Race: Forest Frolic
These classic trail races take place on the beautiful orange- and white-blazed trails through Virgil State Forest. The 15K (8.9 mile) course is a figure 8 that boasts 1700 feet of climb; the 7K (4.1 mile) course follows the shorter, more scenic loop of the 15K course and features only 700 feet of climb. Both courses have you splashing across a stream and ascending to the rock pile where the famed Monster (of the Monster Marathon) used to dwell.
The courses consist of 50% single-track trail, 30% logging roads, and 20% dirt roads. The trail is well-marked (painted blazes on trees, double blazes at turns) and cleared of brambles. Perhaps the giant fungus will return!