We have reached the end of the 25K training program for Summer 2019. It’s been a hot, muddy, wet & all around amazing summer – they always are, right?
Next Saturday is the MD Heat Race out in Patpasco State Park and if you have become injured (like me) or are not signed up but would be interested in helping out, contact the RD Nick Yates who is always looking for more help.
As for our run, I’ve recreated the course we ended up doing last time we ran out at Little Bennett. It’s a different start/finish area than we do for Winter Trails (Golf course is open) and the horse trailer parking lot has been known to get very muddy & they close it if this occurs. So last time we found the trailhead at the Sopers Branch Trail which can take you into the park and will get you a loop back around to where you started. It’s about 9 miles total. If you haven’t run this loop or get lost in this park please keep the CalTopo map handy on your phone or just print out the turn by turn directions below.
I’ll have have the usual goodies for post run so I’ll see you all there!
When: Saturday August 10th 2019 7:30AM
Little Bennett Park Day Use Area Clarksburg, MD 20871
What: 9 mile lollipop loop
Route to Loop: (Red line on Map)
Sopers Branch Trail Turn Right on Prescott Rd
Prescott Rd Turn Right on Hyattstown Mill Rd
Hyattstown Mill Rd Turn Right on Western Piedmont Trail
Westernn Piedmont Trail to Browning Run Intersection – 2.10 Mi
Loop: (Blue Line on Map)
Continue on Western Piedmont Cross 121 through Parking Lot to Kingsley trail
At Schoolhouse Turn Left on Purdum Trail
Up Pudum Trail Left on Browning Run Trail
Browning Run to Western Piedmont Trail – 4.75 Mi