CRR Nose Creek XC – 2013
Short route is just shy of 4k
Long route is just shy of 7.5k
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Pink ovals indicate a possible course marshal location
Start/Finish determined by weather – May be at top by parking lot or at base of hill by fence.
Blue flags on your right with extra yellow where there is a turn. If I run out of blue then the flags will be orange/red. Occasionally might have to be on your left. Just make sure you are following our flags and not some that are there for other reasons (ie – down by one of the bridges ignore a group of flagging that is way off the pathway.)
Measurements indicated are based on starting from the fence at base of hill below parking lot.
Run Clockwise, from fence, heading east and slowly south is flat for a bit then becomes a gradual downhill.
About .5k take a left and head towards tall pole. (Possible volunteer)
After pole you angle right and follow a meandering road. It is nice and wide.
It’s a long down hill until you reach the first bridge. Approx 1.19 (Possible volunteer)
Turn right at bridge and take first right towards the second bridge (DO NOT go uphill towards old path).
At 2nd bridge you may see some flagging in the field on your right, please ignore and follow the blue flags on the main path.
At about 1.54 you will angle left off main path onto a snowy trail. Follow the flags.
A short distance ahead you will have a right turn. (Possible volunteer)
If you reach a 3rd bridge you missed your turn!
At the right turn you head uphill til you meet the main path, then take a left.
Are you still following the flags?
On the main path you will pass a bench, do not sit, keep running J – still going uphill.
At approx 1.88k you will make a right turn onto a snowy path through field. (Possible volunteer)
You are now heading east along a fairly straight and flat snowy path. Follow those flags.
At the end of the field you will reach a steep downhill. (Possible volunteer)
Feel free to scream with pleasure as you sprint downhill but watch for ice.
At the base of the hill you will angle left and gradually uphill.
Just past the opening in the fence you will take a sharp left. (Possible volunteer)
This is a short and easy down then uphill heading west.
Follow the flags west until you see yellow. (Possible volunteer)
At the yellow (and/or volunteer) turn right. You are almost done!
A nice flat sprint through the snowy field should get you to the finish.
Oh wait, if you are doing the 8k, you must do it all again……
If you are done, then cross the finish.
Don’t forget to smile and grab your Popsicle stick.
If you are already done, please cheer on your fellow runners.