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Bull Dam Trail Runs
September 1, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Come out and join us for the Annual Trail Race at Eaton Reservoir (locally known as Bull Dam). The race will be in the morning of Labor Day Sunday.
The 5K course is a very flat wide path that travels about 1 lap around the reservoir. This is a great course if you would like to try trail running for the first time. The scenery is beautiful there will be no worries on getting lost. Just keep the water to your left. The trail will also be marked with white flags on the left side of the path. The trail itself is a mixture of gravel and grass and just a smidge of asphalt at the spillway. Historically the spillway is dry in late August early September but there are no guarantees.
The 10K course is single lap, more sophisticated and challenging course. There are some wide trails and about half the course is single tract trails that weaves through the woods around the reservoir. The running surface will be a mixture of packed dirt trail, grass, gravel, a touch of asphalt, and grassy areas. This will also be over roots, under limbs, up short hills, down small grades and over stick covered mud puddles. There will be no worries about getting lost however. Last year we had 30-40 volunteers guiding runners on the path as well as bold marker at every turn and flagging periodically along blind straights and at turns. This is great for the beginner as well as the seasoned trail runner. There is no mystery on figuring out course. This is last years course. This years course will be posted as soon as it is approved.
The Half Marathon is 2 laps of the 10k course, with some extra distance thrown in to get that last 0.7 miles.