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Click on the map image below to view the interactive course map. Once you are viewing the interactive map:
To achieve a full screen view of the map, click on “Fullscreen” in the upper left of the map image.
In the upper right corner of the map is a drop down menu with map viewing options…we prefer “Hybrid”.
You can highlight a section of the course to view a more detailed elevation chart of that section. To view a more detailed section:
Move your cursor along the x-axis (mileage) of the elevation graph. Mileage, elevation, and % grade will be displayed.
Click and hold a beginning point on the elevation graph. Drag your cursor and highlight the segment/distance that you wish to view in greater detail. When you release your mouse, the highlighted segment will be displayed.
To return to the full graph, single click the “de-select” button or single click the graph.
Half Marathon Course Notes:
The Start and Finish Lines for the Half Marathon are located on the grass lawn adjacent to the Riverside Restaurant.
The course is predominantly paved with 2 dirt/gravel road sections.
The first section (Mile 2.5 - 3.6)
The second section (Mile 6.6 – 6.8)
Start – Mile 1.7: Flat and paved in the river valley.
Mile 1.7: U-Turn
Mile 1.7 - 2.5: Flat and paved in the river valley.
Mile 2.5 – 3.1: Gradual uphill on a charming packed gravel road...creek on one side, Christmas tree fields on the other.
Mile 3.1 – 3.6: Downhill on gravel road.
Mile 3.6– Mile 6.0: Flat and paved in the river valley.
Mile 6.0 – 7.0: Flat, paved section of Big Hill Rd in the river valley. Also includes 1/4 mile gravel section.
Mile 7.0 – 7.8: Changing gears as you run the “rolling” hills on Big Hill Rd. (+140 ft, -140 ft) However, you will not have the “pleasure” of the road’s namesake. But you will have the pleasure of spectacular views of the river valley.
Mile 7.8 – 10.3: After descending on Big Hill Rd from Green Valley Community Park, you're back in the scenic river valley on Big Hill and River Roads.
Mile 10.3 – 10.9: Climb to 3231 ft, the highest elevation on the course (+244 ft).
Mile 10.9 – 12.0: Enjoy the long recovery downhill as you drop back to the river valley (-287 ft).
Mile 12.0 – FINISH: A long flat stretch along the river for your finishing kick.
Support Stations: approximately every 2 miles. Refer to the Race Day Logistics page for details.
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