Starting Location: Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail and Museum, 7293 MO-94, St Charles, MO 63304
Parking Instructions: Plenty of parking space.
Course Description: Out and back loops mostly due to weather forecasted
10K = 1 loop (~4mi)
13.1 = 2 loops (~11mi)
50K = 2 loops (~15mi)
Original plan was to meet at this lot and then carpool down to the Lost Valley Trail head - due to the lingering weather from last week making the parking lot tricky for cars and now the forecast for more snow by Saturday morning we are just going to stay at this paved lot and run along the Hamburg Trail as the footing will be easier to manage with all the snow and people's cars shouldn't get stuck.
Everyone will start off running the same 4 mile out and back as the 10K group. After that the 13.1 group will head back out for another 3.5 miles down the Hamburg Trail coming to the tunnel that goes under highway 94 and then turn around to head back up and finish. Those in the 50K group when you head back out you will make the RIGHT turn at around the 1.2mi mark and take the down hill into Lost Valley and run the fire road all the way around to the parking lot there, cross up over 94 and rejoin the Hamburg Trail on the other side of the tunnel, turn LEFT to take the Hamburg Trail back up to finish.
You may end up a little shy of the intended mileage for the day - you can either call it a day or simply just add on a little extra at the end. There is roughly a 1.2mi perimeter loop at the base of the giant mound you could run around if you like. Folks also have the option if you want to run this to cut out some of the out and back stuff if you prefer - just let your coaches know if you intend to do that.