The course is a 10 mile trail loop, a mix of double track and single track trail, in Willowdale State Forest. The 10 mile loop is run three times, after an initial 1.1 mile loop. The course is very runnable but has lots of rocks and some sections contain many roots. The terrain is rolling. There may be recently fallen leaves obscuring the footing.
There will be plenty of aid as usual. There are two aid stations: one at approximately halfway on the loop and another at the start/finish. Water, tailwind, soda, snacks, soup, and sandwiches will be offered along with pizza at the finish. The race will start and finish at Doyon School on Linebrook Road in Ipswich.
The Best Western North Shore hotel in Danvers is offering a special rate for the race. Please contact them directly at 978.777.1700.
Event's current local time: 5:01 AM ET