Get ready for a course that will show you the true beauty of the diversity of the trails in Forest Park! A course that was developed by runners who have spent many hours finding the secrets of the park. There is 4,000′ of gain.
NEW: There are two trail closures that have forced us to create a slightly different course for 2022. The information below, including a change to the aid stations, is updated. The total distance and total elevation gain/loss are essentially the same. Here is the new route and elevation profile:
For those familiar with the usual course and the park, the closures and reroutes are:
There are three fully stocked aid stations and one partial aid station. You can count on GU gels, electrolyte drink, PB&J, bananas, chips, M&Ms, gummy bears, water, and other ultra-fare at aid 1, 3, 4. The second aid station is water, electrolyte and some fuel (not everything at the other aid stations). You are welcome to carry your own aid.
There are no drop bags on course.
Go Beyond Racing is cupless. You’ll need to bring your own cup for liquid aid at all aid stations. Read more about what it means to be cupless.
|AS 1 (Firelane 1)||7.7||7.7||Yes|
|AS 2 (Wiregate)||6.0||13.7||Partial|
|AS 3 (Saltzman)||6.5||20.2||Yes & Toilet||1:30 pm|
|AS 4 (Firelane 1)||6.2||26.4||Yes|
There is a cutoff at the Saltzman/3rd aid station (mile 20.2). All racers must leave this aid station by 1:30 pm. Runners who do not make this cutoff will wait with the volunteers to break down the aid station and get a ride back to the start/finish.
There is no spectator access at the aid stations because of very limited parking. This means that crewing is also not allowed. The best place to be is at the start/finish area. You can walk to spots along the course from the start/finish however. But even then, crewing is not allowed.