The start is a traditional cross country start with the entire field toeing the line. At the gun, runners cross an open field before heading out on the trail system. Over 90% of the race is through the Park's forests. This course has narrower trails and is very hilly. At the finish, runners leave the trail for the last open field sprint to the finish line. The 5K is one loop and the 10K is two loops. The half marathon is a combination of both.
We have added a 5K walk division which will follow the same course as the run.
There will be a 0.75 mile"ish" little kids run. All kids will get a bib just like Mom & Dad and a medal - maybe like Mom & Dad. The race is FREE and you can register on line at no charge.
6:30 Packet pick up & race day registration7:30 Race day registration closes8:00 Race start9:15 awards
Medals for 1st - 3rd male & female with 5 year age brackets.
Packets can be picked up race day at the event.
All runners who register by noon July 27 will receive a custom WTA - Independence Day dri wick, gender specific shirt. Shirts will not be guaranteed for runners registered after July 27 @ noon.
Parking is available at the park.
There is an entry fee per car or you can purchase a State Park annual sticker. For information about purchasing a ticket see the State Parks website.
The event will be held rain, shine, snow or sleet unless sever weather occurs. In the event of severe weather, the race director may delay or cancel the event. If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds. Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC has a NO REFUND policy.
We need volunteers for everything from good bag stuffing to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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