15M & 50K:
1. The finish line will not be at the Horine Center (Lodge) this year as the Lodge is being used for a special Valentine's Day event held by the Jefferson Memorial Forest Management. The new finish line location will be closer to the main parking area.
1. A different portion of the Purple Heart Trail will be used this year (1.45 miles). A shorter portion (0.70 miles) was used last year only:
2. A segment of the out & back portion of the Siltstone Trail at around mile points 18 & 27 has been taken off the steep & rooty ridge and re-routed along side of the hill. Old course 0.75 miles. New course 0.88 miles. The old course took you down (outbound) & then up (on the return trip) 200 feet each time in about a quarter mile. The new course will take you down & then up 200 feet each time in about a half a mile. Although the new course is slightly longer, the technical trail has been replaced with a much smoother trail & with a gradual descent/ascent that will probably be shorter timewise.