Pick from two very different but very fun and challenging trails. No need to decide until three seconds after the start. Expect to run roughly 50% slower than your normal road 5K time. Descriptions below are 2017 courses which will change somewhat in 2018.
Short & Brutal. approx 3.1 miles. Large sections of off-trail running define this trail along with its unique obstacles. It’s a roller coaster like its sister trail but instead of constant small ups and downs, it features fewer but much more severe climbs and descents – including some tough sand dunes and the Wicked West Ridge. Make it through Provin Trails in one piece (1.5 mile mark) and then take on the roller coaster hills of Robinette’s north woods trails. From there, it’s a wild grande finale as you must make your way through the cornfield/maze. Bushwhack through the corn or make use of the maze’s easier but longer trails. Your choice.
Long & Difficult. approx 3.6 miles. Starts with a nice warm-up through the south orchard following by the fast trails of Kuyper College. You may even run through a small portion of a vacant house along the way! Return to Robinette’s orchard and cross over 4-Mile to tackle Robinette’s north woods. Lots of ups, downs and turns, considered the most difficult trail in West Michigan mile for mile. Join the Short & Brutal racers with a fun dash through the corn, using the corn maze trails or bushwhacking through them. You pick!