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 ~4 miles
13.1 course: 2 loops ~7 miles
50K course: 6 loops ~20 miles
Loops 1 & 4 - Everyone will start with this loop heading out from the parking lot and turn RIGHT to follow the YELLOW trail markers. Keep STRAIGHT where you could turn to cross the road, and continue to follow the yellow trail signs. About a 1/2 mile into this loop is where you will see a couple out-houses and the road Scenic Loop Road, the trail will make a LEFT turn and will then run parallel with that road for awhile. Just before the mile mark in this loop (roughly .9 or before) you will come to another "T" intersection, make a sharp LEFT to stay following the yellow trail markers. Follow this trail for about .4 of a mile to where you will see PINK FLAGGING IN THE GROUND and make a RIGHT turn to take the trail up towards the road. Cross the road and hop onto the trail. From this point we will be running a loop in a CLOCKWISE manner - turn LEFT here, and simply stay to your RIGHT at all times as it will bring you right back to this spot where you crossed the road. The loop itself is approx 1.5 miles and mostly downhill and good footing. Once you come back to the road crossing, cross over and then make your way back to the start going back the same way you came out. Mileage wise for this loop is roughly 4 miles or so. Those in the 10K group are finished after this, those in the 50K will run this same loop again later for your 4th loop.
Loops 2 & 5 - Those in the 13.1 and 50K will head back out the same way we started loop 1, only this time DO turn RIGHT to cross over the road. Once across the road, look for the PINK FLAGGING IN THE GROUND at where you will turn RIGHT to hop onto the Dogwood Trail (a black and white trail marker). Follow this path down a hill a short ways and you come to a "T" intersection - make a LEFT turn here and simply stay to your RIGHT at all times as you will run the loop in a CLOCKWISE manner bringing you right back to the "T" intersection. Once back there, make the LEFT turn to head back up towards the road and then cross over, turn LEFT and you have roughly a 1/4 mile left to go in the loop. This is roughly a 3 mile loop. Those in the 13.1 group are done after the 2nd loop, while those in the 50K will also run this same loop again for your 5th loop today.
Loops 3 & 6 - this loop is only for those in the 50K group. It will cover the entire Eagle Valley Trail that follows BLUE trail markers. From the start simply head STRAIGHT down on the trail, as we will be running this loop in a COUNTER-CLOCKWISE fashion. The first mile of this loop is mostly downhill and single track. Towards the bottom is when the path widens up some and becomes a mix of dirt and rock. That 2nd mile is mostly flat but due to the flooding in the area the past few years there are some areas that are a bit rocky so just watch the footing, it is not as smooth like the Al Foster trail as it once was. After you go by the steeple barriers for the horses the path will make a hard LEFT and follow a creek bed for awhile before starting your ascent. The last 1-1.5 miles is uphill and then a mix of rolling to flat sections. The footing is pretty good but be sure to keep an eye open for a random root or rock that wants to say hi! Follow the PINK FLAGGING IN THE GROUND along this course till you come back to the parking lot, refuel after the 3rd loop before heading back out to repeat the same 3 loops again...after your 6th loop you are finished! Mileage for this loop is roughly 3.5, you will probably be somewhere between 10-10.5 miles worth after the 3 loops before you repeat again, just FYI.