Now that dedicated trail maintenance volunteers have cleared the storm-felled trees from the Forest Frolic course, it’s time to register for the in-person race in Kennedy State Forest on July 31st!
The 15K (8.9-mile) course is a figure-8 that boasts 1,700 feet of climb; the 7K (4.1-mile) course follows the shorter, more scenic loop of the 15K and features about 700 feet of climb. Both courses have you splashing across a stream and ascending to the rock pile where the famed Monster (of the Monster Marathon) once dwelled. The courses consist of 50% single-track trail, 30% logging roads, and 20% dirt roads. The trail is well marked (painted blazes on trees, double blazes at turns) and clear of brambles.
The 15K course is the same as the FLRC Challenge course, so those running the longer distance can submit their times to the Challenge afterward. And even if you’re not running the FLRC Challenge (but it’s never too late!), you can take advantage of our turn-by-turn RunGo voice directions to do a run-through of the course beforehand. If you’re interested in a group run on the course the weekend before, reply here.