November 14, 2020
2 dueling courses. 1 tough decision.
The Dirty Duel is the only trail race in the U.S. that offers you a choice of courses: Short & Brutal (5K or so) or Long & Difficult (6K or so). Choose your own adventure! A Trail Runner Magazine “Top 15 fall race under 15 miles.”
This race will adhere to the Michigan Department of Health’s Epidemic Order (Oct. 9) for outdoor, non-residential gatherings. See the Race Information page for details.
With various start times and physical distancing measures in place, you will have plenty of room to duel it out. Runners will split off right after the start in a mad dash back to the finish. Pick from the Short & Brutal course with lots of roots, short, steep climbs, and some crazy off-trail running or the Long & Difficult course that has more mileage and plenty of twists and turns but never leaves the trail and features more flat and fast orchard trails. Runners from both trails will finish with a wild crash course on negotiating the maze of maize (Robinette’s corn maze). Finish with a donut and cider with your family or social bubble.