About The Course
The course will be the same as last year – no confusion for this out and back! The course begins and ends on the trail near Diversey Boat house, just east of North Cannon Drive. You’ll go straight up about 2.5 miles, going around (east) of the ball fields and tennis courts. You’ll turn around on a tiny little loop as you go underneath Montrose, and then retrace your steps back down. On the way down, you won’t go back around the ball fields: you’ll go straight down the trail all the way home! That’s it!
The little bit that goes back around the east of the tennis and ball courts is a tad narrower, but otherwise it’s a nice, wide course. Perfect for those strollers! The beauty of the whole course is that it’s mostly paved BUT there’s also a dirt side-path for those who want to be kind to their knees. Yay!
Aid Stations & Potties
There will be a total of 3 clearly marked aid stations spaced evenly along the course. Aid stations will be stocked with water, snacks, first aid, cheering fans and other cool stuff. Of course, there’s the famous and extra yummy Chocolate Station near the end!
There will be porta-potties stationed at the start area, and a few at the turn-around point on the other side of Montrose.