The Great Ferry Race
This is a pretty unique course. Not only does it start by walking off a ferry, it’s a great blend of road and (tame) trail running. It’s about 3/4 on road and 1/4 on trail. The course takes advantage of some of Bainbridge Island’s wonderful parks and trails, including Grand Forest and Battle Point Park.
By most road race standards, this is a hilly course. By trail running standards, it’s quite flat. There is about 1400′ of elevation gain on this course, so make sure you train on some hills!
A word about the trails: these are not technical trails, so you do not need to be an experienced trail runner to do this course. That said, it’s always a good idea to be prepared, so it's recommended that you take some time to run on trails prior to the race. There are 4 well-stocked aid stations evenly spaced throughout the course.
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