Races begin on a wide open starting line, grass, well groomed and fast. The starting distance runs along side of the historical lake. Aprx 100 meters into the race there is a slight increase in elevation, but most will not notice. As the runners reach the 300 meter mark, the runners take a slight wide turn to the left onto packed gravel trail/road that runs through a few trees and over the narrow part of the lake. At the 800 meter mark, the course turns left into a wooded area for a few meters, out in the open and then back into a wooded trail before returning onto packed gravel at the 1st mile marker. There is a clock overhead at the 1st mile
where the course will turn left onto grass that runs beside the lake for aprx 600 meters. The course will now run through the "gut" of the park winding through the spectators with footing being on grass. The course will turn south . The finish line sprint last for aprx 180 meters outlined with Oaks and Maple trees! The finish line is located just a few meters from the starting area!