Updated course maps (see tabs to the side):
The new courses for the 15 mile & 50k consist of 3 lollipop shaped legs -- an out and back section with a loop at the end for each leg. All the loops will be run counterclockwise, EXCEPT the final loop on the 3rd leg of the 15 miler, which has been changed to clockwise this year. The layouts have been simplified over previous years with fewer turns. There will still be a section where the 15 mile participants will be running in the opposite direction of the 50k runners for a short 0.25 mile section at the beginning of the 3rd leg of the 50k -- which is the end portion of 3rd leg of the 15 mile course. There will be signs as well as a volunteer at each end of this section to be sure everyone is on the right track.
The finish line has been moved from the starting line area to the Horine Center (Lodge), which requires a left turn upon reaching the gravel road at the end of the 3rd leg for both the 50k & 15m -- see course maps.
Biggest change here is that early packet pickup has been moved to the new sponsor location (Ken Combs Running Store) and the announcement of 2 training runs the weekend of January 16-17.
New photo gallery added:
Larry Hilton, a Naturalist & the Trail Supervisor in the Jefferson Memorial Forest was on the 2nd leg of the 2009 LLTH race when he took these pictures -- 2009 Larry Hilton. Thanks Larry for the photos & for keeping the trails clear for us each year!