Running + Beer + BBQ = Be there!
25k (16 miles) or 50k all trail, and a rockin' after-party! One long trail run on varying terrain, mostly forest shaded. Everything from rock scrambling uphills to single track downhills, to mountain bike havens, numerous stream crossings and as few fireroads as possible in order to get you back on lovable dirt enlightenment. 2800-3000 ft of upward elevation on the 25k. The trails are very technical and challenging. A great course to hike, run, or both. Its really an adventure and a beautiful park. You won't know you are 8 miles outside Baltimore. 3 Aid Stations with plenty of water and some food. Aid for the 25k will be every 4 miles, so at 4, 8, and 12. Course markings and detailed maps will be included. The after party will include 2-3 craft-brew kegs, pulled pork, BBQ, river swimming, cornhole and horseshoes.
Event details at: http://www.mdheatrace.com
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Most will do the 25k, though we have an ultra 50k option too. It will be two 16 mile loops, with fewer aid stations during the beginning and a 9 hour cut-off time (we will be flexible within reason). Aid would be @ miles 8,16, 24 and 28 - meaning you need to self-sustain for 8 miles at a time. Start time is 7am.
Parking is OUTSIDE THE PARK! Do not drive into the park on race day. If you do, you risk our event being cancelled next year.
We will require that all runners and visitors make use of our shuttle buses (running all day) to and from our parking area off of Rolling Rd:
Park and Ride lot at I-195 and Rolling Road in Baltimore County
Bus fee and park entry are included in the ticket price. Shuttling will occur throughout the entire day for runners and visitors. We urge runners to arrive 2 hrs early (0630-0700) at the parking lot, so we can transfer hundreds of you before the race start time with a minimal number of buses.
Local time: 8:43 AM