COVID-19 UPDATE:
We are monitoring the current Covid -19 situation. The safety of our participants and volunteers is our top priority! We will be adhering to the state and local guidelines, along with our local Parks and Liability Insurance guidelines. If we can’t hold an “in-person” event, all events will become Virtual. **No refunds or deferrals**

Update 9/14/2020
This event is limited to 100 people, including participants, volunteers and staff. The park is firm with the 100 person limit, to keep this 100 limit… WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWING SPECTATORS AT THE HILLTOP AREA

100% DIRT trails. Parts of the course are hilly and technical using the mountain bike trails.
80% single track, 6.2 mile loop
Half Marathon will be do 2 loops  = 6.6 miles
10K will do 1 loop = 6.2 miles
5K will do 2nd half of loop. Less hills, no stairs! = 3.1 miles

 

 

REGISTRATION:  Click Here

Race capped at 100 participants per day

VIRTUAL OPTION ONLY:
*Race Packet: will be mailed to your registration address. If you want it mailed to a different address please contact us.
*Packets will be mailed out September 28th
*Submit your results from October 3rd through October 10th to: [email protected]

DATES:

Half Marathon = SATURDAY, October 3, 2020

10K and 5K = SUNDAY, October 4, 2020

DISTANCE:  Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

TIME: OPEN START FORMAT
start at anytime shown below
** Half Marathon = start between 8:00am – 10:00am
note: race will stop at 2:00pm sharp
** 10K and 5K = start between 8:00 am – 11:00 am
note: race will stop at 12:30pm sharp

NOTE: For extra precaution… when you start. wait for start line to be clear. We would like to keep start area at no more then 5 people at a time.

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

COST:
5K
$40 = through July
$45 = through October 1, 6pm
No Race Day Registration

10K
$45 = through February
$50 = through July
$55 = through October 1, 6pm
No Race Day Registration

Half Marathon
$55 = through February
$60 = through July
$65 = through October 1, 6pm
No Race Day Registration

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 mornings only, pick up packet before you start. Hill Top Shelter

TIMING: TBD

AID STATION: No aid station on course!
**Half Marathon will have aid before starting 2nd loop**
Water, Gatorade and E-Gel

Note: Please bring your own water bottle if you want water on the course.

WHAT YOU GET:
• All participants receive a pullover hoodie
* To guarantee Hoodie size, must register by 9/16/20 *
• All Distances receive Finishers Medal
. Buff

2020 Hoodie shown below…

 

 

ROUGH DESCRIPTION: 

  • First 1/4 mile- thru parking lot to trail, this will help with congestion at beginning.
  • Next 2.75 miles- mostly single track. This is the Hilly, Technical section of the course + 95 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.

Half Marathon: 
2 loops( 6.6miles each ) Pink
= 900 ft elevation gain

10 K:
1 PINK loop ( 6.2 miles ) = 450 ft elevation gain

5K:
Using most of second half of PINK loop. No stairs. = 225 ft elevation gain

COURSE MAP: 

**NOTE: Half Marathon = This year course will be marked with ALL Pink flags, no split since 10k will be running Sunday.

Map Half and 10K… Click Here to download map

 

 

Course: 5k will follow BLUE flags and will split off from 10k in TWO places… Watch for split signs
Map 5K Click Here to download 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 = 95 steps                            Log Bridge
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Bridges in the trails

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Exiting Bloomer park

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