This 2.6-mile course gains 430 feet in elevation and consists of 30 percent pavement and 70 percent trails. The 5K walk, run and non-competitive dog-walk all follow this course.
The 5K course begins by running south (up) Warren Street for three blocks, turning left on Pine Street for approximately three blocks and right on Davis Street. The course connects with Deford Trail (known locally as the Wood Chip Trail) on the left side of Davis Street and follows the second left turn onto Eagle Scout Trail. After negotiating the switchbacks to the intersection with Pay Dirt Trail at the Porcupine Flats Aid Station, the course descends down Pay Dirt to the Beattie Street Trailhead. Continuing through the hiker’s entrance, the course continues straight ahead on Beattie Street for three blocks. It takes a left onto 2nd Street for one block, a right at Chaucer Street for two blocks, and then another left onto State Street. The course stays on State until merging with Cruse Avenue. It stays left on Cruse until reaching the grassy triangle median. After angling across the grass, it turns onto the sidewalk along Park Avenue and makes a final right turn onto the Walking Mall to the finish line. Volunteer course guards and signage will be at key points, but not every intersection—study the map and know the course!
Running: 25 minutes
Walking: 50 minutes