The course consists of a 1.3ish mile loop on trails. The race begins with a nice downhill, crosses a stream and then a “nice” 130ft climb over 1/3 of a mile. After cursing the race directors as sadists (and you will be right!), you get to enjoy a reward of a nice fast downhill. The downhill and the following “Connecticut Flat” section of the trail heads back to the stream and back to the beginning. The “Connecticut Flat” section often has water and mud (depending on April’s weather). You may have a great chance to indulge your inner kid and splash through puddles (and maybe get that person who is trying to pass you). Most of the trail is doubletrack with plenty of space for safe passing.