THIS IS A PREVIEW RUN AND WILL BE ABOUT EIGHT (8) MILES AT AN EASY PACE (75-90 MINUTES)
I’m looking forward to the Morris Broadband Half Marathon and this is a nice chance to go out and run with a group on the trails that are representative of the course. (NOTE: if you are planning on running the DuPont Forest 12k this is also a good practice run).
Here’s the announcement from the race director. I will be out there for the preview and hope to see all of you …
There is a preview run for the Morris Broadband Half Marathon on Saturday, September 27, 2010 at 9:00 AM. The run will start and finish at Old Guion Farm (directions/map below).
The run will cover about 8 miles (75-90 minutes) and will run out Buck Forest over to Conservation Rd, up by Lake Julia, and back from the Airstrip. The first 2 miles roll down hill, middle miles have some climbing, and last 1.5 miles are uphill. Bring a water bottle and park in the gravel lot near Guion Farm.
From Asheville, NC
Take I 26 east to Exit 40 (Asheville Airport exit). Turn right off Exit 40 onto NC 280 (also known as Airport Road). Take NC 280 south 16 miles to US 64. Turn left onto US 64 and go 3.7 miles to the stop light at the Texaco station in Penrose.
Turn right onto Crab Creek Rd and go 4.3 miles to DuPont Road. Turn right onto DuPont Rd and go 0.7 miles to a left on Sky Valley Road. Follow Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area 1.6 miles on the right.