Starting Location: Greensfelder Park Visitors Center, 4312-4326 Allenton Rd, Wildwood, MO 63069
Parking Instructions: Parking lots will be scattered around the start. If you can, please try to car pool as spaces may be limited!
10K course: 1 loop ~6.5 miles (2 loops for ~9 miles)
13.1 course: 3 loops ~12 miles
Everyone will start running the DECLUE trail in a CLOCKWISE manner (orange trail markers along the path). We will take a slight short-cut to reduce the normal mileage of this loop just after we make our first road crossing (shaves off about .8 of a mile from the normal distance of this loop). Follow all the way around as this winds behind Six Flags theme park and will cross another road before you start a gradual long incline. When you come out on to a gravel road make a RIGHT turn and take it all the way back up past the yellow gate and to the road - cross the road to pick up the trail and turn LEFT and follow it about 1/4 of a mile back to the parking lot to finish. Those in the 10K group are done - there is no water pit stop on this one till you finish so bring fluids with you!
Those in the 10K that want a little more mileage and everyone in the 13.1 group will head out for loop 2 which is much shorter (~2.4 miles or so). From the parking lot, stay STRAIGHT on the trail and start a long gradual down hill along the EAGLE VALLEY trail marked with blue markers. This is almost a mile down hill to where we then will make a RIGHT turn on the trail marked with YELLOW for the DEER RUN trail. Follow this all the way back up and eventually it will put you back on what you ran along in the very first mile of loop 1, head all the way back to the parking lot to finish this loop. 10K runners who ran this are now done.
Those in the 13.1 group have one final loop left to get your distance in and is another relatively short loop (~3 miles). From the parking lot, head back out the way you just finished...so make the RIGHT on the trail and take it back behind the Visitor Center. After the 1/4 mile in you will then make the RIGHT turn to cross over the road and jump on the gravel path, go past that yellow gate and then you will turn RIGHT on to the DOGWOOD trail. As you head down this access point you will come to a "T" intersection - stay to your RIGHT and run this loop in a COUNTER-CLOCKWISE manner all the way back to this spot, then head back up and cross back over the road and head back to the parking lot to finish up.