Conquer the Cove 25k Course Description

25k Course Description (2440ft of elevation gain):

For those of you looking for the last step before trying a Trail Marathon, this is it.  This course should give you the challenge, mentally and physically, that you need to be able confidently enter a road or trail marathon.

Elevation Profile

The race will start and end at the green gate at the end of Timberview Road –

Go through the gate and then take a left onto the Trough.  This is a 1.13 mile steep climb.  This will bring you to the Brushy Mountain Fire Road.  Here you will take a left for .4 miles to Buck which is on your right – 1.59 Miles.  Buck starts out as a steep rocky downhill and then rolls for a total of 1.26 miles.  At this point you will take a right onto Hotel for 1.14 miles (Important Note – about a 1/4 mile on Hotel, a new trail will intersect to the right, don’t take that, but instead, stay left and on Hotel to the next trail intersection).  At the next trail intersection you will take a right onto Hi-Dee-Hoe for .3 miles until you veer left onto the 4 Gorge Trail.  This is a 2.38 mile rolling up and down trail.  This will take to Brushy Mtn. Fire Road – 6.68 Miles.  From here you will take a right and start climbing for 2.41 miles on the Brushy Mountain Fireroad to the top of the 1000ft climb.   From the top you will continue another .92 miles to the Gauntlet –  10.01 Miles.  This is a 2.16 mile fast descent that will have you ready for a flat stretch of trail.  At the bottom you will take a right onto Horse Pen for 1.25 mile.  Horse Pen is a an old access road that will take you to the gate that you came to at the start of the race – 13.42.  To make your total race distance that of the official course you can run an out and back on Timberview Road.  The turnaround will be at an iconic landmark located at 2875 Timberview Road.  You will recognize this as the Pegasus house.  Run to the driveway and head back to the parking lot.  If you want to entertain us, take a pic with the Pegasus in the background and send it or tag us in a Facebook post.

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