All races are “out-and-back” on the Ghost Town Trail.
Race Start & Finish is at Saylor Park in Blacklick, PA. The GPS address for the park is 1284 Old Indiana Road, Blairsville, PA 15717.
The Marathon and Marathon Relay turnaround is just past the Dilltown access point for the Ghost Town Trail. The course has a mile incline on the way out, but then runners get a downhill grade on the way back!
The Half Marathon turnaround is just past the Heshbon access point for the Ghost Town Trail. The half marathon also has a slight incline on the way out, but then a downhill grade on the way back.
Here is a map of the Ghost Town Trail: Ghost Town Trail Map
Aid Stations: There are aid stations approximately every 2-4 miles along the course.
The full marathon and relay has aid stations at miles (approx.) 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 22 and 24. Relay exchange zones are at miles 6.3, 13.1, and 19.9.
The half marathon has aid states at miles (approx.) 2, 4, 6, 9, and 11.
Aid stations will be stocked with water, Gatorade, and race snacks such as potato chips, pretzels, baked goods, etc. Did we mention that we have awesome volunteers manning our aid stations! We appreciate all of their help!
Runners are encouraged to supply their own gels or any other supplements that they may need.