Date: Saturday May 19, 2018
Start: 8:00 a.m. Check-in opens at 7:00 a.m.
Distance: 16 miles or 7 miles
Aid Stations: 3 aid stations. Because of the loop trail design, 16 Mile runners will have access to aid 5 times. 7 Mile runners will have access to aid 2 times. 16 Miler runners must have experience with self-supported long distance trail runs.
Awards: Special award for overall 16M first place Female and Male. Additional awards for 16M Female and Male masters winners. All 16M finishers will receive a finisher medal. Finishers of the 7 mile run will get enthusiastic fist bumps.
Post Race: We’re really looking forward to hearing about your run and just hanging out with other trail geeks. Expect a delicious post-race spread. Yes, we promise to have yummy food options for our non-meat eating friends. We're excited to partner with Milford Spice Company for our post-race dining fun. We will post the menu here prior to race day.
Parking: Very limited parking at the Trail Head. Most participants will need to park on the shoulder of Livingston Road. Please arrive early as you may need to walk a few minutes to get to the starting line. If you park at the Trail Head and you do not already have a State parking sticker, parking will cost Michigan residents $5 and Non-Residents $9.
Lodging: There are various lodging options in Highland, Hartland, White Lake, Waterford and Milford, which are the closest towns to the Trail Head. The City of Novi offers a wide variety of lodging options, but keep in mind you will be approximatley 30 minutes from the event.
Location: Highland Recreation Area, Mountain Bike Trail Head, Livingston Road. Livingston Road intersects with Duck Lake Road, about 1 mile South of M-59 (Highland Road). Find the Livingston & Duck Lake Road intersection….trail head is ¼ mile West on Livingston Road.
Safety: This trail is 100% single track. It is also technical and narrow with tight turns and challenging ascents/descents. This will require good sportsmanship when it comes to passing other runners, or when someone asks to pass you. Also, we highly discourage the use of earbuds or any other devices that would impair your hearing. For the safety of all participants it's important to remain fully aware of your surroundings.