100% DIRT trails. Parts of the course are hilly and technical using the mountain bike trails.
80% single track.
Half Marathon will be doing 2 loops.

Thru The Leaves

REGISTRATION:

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DATE: SUNDAY…October 7, 2018

DISTANCE:  10K and Half Marathon
5K (new for 2018!!)

TIME:
** 5K = 8:45 am
** 10K and Half Marathon = 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

LOCATION:
Bloomer Park
345 John R Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

COST:
5K
$30 = through June
$36 = through October 5
$40 = Race Day – Cash/Check only, no T-Shirt guarantee

10K
$45 = through February
$50 = through June
$55 = through October 5
$55 = Race Day – CASH/CHECK only, no Hoodie guarantee

Half Marathon
$55 = through February
$60 = through June
$65 = through October 5
$65 = Race Day – CASH/CHECK only, no Hoodie guarantee

START/FINISH: Hill Top Shelter

COURSE:
Held at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, Mi. on the mountain bike trails. THIS IS NOT A ROAD RACE.. all distances are DIRT trails. The trails are HILLY, mostly single track with rocks and roots.

PARK FEE: $5 per car

PACKET PICK UP: Race day morning only (7:30 am – 8:30 am) Hill Top Shelter

TIMING: Pull Tag System by Race Time Services

AWARDS: Top 3 overall (male/female) for 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.

2 AID STATIONS: Water, Gatorade and (E-Gel half marathon)

  • WHAT YOU GET:
    Half Marathon,10K  – participants receive a pullover hoodie
  • 5K – participants receive cotton T shirt
    * To guarantee Hoodie size or T Shirt, must register by 9/21 *
    • All Distances receive Finishers Medal

2017 hoodie shown below

ROUGH DESCRIPTION: Main Loop – PINK

  • First 1/4 mile- thru parking lot to trail, this will help with congestion at beginning. If you plan on running this fast, start in the front! (1/2 marathon will split and do 3/4 mile green loop first).
  • Next 2.75 miles- mostly single track. This is the Hilly section of the course + 90 stairs!
  • Next 2.5 miles- mostly Flat 🙂 switching back and forth from single track to wide track.
  • Last .5 mile – single track. This will circle you around the finish area, so don’t get too excited too soon.
  • ELEVATION for each 6.2 mile loop = approx. 425 ft. gain

Half Marathon: 
1 GREEN loop ( .75 miles ) at beginning only
2 PINK loops ( 6.2miles each ) = 850 ft elevation gain

10 K:
1 PINK loop ( 6.2 miles ) = 425 ft elevation gain

5K:
Details coming later

COURSE MAP:
Thru the Leaves Map

Pictures


Hilltop Shelter – Start/Finish

Hill Top Pavillion

Race Pics

Single track pics

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Wide Track

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Stairs = 98 steps                            Log Bridge
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Bridges in the trails

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Exiting Bloomer park

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