Course Description

[Tentative course as of July 5th, 2019. There may be tweaks and adjustments prior to race day. Visit this page often for updates.]

Runners will start above the John Porter Memorial Lodge and the Main / Dining Hall building.  Run the perimeter of the camping/parking area before arriving at the pond and running between the causeway that divides the pond and the creek toward the Main building.

Runners will then be below the Main / Dining Hall building and head up past what is called the John Porter Memorial Lodge with the stream on your left. Then you will make a left turn and cross over the stream.

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The course will horseshoe around and you will now be running along the creek downstream on your left. Next it is a slow turn toward the Chapel/Amphitheater and run the perimeter of the field.

After you run around the edge of the field in front of the Chapel field, you will come close to oncoming traffic – be sure to stay left the turn left toward the showers/restrooms building. Next you will again run close to the creek and past “25 Pavilion” before running through a section called the Rhododendron Tunnel.

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At the end of this tunnel, you bear right over a bridge and then cross the paved road to an area called Camp 103. Here, you will have a road on your left and a hill on the right then descends down into a bowl where you will start climbing out via a set of switchbacks. As it circumnavigates above the bowl, the course will traverse a series of gullies before a mildly technical yet short climb up the hill.

Then the trail will descend on an old abandoned logging road called “The Highway.” The course will remain on this carriage road until it reaches an open parking area called “The Short Bus”.

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Runners will cross the paved road before making a hard left turn. Here, we will have the aid station in a pavilion amid the cool pines.

After the aid station, participants will run above the John Porter Memorial Lodge and the Main / Dining Hall building and through the timing mat, successfully completing one lap of the Camp Anderson Course. Make sure you either tip your hat or ring the bell in front of the building to mark the occasion.

Mileage: 2.05 miles. About 200 feet of climbing.

Now… repeat for 3, 6 or 12 hours! 🙂


  • 10K = 3 laps; 600 feet of climb
  • 1/2 Marathon = 7 laps; 1400 feet of climb
  • Marathon = 13 laps; 2600 feet of climb
  • 50K = 16 laps; 3200 feet of climb
  • 50 Mile = 25 laps; 5000 feet of climb
  • 100K = 31 laps; 6200 feet of climb

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