It’s time to get ready for the 2nd Phat Cat! This is a fun run to mix things up a celebrate the beginning of fall. This year we are making it a little more friendly and running a shorter route as an out and back. This route is actually the Patapsco Trail Junkies “Junkie Challenge #2” in reverse. Even though the challenge is only 12 miles it is one of the toughest trail running stretches in the state of Maryland. Along the route you will experience four (yep you heard it FOUR) big steep climbs with stream crossings and ROCKS.
We will park at the Gambrill Park Trailhead and run 6 miles following the blue blazes to the turn around at Hamburg Road. Please carpool if you can.. the parking lot is small. I will have a bit of aid at Hamburg Road along with a little surprise to those who make it to the 6 mile mark. If you are feeling ambitious keep going for a few more miles: the Catoctin trail is 26 miles one way and ends way, way north on Zion Rd. If you have never run the Catoctins please come, it’s beautiful, challenging fun!
Location: Gambrill Park Trailhead
GPS Coord: 39.462200, -77.491323
Date: Sunday 9/23
Distance: 12 miles (less or more if you want)