Race Course - Fast and Flowy Singletrack Bliss!

10k and 13.1 Mile Courses for 2021!

Both the 10K 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.

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

10K 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 Ellen's Way (new trail). Left on Ellen's Way. Right on Dapple and back to Garland Greenway at 2A. Right on Garland Greenway and back to Sorrel 1H (Aid Station). Left at Sorrel 1H then uphill to finish.

Garland Mountain 10k GPX File

Garland Mountain 10K Garmin Connect File

Garland Mountain Trail Map

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 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 Dapple Trail. 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. Left at Sorrel 1H then uphill to finish.

Aid station at 2F at Mile 7.9 and 9.2. All aid stations will have water, Hammer Heed and Hammer Gels.

Garland Mountain Half Marathon GPX File

Garland Mountain Half Marathon Garmin Connect File

Garland Mountain Trail Map


Course Inspection - Runner/Horse Etiquette - READ BEFORE HEADING OUT

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. If you see a horse ahead, tell the rider that you are behind and give them time to move to the side and turn their horse so the horse can see you before passing.