The Race Course
A pre-race meeting is required for course information.
The start is just off from Alpine Village Beach…
Everyone is given time to assemble at the start.
Heading for the first of four marks on the closed course.
Heading for home after rounding the last mark.
After the kayak/bike transition 3.8 miles of secondary town roads.
An end to the tar. All off-road from here.
A short .25 mile logging area. It can be wet.
On to a log landing and then onto dirt roads..
Turn right on the well traveled Pleasant Valley Road.
Right turn onto less traveled road. Slight continuous upgrade.
Turn right to start a .75 mile off road section.
Wet approach to cautious downgrade.
A well marked difficult downhill section at mile 5.5.
Varying terrain after downhill.
The course can be muddy at times.
A slight downhill brings you back to dirt roads for a while.
.7 miles of rolling road to the Denmark Road.
Major intersection at Denmark Road. Volunteers on site with water and gatorade. Across to the Long Lake Pond Road. Just logged. No traffic.
No rest. Lots of soft sand.
Right turn onto snowmobile trail.
1.0 miles of trail.
Out of the woods and onto Long Pond Road.
Down the Warren Road for 3.57 miles. At least there’s shade.
Finally off from town dirt roads with a right hand turn at Pratt’s Farm.
Approaching Pratt’s Hill.
This hill is 700 ft long with a 125′ elevation change and several diagonal drainage ditches cut into it. Everyone carries.
Single track from here on.
A 1/2 mile downhill. Be careful of the drainage ditches.
Near the end. A 1/2 mile climb to the ski slopes.
Transition to the run.
First leg of the run. Straight up the main slope.
Left at the top of the main and on towards mid station.
Nice view……hard climb.
View from near the top.
Renewed strength on the way down.
Coming to the end.
A final burst of energy.
Rob Smith sets the mark for the future.
Finishing became it’s own reward.
Results of each leg are posted all day as they come in.
See last year’s results here.
Trophies for all divisions at race’s end.
See the record holders here.
Photos courtesy of Lake Region Photography.