This running experience is for the ZEN master of the group, and one of your two strongest runners. A calm and focused determination guides this team member as they get lost in contemplation along all three of their runs. The first leg drops from the Trapp Family Lodge down a protected dirt road complete with views and cows. Once on the pavement the serenity continues along the riverside until you reach Rte 100 and finish off your first run. Staying in that ZEN spirit will not be hard as your second leg through the Granville Gulf Reservation is perhaps the most scenic of the entire course. Your calm determination will help you carry the distance as you close out your second leg. The third leg requires a continuation of the positive vibe and meditative breathing as the entrance to Killington Ski Area is wrought with hills and not just those little ones either!

Leg #2

Description: The energy will be peaking as the first runners hand off to the second runner amidst all the crowds at the first visible transition area. Runners will leave the Bierhall transition and run along the Trapp Meadow Trails towards the Wedding Meadow where they will take a right and quick left to descend the Trapp Hill dirt road . Be sure to look around at the views and the cows.  The dirt road reaches pavement at the bottom of the hill and turns left onto Moscow Rd.  Stay on Moscow road until the junction with Rte 100 where you'll receive crossing guard assistance to cross the road and turn right.  The transition is ahead at the Hunger Mtn Church. 

Rating: Double Black Diamond
Distance: 7.2
Transition: Hunger Mountain Church

Leg #8

Description: Any runner strong enough to carry the distance will not be disappointed. The Breadloaf Wilderness provides mainly flat terrain amongst dense forest that provides a cooling shade along the leg. Runners are treated to raging waterfalls that provide a refreshing mist. Arguably the most scenic and spiritual leg of the race.

Rating: Double Black Diamond
Distance: 8.3
Transition: Granville Town Hall

Leg #14

Description: This leg leaves Killington Ski and Sport and climbs up and up until the last 2/10 of a mile. There are many restaurants along this stretch and a few areas where the hill levels out to provide a breather to the runners. The leg transitions at the Ramshead Lodge on the right.

Rating: Double Black Diamond
Distance: 4.0
Transition: Ramshead Lodge