The course starts at Lighthouse Landing, with the first 1.7 miles run on paved roads to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, where the trail begins. This section should allow for separation of participants before entering the trail.
Local time: 10:30 AM
The Canal Loop trail (designated by blue markers on trees), is a scenic, well groomed 11.3 mile loop on mostly single-track between Kentucky and Barkley Lakes; offering many breathtaking views of the lakes, and several short challenging hills.
Depending upon the event, a runner will run 1 loop for the 23k, 2 loops for the Marathon, 3 loops for the 60k, or 4 loops plus a short out and back on the trail before heading back via road to the finish line in Grand Rivers.