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The Calhoun County Trail Run is an 8k and 20k that takes place on the beautiful Calhoun County Trail including both Bridge Park and Ott Biological Preserve. The rolling hills and beautiful scenery, rock walls and bridges make the run a must add to your list. The trail is gravel surface and non-technical. The run will take place entirely on the trail, with a few street crossings.
We are doing our part in being good stewards of our community and working towards limiting waste. The Calhoun County Trail Run will be completely cup free.
Proceeds benefit the Calhoun County Trails and Parks.
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Beginning and ending at Friends Church (1305 Olive St, Battle Creek, MI 49014) runners will enter the Calhoun County trail at Ott Biological Preserve and head north along the trail with a turn around shortly after exiting Ott. Runners will then head back on the same trail to the finish.
The course will close at noon.
Runners will enter the Calhoun County Trail at the end of Olive Street where they will head south towards Bridge Park. At Bridge Park runners will run through a couple of the fun bridges on site then head back north on the trail all the way to the Emmett Street parking lot where they will turn around and head back through Ott Biological Preserve to the finish at Friends Church.
The course will close at noon.
Aid stations will be located approximately every 2 miles with Gu at the 6 and 9 mile aid stations.
WE ARE A PAPER CUP FREE EVENT. In an effort to be better stewards of our trails the event is completely cup free. Participants will be given a reusable plastic cup that can easily be carried and each aid station will have volunteers with gallon jugs to refill them. Runners are encouraged to bring their own hydration if you do not wish to stop at the aid stations for the short time it may take to fill your cup. Electrolyte drink beverages will also be provided in this manner.
The Calhoun County Trail Run, for its inaugural year is offering overall awards to the top 3 male and top 3 female runners of each event. In addition, the first overall master for both men and women will receive an award.
8k awards will take place at 10:30 am.
10k awards will take place at 11:00 am.
Packet pick up will be available on Friday, September 27 from 6-8 pm at Biggby on Michigan Avenue (1125 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49014) or runners may pick up their packet on race day beginning at 7:45 am at Friends Church (1305 Olive St, Battle Creek, MI 49014).
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