Half-Marathon Turn by Turn Directions


  • MILE 1 - 3

    Start on Commonwealth drive, and then make a left onto Riverside Trail. Follow Riverside trail up, and past the green shed. Go left here. Follow Hogback Trail To Dante’s View. Go left here, and follow MT.Hollywood Trail to aid station at Observatory. This will be mile 3.

  • MILES 3 - 5

    From here leave the aid station and run back up the MT.Hollywood trail to Dante’s View. Go left here onto the North Trail. In about a 100 yards stay to the left, and follow the Three Mile Trail down to the paved MT Hollywood Road. Go right here. Follow the road for about a 1/2 mile to aid station #2 which will be along MT Hollywood Road. This will be mile 5.

  • MILES 5 - 6.5

    From the aid station go up Chapel Hill trail to the top, and turn around at the volunteer, and get your bracelet. Return back to the aid station. This will be mile 6.5

  • MILES 6.5 - 9

    Once you hit the aid station for the second time follow MT Hollywood Drive for about a 1/4 mile, and then go left down the North Trail. Follow this to Amir’s Garden, and the down to the Mineral Wells Picnic Area. You will now be on the Mineral Wells Trail. Go right here. Follow for about 1.5 miles until you hit the aid station. You will now be at mile 9. Make sure to fill up on water here before leaving!

  • Miles 9 - 11.5

    Once at the aid station turn around and retrace your steps back to Amir’s Garden, and then back to the MT Hollywood Road aid. This will be mile 11.5

  • MILES 11.5 - FINISH

    From the aid station do NOT repeat the out and back on Chapel Hill. Just follow the paved road back to 3 mile trail, and go left. Follow this back to Dante’s View. Once at Dante’s view DO NOT go back to the observatory. Simply follow Hogback trail back to the Riverside trail, and then on back down to the finish.

Race Starts 7am

Course Closes 1pm

Bib Pick-up

Course Profile


Click here for the elevation gain and map course that includes the mileage points. The course is tough with plenty of ups and downs as evidenced by the elevation profile.

Aid Station’s w/mileage for Half Marathon:


  • Aid station #1 Observatory: Mile 3
  • Aid station #2 MT Hollywood Road: Mile 5
  • Aid station #3 MT Hollywood Road #2: Mile 6.5
  • Aid station #4 Old Zoo: Mile 9
  • Aid station #5 Mt Hollywood Road #3: Mile 11.5
  • Finish: 13.2 miles