Starting Location: 101 Grand Ave, Glencoe, MO 63038 (trail head)
Parking Instructions - Plan on meeting at the La Salle Springs Middle School (3300 Missouri 109, Glencoe, MO 63038) parking lot starting at 7:00am. We will leave that lot promptly at 7:15am to head to the trail head. The 2nd paved parking lot will be our starting location (this is the one just before the mini train station and is the newest lot) - there is one at the corner of Washington and Grand when the main lot fills, and there are some gravel lots just past the train station closer to the trail itself you may use. Due to the size of our group though we are trying to cut down on congestion by using the car pool lot as this is a pretty regularly used trail, so please do so if you can. We will get the run started by 7:30am with a group photo.
SEE MAP BELOW
Everyone will start off running together up to the top of the Bluff View Trail which is 2-2.1 miles. Once there, grab some pics if you like, enjoy the view, and then turn back and head down the same way you came up - just be mindful of your fellow runners that may still be coming up. :)
Those in the 10K group will simply be running an out and back loop, so just head back to the parking lot the way you came. Those in the 13.1 and 50K groups will make a LEFT turn on a trail at roughly 3.5 miles or so when you near the bottom of the trail...there is a trail marker there as well. From there follow the trail and simply keep LEFT at all times on the trail. Once you hit around 6.2 miles or so into the run this is where those running in the 13.1 group will turn RIGHT to take a short cut out to the pave Rock Hollow Trail while those in the 50K will continue STRAIGHT on the main Zombie Trail.
Those in the 13.1 group once you hit the pavement turn RIGHT to head down the path for a little over half a mile or so till you come to another single track trail on your RIGHT - turn here. For those familiar with this area, this is one of the newest trails. This will also be the same spot that those in the 50K will rejoin the same path you are running as they will come in from the trail on the left. Once you made your right turn, follow this a ways and when you come to your first intersection, keep RIGHT....shortly after that you will come back to a familiar portion you ran early on, keep STRAIGHT and to the LEFT to start heading back to the parking lot. Once the trail brings you back to where you left the 10K group, make the LEFT turn there and finish up the last .5 mile the same as they did. DON'T RUN BACK UP THE BLUFF VIEW TRAIL.
Those in the 50K group, after you leave those in the 13.1 group, simply stay on the main Zombie Trail as it winds around and eventually crosses the paved Rock Hollow path. From there you will take the trail on the other side for about 3 miles or so till you cross the Rock Hollow path one more time and is also the point you rejoin the 13.1 course as seen on the map below. Simply finish the same as they did.