Half Marathon: Course Map

2020 Trillium Trek Trail Run & Walk

Saturday Morning, October 3, 2020 Secure your race entry in the 2020 Trillium Trek Trail Run Half Marathon planned for Saturday morning, April 18, 2020 at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, GA.


7:30 a.m. ... Check-in/Race Packet Pick-up 
8 a.m. ... Start Time

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.

Course Details

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. The terrain features moderate single-track trails along rolling hills, with beautiful woodland scenery interspersed by several streams. 

Signage, confidence markers, and volunteers placed at nine turns make the route clearly defined and easy to follow. 

Course Length: The race course length has been hand-measured using a measuring wheel and is 13.1 miles. The length shown by the Trail Run Project is digitally estimated and differs from the true length.

Course Route: 

The route starts and ends at the Elachee Visitor Center Parking Lot. Runners start up the drive from the Elachee Visitor Center, take the gravel trailhead parking lot toward the forest and will follow the Bridge Loop until the intersection with the Lake Loop. Follow the Lake Loop until the next intersection with the Bridge Loop. Follow the Bridge Loop until the intersection with the Ridge Trail. Runners make a right onto Ridge Trail, then a right onto Dodd Loop. Follow signage to the Geiger Trail, then to the Bridge Loop again to then catch the Bridge–Upland Connector to embark on the second lap of the Bridge Loop, Lake Loop, Bridge Loop, Ridge Trail, Dodd Loop, Geiger Trail, Bridge Loop and Bridge–Upland Connector.

After the second lap, runners head to the finish line after taking the right off of the Bridge–Upland Connector.

It may sound confusing, but don’t worry! The route is well-marked with plenty of volunteers directing at intersections.

Water Stations: located at regular intervals throughout the route.. 

Restrooms: will be available to participants at Chicopee Lake (~2.75 mi and ~8.5 mi).

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