Early Packet Pickup will be Saturday, Sept, 2016 2-5 pm at On Two Wheels, 550 Laurence,
Jackson, MI and then race morning starting at 6:30 am.
The Falling Waters Trail races will begin and end at Concord High School located at 219 Monroe Street, Concord MI 49237.
The main parking lot entrance will be closed for the duration of the event. All athletes will need to enter the high school parking lot from the middle school entrance.
Directions from Jackson and Homer: M-60 from Jackson or Homer. Turn South on N Main St. Drive through 4-Way Stop. Turn left at flashing light at Third St, into the Middle School parking lot.
Directions from Kalamazoo: I-94 from Kalamazoo to exit 127. Head south to end of road. Turn right on M-60. Turn South on N Main St. Drive through 4-Way Stop. Turn left at flashing light at Third St, into the Middle School parking lot.
Directions from Jonesville: From Jonesville, take US-12 East. Turn left onto Concord Rd, heading North, into Concord. Turn right at flashing light at Third St, into the Middle School parking lot.
Race Day Schedule:
The Day begins at 8:00 AM with the Kid's Wild Dash. Below are the approximate start times for all events:
6:30 AM Registration and Packet Pickup
8:00 AM Kids’ Wild Dash
8:15 AM Half-Marathon Run and Walk
8:25 AM 5K and 10K Run and Walk
NOTE: Starting times may vary 5 to 10 minutes per event depending on volume of athletes. 5K and 10K will start at about 20 minutes after the Half-Marathon in order to allow most Half-Marathon athletes to be past the 5K turnaround point. This is a safety concern we have observed in the past and have addressed it in this manner.
There will be aid stations located roughly 2 to 2.5 miles apart. If the event calls for cooler temperatures, this is more than adequate. If temperatures call for a warmer event, then we may be placing additional aid along the way.
There will be only water at the stations serving the 5K athletes, water and electrolyte drink will be provided for 10K and half marathoners.
The mission of the Friends of the Falling Waters Trail, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is to raise funds and public awareness for the development and improvement of the Falling Waters Trail County Park.