5K Run & Walk: Course Map
2018 Trillium Trek Trail Run & Walk
Saturday morning, April 21, 2018
RACE CHECK-IN/RACE DAY REGISTRATION: 6:30-7:45 a.m.
5K RACE Start Time: 8 a.m.
CLICK HERE for the Trail Run Project widget, for an elevation profile, a 3D Virtual Tour, to send the route to your phone, or to download the course .GPX file to use on your devices.
Races start in the Elachee Visitor Center parking lot with a brief portion of the race route along Elachee Drive (required for spacing), before entering the forest. Once in the forest, runners travel along the trails of Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. Race routes are well-marked with lots of cheerful volunteers guiding the way. The terrain features moderate single-track trails along rolling hills, with beautiful woodland scenery interspersed by several streams. The 5K race features a 150-foot suspension bridge crossing over Walnut Creek.
Course Length: The race course length has been hand-measured using a measuring wheel. The length shown by the Trail Run Project is digitally estimated and differs from the true length, which is approximately the required length for the course.
Course Route: Upon entering the forest on West Lake Trail, the route quickly turns right onto Dunlap Trail which then merges back into West Lake Trail. Participants continue along West Lake Trail until turning left at the Suspension Bridge and onto Bridge Trail. The Bridge Trail takes participants to East Lake Trail where they will make another left. East Lake terminates at the Mathis Trail, onto which participants make a left. They stay left on the Lake Loop - Mathis Connector at the fork, hang a right onto West Lake Trail, then head back to the Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot to cross the finish line.
Water Station: available approximately 1.75 miles into the race at the intersection of Bridge Trail and East Lake Trail.
LEARN MORE about the Earth Day 2018 Trillium Trek Trail Run & Walk at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, GA.