10K Course Review
The 10K course will be run on the black loop/Moraine Ridge Trail. The only course difference between the marathon, half-marathon and 10K races is the runners for the 10K will not run up the tower OR run up Two Tier hill but turn left to the evergreen grove parking lot (right before two tier hill). There will be plenty of signage, cones and volunteers to guide you along the course and to make this turn.
The black loop has some rolling hills along with a few very steep short hills and a three longer hill climbs. There are flat spots as well! The trail itself is wide (most places 12-15 feet) and consists of grass and hard packed dirt (unless it rains a lot) with some rocks a few roots. This trail is not technical, rocky or absurd but you will have to keep your focus on the trail.
The start and finish is at the trail head by the evergreen grove parking lot. This is a great place for spectators. Friends and spectators can walk up the road to the homestead hollow parking lot (I am guessing about a half-mile or so) and this is a little over halfway for the runners on the black loop.