13.1 Course Description


Leg Details   

  • On the maps, you'll see a bunch of skinny blue lines; these are cross-trails, also known as: places to get off-course/LOST. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE COURSE MARKINGS AND SIGNAGE, you'll enjoy the run more if you follow the course...
  • The course is segmented into "legs." Each leg starts and ends at an Aid Station.

Half Marathon is marked BLUE throughout.

Half-01: I’ve Been Slimed! – 3.8 miles
Mike’s Dance Barn to Playground
“Can’t stop the slime, people, lookit me go” - Frank Zappa.
South down dirt road to Shipley’s Cut-Thru. Watch out for dogs. Please, no beef jerky in your shorts. Super soupy slime climb, 1.9 miles. Left-E on Ten O’clock Line (horse trail G). Fairly flat and fast 2-track to the aid station at the campground.
Dog Drool: “Yuck until top o’ the hill then fast, smooth sailing into the Playground.”
Goat Note: “Be very aware as it is no fun getting lost early. Wait until later.”


Half-02: Nashville Skyline – 3.2 miles  NEW ROUTE 2022
Playground to Ogle Lake
“Cause I have been through the mire and confusion, I am free. As far as I can see is Nashville skyline. Underneath it all, you yourself are free” - Dishwalla
Leg 2 departure left/west from Playground on the campground road on paved road through Taylor Ridge campground to Trail 9 entrance (bathroom on left.) Straight-West on Trail 9. Relaxing downhill, stay straight at shortcut and merger. Fabulous trails with intense downhills, a stream crossing and uphill crushers.
Dog drool: “Freedom sometimes comes with a cost.”


Half-03: Recovery – 2.1 miles  NEW ROUTE 2022
Ogle Lake to Playground
“I'm about to lose my mind, you’ve been gone for so long. I’m running out of time. I need a doctor. Call me a doctor. I need a doctor, doctor to bring me back to life,” -Eminem.
Loop Ogle Lake and head back uphill to the Playground. There's a left turn by the big Ogle Lake sign, take that left or you'll add an extra mile to your run! Follow BLUE.
Dog Drool: “Take advantage of the recovery, you will need the energy soon!”

Half-04: Quaff On – 4.0 miles  NEW ROUTE 2018
Playground to Mike’s Dance Barn
“Now there's nothing left to say. So let's go drink a beer.” - Psychostick.
Left-South from Playground. Flat 2-track and crusty horse trail. Down the Slime Hill, cross the field and wash off in the creek. Then to the finish at Mike's Dance Barn!
Dog Drool: "So, yeah, we've been trying to keep anybody from going back down the Slime for years with less complete success. So now this year, we want you to go that way? WTF!"
Goat Note: Congratulations, you are one tough customer. Grab a plate of Mike's fine grub!