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Course

Courses coming soon!

*Courses are preliminary pending permits and approvals. Maps subject to change at anytime.*

Course

Course Description

The VASA Trail system through the Pere Marquette Forest offers soft, smooth and forgiving terrain. This fast course is great for any level trail runner especially new trail runners or those looking to obtain a PR. The 5K and 10K routes are mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The 25K loop sends you through some of the hillier parts of the forest but we are looking out for you and put those on the front half of the loop. So just tough it out for that first part and you'll be fine.

Course Description

routes

  • 5K: One 5K loop
  • 10K Relay: Two 5K loops (One per participant)
  • 10K: One 10K loop
  • 25K: One 25K loop
  • 50K: Two 25K loops
  • 100K: Four 25K loops

routes

Elevation

Elevation charts coming soon!

Elevation

25K Loop Segments

Segment mileage/description/elevation coming soon!

25K Loop Segments

Course Marking

  • The courses will be marked with a colored flagging system. Follow the colored flags that match your bib/distance only. We have added arrows and other descriptive signs on course where we feel you might feel confused. If you still get lost, well that's on you.
  • There are several events that use these pathways and have other marking/signage on the course. They intersect, coexist, and depart your event. Therefore if you follow them, you've now gone the wrong way. So remember what color flag you're following:

  • -The 25K course (25K, 50K, 100K) is marked with ORANGE flags.
    -The 10K course is marked with PINK flags.
    -The 5K and 10K Relay course is marked with PINK flags.

Course Marking

50K/100K Cut-Off Times

  • You will need to maintain a 15:27 min/mile (3.88 miles/hr) pace to complete the 50K in 8 hours and 100K in 16 hours.
  • 25K loop cutoff times are 4 hours per loop
  • 50K must start 2nd loop by 12:00pm
  • 100K must start 2nd loop by 12:00pm, 3rd loop by 4:00pm, and 4th loop by 8:00pm
  • 100K must complete final loop prior to midnight or you will receive a DNF and you'll need to try again next year. If you don't already regret your decision to do it this year.

50K/100K Cut-Off Times

Bailout Points

If at any point you are unable to continue on the 25K loop there are three bail out points where you can receive a ride back to the start/finish line:

  • #1 Bartlett Road Trail Head Aid Station
  • #2 Supply Road Trail Head Aid Station
  • #3 Timber Ridge Aid Station (Loop Start/Finish)
Aid Station 2 is not staffed but you can bail out at this point and follow the markings backwards towards Timber Ridge (1.2 miles)

Bailout Points