We invite you to join us at our two upcoming trail familiarization runs. These informal group runs are designed to give QQ entrants the opportunity to preview the trail and get a better idea of just what they’ve gotten themselves into!
These Sunday morning runs will start at 8:30am on February 12th and 26th. We'll meet at Cuivre River State Park's Camp Derricotte. You can reach Camp Derricote from two directions. Because one of the interior park roads may be icy, the Park Superintendent suggests heading east from Highway 61 on Highway 47 until your reach the main park entrance (Highway 147). Turn left into the park. After crossing the one-lane bridge, make the next right on Country Road 673/Walker Road. After driving for about 3 miles, turn left onto Park Road and follow it into the park. When you come to the "T" intersection, turn right on Lincoln Hills Road. Follow Lincoln Hills Road to Camp Derricotte. Get Mapquest directions, which will bring you into the park from a different direction. Both methods are equally fast.
On February 12th, we'll run the 5 mile Lone Spring trail, the northernmost portion of the QQ course. On February 26th, we'll run the the 6 mile southern loop of the QQ course. You'll have to wait until race day to run the 2 mile stretch that we won't cover during these two runs.
There are no bathrooms at Camp Dericotte or along the trail and no fluids or nutritionals will be provided, so please come prepared to run. No medical personnel or course marshals will be on hand. We suggest you bring a dry set of shoes and clothes to change into after the run.