pretty good viewing of the start, one mile mark (HS), and the finish (as well as “the hill” near the finish). Most of the rest of the course is accessible, just be prepared to get some exercise!