What Will the Course Be Like?

The race will be a run, then bike format.


The course will include the Dwelling Loop, a portion of Van Michael Loop, and all of South Loop.

The 5 mile run will take place on the Dwelling Trail and will go counter-clockwise. The 11 mile bike will include Mosquito Flats, Mini-Van Michael Loop, Mosquito Bite, Dwelling Loop, and all of South Loop trail in a counter-clockwise direction.

The course has been changed from last year, and racers will only ride the "mini-VMT" loop while on the Van Michael Trail. This is due to a section of VMT being temporarily closed for trail maintenance. To replace the lost mileage, riders will be completing all of South Loop.

For those new to Blankets Creek, you will encounter the longest climbs early on in the first 2 miles of the course, then have a few miles of fast, rolling terrain before hitting the final miles of twisty, rocky trail on the South Loop. The terrain is gently rolling with moderate climbs. We expect that the overall winning time will be around 1.75 hours.

The Dwelling Dash Trail Run follows the same 5 mile running course as the duathlon.

Maps of the run and bike course can be found below:.

Trail Run Course

Mountain Bike Course

If you are pre-riding for the event, please check the SORBA Woodstock website for trail open/closed status before heading out.