This race is a challenge. But what is great is they offer distances for all types of runners. I fall somewhere in the middle and did the 11 mile race. They also offer a shorter distance and a 50k i believe. There is just something better running on trails then the hard pavement. I much prefer a trail race to the typical half or full marathon. The event is pretty low key but well organized. Not a ton of aid stations, but they do tell you to carry water. Good race. Worth the registration fee.