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Battle Creek Patriot Run

Sun September 10, 2023 Battle Creek, MI 49037 US Directions

Course

The 5K course is a fairly flat out and back course with a visit to our fire department on your return trip.  There is only one sizeable hill on this course, though you do have to go over it twice as go over the overpass to our West property.  On the 10K course, not only do you get to tackle that same hill, but you also get to experience a few more challenges as you head out on one of our gravel perimeter roads that we here on base affectionately call "The Back Loop".  As the 5K peels off just as we start the back loop, the 10K continues on past a scenic pond and around the loop until they come out back to blacktop where you will loop around a couple of buildings.  Just about when you think you are going to meet back up with the 5K course, we turn you around to go back around the back loop counterclockwise and head back over to the East property and the finish line.  Perhaps you can help settle a debate for us runners on base: is the back loop better ran clockwise or counterclockwise?  Let us know what you think.  Keep an eye out in the woods as runners on base routinely see several varieties of wildlife and no, we're not talking about one of our former Ammo troops.  We routinely see deer, geese, turtles, and yes even the occasional skunk... though I am still not sure if that is a race better won or lost... 

5k course map 

10k course map

 

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