Killen's Pond is about 15 miles south of Dover, DE on U.S. highway 13. turn left (east) on killen's pond road, indicated by brown park sign, to north entrance of park. continue past water park to first parking lot and picnic tables at far end. park should open at 0800 and will close at sunset, around 1700. the park has no garbage cans; you bring it in; you pack it out.
The course is the pondside nature trail indicated by the yellow flashing on the signposts with a connector trail from/to the start/finish at the picnic tables (for 50k) or pavilion (for 24hr). both races are self-supported with a community table for sharing any food/drink aid. 50k runners will mark their own laps; 24hr will have an official lap counter.
A 3.12 mile dirt loop, totally within Killen's Pond State Park. Roots, rocks (a seashell or so), rubble - but gentler than most trails, no rainwater and low rise. North portion of pondside trail is broad and mostly dirt (sand+organics). Southside portion is single track with some roots. A footbridge is used to cross pond at dam end. 50k race starts asap after park opening and ends around 1630 due to park closing at sunset. 24hr race has an area available for some tents. heated rest rooms in parking area, porta-johns off south portion of trail.
Local time: 4:34 AM