Starting Location: 7293 Missouri 94, St Charles, MO 63304 - car pool lot
Parking: Due to a smaller parking lot, we will do car pooling again to cut down on congestion. We will utilize the paved lot near the Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail & Museum. Plan on arriving here by 7:00am, check-in with your coaches and then promptly leaving here at 7:10am to head to the main trail lot which is roughly 4 miles down the road off highway 94 (turn RIGHT out of the paved lot, and look for the trail parking lot on your RIGHT, a gravel lot).
Run Description: SHORT COURSE = 1 loop / LONG COURSE = 1 loop
See map below for reference. From the Lost Valley parking lot both courses run the first mile together roughly. Around there those going short will continue up along the old fire road for another mile or so before making a left turn to jump on the single track trail which will then wind its way back down to the main fire road again, where you rejoin that and turn right to head back towards the parking lot. Your loop will be run counter-clockwise. Short course is around 9 miles roughly.
Those running long, around that first mile will be when you turn right to pick up the trails, crossing through a brief creek crossing. You will take this trail around till it hits the fire road again, turn left and head up the hill to the top, then look for the single track trail on your right and follow that all the way back down to the main fire road (at this point you may come across those running short as you will be now on the same course as them - follow PINK ribbon once you rejoin the short course!). Once back on the fire road at the bottom turn right and head back to the parking lot. Long course is around 11 miles roughly.