The 20M course is a point-to-point, starting at the Parks Creek Trailhead. You will run on Forest Service Road 17 for 1.4 miles before heading off onto the Sisson-Callahan Trail. Climbing steadily up to Deadfall Lakes, passing numerous alpine lakes, with Mt Eddy directly in front of you. You will then ascend Mt Eddy at an elevation of 9025ft. After tagging the summit of Mt Eddy, it is a whopping 6500ft descent to the finish - mostly on the Sisson-Callahan Trail - with surrounding peaks and Mt Shasta in view.
The 20M course has 3000ft of gain and 6500 ft of loss. 80% is on single track, 13% on dirt road and 7% on pavement (the first 1.4 miles of the course). There are 2 full aid stations.
There are 2 aid stations along the 20M course. Each will have the typical food selection: chips, PBJ, bananas, oranges, Skout bars and gels, CarboRocket, water, soda and other items. All Alpine Running races are cupless, so be sure to bring a cup with you.
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 1
No pacers are allowed on the course - due to conditions of the permit
No crew allowed at any of the aid stations
No pets are allowed on the course - due to conditions of the permit - no exceptions