Starting Location: Highway 94, approximately 1.25 miles south of intersection of Hwy D & Hwy 94
Parking Instructions - Due to the limited parking space at the main trail head, we will plan on meeting at the giant parking lot near the Hamburg Trail at 7:10am (7293 Missouri 94,St. Charles, MO 63304). We will leave from this lot promptly at 7:20am to drive over to the main lot. Leaving the parking lot we will make a RIGHT on Highway 94 and the just a little ways down the road the main trail head lot is on your LEFT (gravel lot).
Short course: ~5 miles (1 loop)
Medium course: ~8 miles (1 loop)
Long course: ~11 miles (2 loops)
See map below. Everyone will start off running the same as the short course for almost 3 miles. At this point the Lewis Trail will break off to the RIGHT and those running medium and long will follow that trail the rest of the way. Those going short will stay STRAIGHT on the Clark trail and finish up the rest of their run simply staying to your left at all times back to the parking lot. Short course comes out to roughly 5 miles worth. There will be some PINK ribbon but not much as this course is very straight forward on where to go.
Those running medium and long, you will notice various trail markings along the way....most of these tend to be approximately every half mile - you will see mile markers on some, then you will see just arrows on others....if you ever come out here on your own they can help give you a sense of how far you have gone or have left. You will have roughly 3.5-4 miles worth on the Lewis Trail before it rejoins the Clark for your final 1.5 miles of the loop - follow ORANGE ribbons. Once you finish the loop that will put you roughly around 8 miles, the medium course runners are done.
Those going long to get the 11 miles, simply run back out the way you just finished to the split where you rejoined the Clark trail - this is about the 1.5 mile mark out. Once there simply turn back around and head back to the finish again.