Course Info

The course winds through mostly wooded, single track trails of the idyllic Watters Smith Memorial State Park.  The low-technical trails are great for beginners yet still challenging for experts due to their rolling nature and several short, steep climbs.  In dry periods road shoes are suitable on this course.

Start and Finish for all races is at Main Pavilion near the Park Ranger’s station on the Eastern-most side of the Park.

The 25K race is one single loop traversing of the Park’s trail system, with the additional of a few miles of new single track added in early 2020 in the northwestern 'primive' section of the park. The 50K is a two-loop course.  

The 10K/5K is the traditional Test The Watters course using the Fawn, Black Cherry, White Oak, Rachel Hershey, Trick Track Trek, and Dogwood Trails.  


5K & 10K Course Map

25K & 50K Course Map and Profile

Aid Stations

The 50K/25K course has three fully stocked aid stations spaced every 4-5 miles, including one at the start/finish area.  Aid stations will have traditional ultra foods, gels, water, and Endure Fuel hydration drink (

The 10K course has two water stations at miles 2 and 4, and the 5K course has one station at the 2 mile mark.  

Drop Bags:  50K drop bags may be placed and accessed at the start/finish aid station.