Race Course - Fast and Flowy Singletrack Bliss!

New 13.1 Mile Course for 2018!

For 2018 we are upping the ante at Garland Mountain and testing out a new half marathon course that we hope all of our long course runners will enjoy. For the first year, we're keeping the event pricing the same so you'll get the 13.1 mile course for the same price as in previous years. To keep the price low, we will not offer finisher medals for 2018, rather we will have finisher stickers for our 13.1 mile runners.

Both the 4 mile and 13.1 mile courses are on a variety of terrain, including dirt trails and some old gravel roadbeds. Most of the trail surface is fairly smooth and the trail bed is 4-6 feet wide in most areas to allow for plenty of passing room. The terrain is gently rolling - a good momentum course with a few extended ups and downs. Grades are fairly mellow for most of the trail, with the steepest push being near the end of the course as runners near the finish.

There will be one aid station at approximately Mile 4 on the 4 mile course. There will be aid 4 stations available on the 13.1 mile course. All aid stations will have water, Sports Drink (Hammer Heed or Gatorade), and Gels.

The finish of both courses is uphill on a what will be the steepest grade of the trail, so the race can either be won or lost in the last half mile.

Course Descriptions to be used with Trail Map Below

4 Mile Course: Palomino 1B to 1F, Right on Garland Greenway. Left onto NEW Buckskin Trail, back to Garland Greenway. Left on Garland Greenway to Sorrel 1H. Right at Sorrel 1H (Aid Station) then uphill to finish.

13.1 Mile Course: Palomino 1B to 1F, Right on Garland Greenway to Buckskin. Left on Buckskin back to Garland Greenway. Left on Garland Greenway (past aid station at 1H) to Chestnut 2A. Run all of Chestnut and Roan to 2F (Aid Station). Right onto Garland Greenway. Left onto Mountain View Trail back to the Aid Station. Continue on Greenway to Bay and turn Right onto Bay. Follow both sections of Bay Trail back to Greenway. Turn Right onto Dapple at 2M, then Left at 2G to continue on Dapple. Run all of Dapple to 2A. Right on Garland Greenway at 2A and back to Sorrel 1H (Aid Station). Left at Sorrel 1H then uphill to finish.

Garland Mountain Trail Map

Please Read - Runner/Horse Etiquette

If you are out checking out the course, ALWAYS WALK WHEN YOU ARE NEAR HORSES. Note that running is not normally allowed at these trails, however the Friends of Garland Mountain Trails make a special exception for this event. Horses can spook very easily so NEVER run up behind a horse. Always announce your presence, talk to the rider to calm the horse and yield trail to horses.