Start to Mt. Union Road Aid Station (Mile 4.7)
The 30K trail race will start near Pavilion #7 at the McDanels boat launch. Run west a short distance and turn right onto the crushed limestone bike path. Follow the crushed limestone bike path to the bike rental shop. Proceed along the right side of the parking area to the start of the asphalt paved bike path. Follow the bike path to where it crosses the blue-blazed North Country/Glacier Ridge Trail and turn left off of the pavement. After a few hundred yards, the trail crosses North Shore Drive. From North Shore Drive, continue to follow single-track to an unmanned fluids-only aid station at Mt. Union Road.
Mt. Union Road to Rt. 528 Aid Station (Mile 10.0)
From Mt. Union Road, stay on single track around a small pond. Shortly after passing by the pond, bear left onto white blazed connector trail. Follow white trail uphill, across a flat ridge, and then a long downhill followed by turning left to re-join the blue GRT. Continue on blue 1.9 miles to a trail junction and sign for “Rt. 528 Bridge”. Go straight, toward the Rt. 528 bridge, on white blazed trail. After about 0.7 mile on the white trail, the course turns abruptly left and begins a climb away from the lake. After the climb, a flat, but very rocky section leads to a junction with the blue blazed GRT. Bear right-straight and follow the GRT to the Rt. 528 aid station.
At the Rt. 528 Aid Station, 30K runners will turn around and head back toward the start/finish at McDanels. About 0.7 mile after leaving the Rt. 528 Aid Station, you will reach an intersection. The course you ran outbound is on your left. You will take the right branch, blue blaze, on the return leg. At the bottom of the hill, you will intersect with the main course and turn right. Now, trace your steps back to the finish at McDanels.
Awards: All finishers
1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place – male and female
Glacial Pace Award (last finisher within cutoff)
No Crew – No Pacers – No Drop Bags
Note: All distances should be regarded as approximate. We feel that in most instances, they are within a couple tenths of a mile, and will continue to verify distances and update course descriptions accordingly. This course includes the crossing of multiple paved roadways that will be open and in use during the race. Use caution crossing all roadways.