The Half Marathon Race Start is located at Long Ranch Park in Carson City.
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From the park, runners head North on Longview (paved road) for .57 miles before turning left onto Ash Canyon Road and begin their uphill climb. Ash Canyon Road stays paved for approximately a half mile before turning to dirt at the water tanks.
At mile 2.5 runners hit the first of 2 aid stations before heading onto single track and crossing over Ash Creek. Once over this bridge, the course climbs up several switchbacks in and out of Ash Canyon before traversing across the face of the mountains overlooking Carson City. This section provides runners with spectacular views of Carson City and beyond.
After ~4.93 miles of steady climbing, runners reach the tree line and this year stay left and run on a new section of single track to the Waterfall Road AS at mile 8. It is ~5.2 miles to the finish from this last AS. Runners cross the road back onto single track and immediately over another bridge. After crossing the bridge runners will enjoy 1.68 miles of single track before entering onto another dirt road. From there runners continue straight and downhill.
After approximately a half mile runners turn right through a green gate and onto another dirt road. This road descends quickly with a short but steep uphill climb before turning left onto the final single track trail leading towards the finish. Once back down to the housing development, runners will enter onto pavement, cross Kings Canyon Road and enter back onto Longview for a quarter mile to the finish line.