The first mile was up hill starting out on a short stretch of pavement before sharply turning onto a single track ascent. The trails above the park flatten out, but constantly zig-zag and get pretty technical. There are good sized rocks strewn all over the trails; I tripped once and rolled my ankle. Fun stuff. The last mile is a fun zig-zagging descent back to the pavement with a great view of the lake (be careful not to take in too much of the view or you might end up on your face). And then across the field on the home stretch.
I had a lot of fun out there; it was a really cool event. They had great prizes, free swag and even a raffle giving away sweet prizes from their sponsors. I plan on heading back again next year, maybe for the 1/2 marathon. Thanks Linkville Lopers!
Photo's by Monique Martin