Chocolate Chip Cookie 50k Trail Run

October 17, 2015
8:00 am


Beautiful Trail

Trail Briefing (updated 5/25/15)

  1. The first loop is 22 miles (primarily TR #25, except the 0.25 gravel road start).

  2. During the first loop, there are 2 times when you will not be on Trail 25: (1) the first time will be about a quarter mile before the Carlson Road Aid Station, which will be well marked; and (2) go straight on Trail 100 1.5 miles before the finish area.

  3. During the second loop, you will be on Trail 25 and then take the Trail 10 bypass. It will be marked as 2nd Loop with arrows. At mile 29.5 you will go straight again on Trail 100 (repeating what you did the first loop).

  4. As mentioned, the course will be well-marked with pink ribbon and spray chalk. Stay on trail. No course cutting.

  5. There are 5 road crossings (low traffic areas). These have no traffic control so look both ways! Follow the arrows and ribbon.

  6. There are rest rooms at the Start/Finish, Carlson Rd Aid Station (mile 11), and Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) Kiosk (mile 16).

  7. Start will be at the lower parking lot - campground.

  8. Finish will be at the upper parking lot - equestrian arena.

  9. There will be a 2:30 pm cutoff at the 22 mile S/F Aid Station.  However, runners may continue after they talk to RD, leave their camera, and promise to finish by 5:00 pm.

  10. After 2:30 pm, runners wishing to complete a trail marathon distance may continue and complete 2 relatively easy 2-mile loops around the equestrian area.  This will be marked.  While course records will not be kept, results will be reported on this website and to Ultrarunning.

  11. After mile post #4, ignore the miles indicated on the posts.  They are based on the old course.

  12. No dogs with runners.

  13. No pacers.

  14. Runners must be aware and follow the rules of the park.

  15. All vehicles parking within River State Park are required to have a Discover or Day Pass.  This includes the S/F and Carlson Road Aid Station.

  16. Trail hours:  Dawn to dusk, year round.

  17. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

  18. Do not block off any section of the trail since it is open to all users every day of the year.

  19. Please be respectful of other trail users.  Trail 25, Trail 10, and Trail 100 are multi-use trails, including hikers, trail bikers, and equestrian in addition to runners.

  20. Always keep to the right.  Pass on the left, and yield to faster moving runners.  Signal to slower moving runners/trail users when approaching.

  21. Horses have the right of way on soft trail. 

  22. All trail users must remain on designated trails.

  23. Animals must be on leash at all times (8 feet or shorter).  Picking up after dogs is mandatory.

  24. Do not disturb plants or animals.

  25. Bring your cell phone if you like.  There is reception!  Call 911 for emergencies.

  26. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

  27. Leave No Trace.  If you packed it in, you pack it out.  At least until you get to a garbage receptacle.

  28. This trail briefing will be updated periodically.

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