Starting Location: Flint Quarry Trail, (Located within Tyson County Park at the end of the driveway after staying to the right at the driveway split), West, Eureka, MO 63025. This is the parking lot we will start at within the park.
Parking Instructions: Space is very limited within the park so either plan to car pool with folks or you will be able to park along the shoulder Lewis road just outside of the park entrance and then jog in. When entering the park, take your first right that you can and follow that road all the way to the back to get to our starting point. There are various little parking spaces scattered about you might be able to use before they fill up, otherwise plan on parking along Lewis Rd. Those that are interested in car pooling, there are lots available near highways 141 and 44 as well as highways 109 and 44 (near the QT just South of 44). Start time for the run will be 7:00am.
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Short course will cover 2 loops while the long course will cover 3 loops. Mileage will be roughly 4mi for SHORT and roughly 8mi for LONG.
Everyone will run the short course 2 loops first, starting with the Flint Quarry Trail and run in a COUNTER-CLOCKWISE manner. Once back at the parking lot you can refuel if needed before heading out for loop 2 which will have you hop on the Connector Trail which will take you to the start of the Chubb Trail - from there follow it till it allows you to make the RIGHT turn onto part of the Flint Quarry Trail that takes you straight back to the parking lot (same finish as the first loop). Short course is done after this.
Those going long, from the parking lot, turn around and head back out on the trail you just finished running to take it back up to the Chubb, and then simply turn RIGHT to continue on the Chubb, this time taking it straight on down to the train tracks which will be where we turn around and head back the exact same way. This loop is an out and back and is roughly a 4 miler or so, be sure to stock up on fluids and any other nutrition you may want to have handy while out there. You are finished once back at the parking lot.