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We are still designing the 2017 course (I only work on it when I’m in a really foul mood so that it meets your demands for brutality), but the 2016 course below will give you a good idea:

The first mile of the 3.3 mile Short & Brutal course will be possibly the most difficult (or brutal) of any 5K-6K in the Midwest with six tough hills, including at least one where you may be on your hands and knees to scale it and at least two semi-soft ascents of small sand dunes. Survive that punishment and you’ll receive a reprieve with faster, flatter ground but over rooty, twisty terrain followed by the grand finale Corn Maze.

The 3.7 mile Long & Difficult is a more standard trail run, at least the first two miles. The first two miles is mostly flat and fast with a few rolling hills around the one-mile mark. The last 1.7 miles is classic Robinette’s north woods with lots of twists, small hills and rootiness. It’s certainly not easy. Long & Difficult will also finish with the corn maze.

We will flag the trails and use caution tape in off-trail areas. Mile marker signs will be posted as well. Note that you will not be routed through any briar patches or swamps. We will try to remove as many eye-level branches as possible in the off-trail sections, but we recommend glasses for eye protection.


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