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 6:30am. We will leave that lot promptly at 6:45am 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 7:00am with a group photo.
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This time around we will NOT be running up the Bluff View Trail like we did the first week. EVERYONE will start off running together along the SHORT course for about 1.5 miles or so (I plan to be at this spot) of which those going SHORT stay STRAIGHT and to the LEFT while those going MEDIUM and LONG will turn RIGHT on the newer portion of Zombie Trail.
Short course runners simply keep to their LEFT following the trail around till it rejoins the lower portion of the Bluff View Trail, make the LEFT turn to head back towards the main Al Foster Trail and to the parking lot. You are finished! This is roughly 4 miles or so total.
Medium and Long course runners after you break away from the Short course you will run together for approx 2.5 more miles along the newest stretch of trail. Around your 4 mile mark or so is where those going MEDIUM will make a SHARP LEFT turn as you descend a hill and this will take you out to the paved Rock Hollow Trail (there will be PINK ribbon to mark this for you) while those going LONG will stay to your RIGHT (ORANGE ribbon) and keep follow the trail.
MEDIUM course runners once on the paved trail make a RIGHT turn to head up the gradual incline for about a 1/4 mile or more till you can make a LEFT turn onto the trails (look for a PINK ribbon). Once on this take it a short ways till you can make a LEFT again on the main Zombie Trail, from here it is roughly 3 miles left to go - follow this around till it rejoins the SHORT course and then finish the same as they did (PINK ribbons marking the way). This comes out to roughly 7.5 miles total.
LONG course runners, once you break away from those going MEDIUM you have roughly another 2.6 miles to go till you rejoin the MEDIUM course, and then finish the same as they did (PINK ribbons marking the rest of the way once you rejoin the MEDIUM course). This comes out to close to 10 miles or a little under.