Nestled around a finger of Cherokee Lake, Panther Creek State Park presents the perfect back drop for this fall ultra-marathon. Offering 12 and 24 hour races, the Dirt Circuit is sure to deliver a challenge to runners of all backgrounds and abilities. For this spectator-friendly race, athletes, vendors, family, and friends are encouraged to enjoy the fun at Base Camp throughout the weekend. You pick where your finish line is.
The Dirt Circuit is 3 miles of trail mostly resembling that of a cross country course. The loop course is a combination of wide and single track trails through fields and woods with two wooden bridge crossings. The course winds gently around the park offering many scenic views of Panther Creek.
The race starts and finishes at the soccer fields, which serves as Base Camp for the weekend. For this spectator-friendly race, athletes, vendors, family, and friends are encouraged to enjoy the fun at Base Camp throughout the weekend. Everyone is welcome to set up camp anytime after 2:00 pm on Friday and must be packed up by 12:00 pm on Sunday.
There are a few registration options depending on your will to suffer:
Individual - 12 Hour Day or Night Trail Run
Individual - 24 Hour Trail Run
Relay - 12 or 24 Hour Trail Run (up to 6 members).
The course may be moderate, but make no mistake…. 12 hours of running is a long time; and 24 hours is just plain crazy!