Plott Balsam Runners Present:
Headwaters is back! This year we have a few changes. We can no longer call this Headwaters Half Marathon. We are Headwaters Half. The half being half a 50K. Roughly 17 miler.
Local time: 9:40 AM
We've added an additional aid station (2 total), which added the additional 4ish miles. We also took off a creek crossing (YAY!). One additional change, we rerouted one of the more soupy sections from the course. So if we have a lot of rain like last year, the trail will slightly be less wet.
Other than that the course will be the same.
I will post the new route after May 11th. Link to updated course map: https://www.trailrunproject.com/trail/7073928/headwaters-trail-run
Aid stations will have traditional aid station foods. The finish will have hot soup again and delicious beverages.
We will have awesome finisher prizes.
This can be a tough race. The weather being the most unpredictable factor. You will have to cross 2 creeks and depending on how much rain we get those creeks can be knee high. Since we've added more mileage, I would say this increases the challenge of the course.
We were able to double the entry field of the race. We will now have off site parking with shuttle services to the and from the race.
We need volunteers, as always. If you volunteer this year you get a free entry into next years Headwaters, plus a shirt and the same finisher prize, and warm food.
Due to there being a lot of things (food, permits, safety supplies, etc) that are necessary to put on Headwaters, we cannot do refunds.