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Earth School 10th Annual DuPont Forest 12k Trail Race – March 27, 2010

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Earth School DuPont Forest 12k Trail Race

PART OF THE ASHEVILLE TRACK CLUB GRAND PRIX SERIES

RESULTS OF THE 2010 DUPONT FOREST 12K

2009 DuPont 12k Results

This is a moderate trail race, a lot of fun but not a killer (like the Rock 2 Rock race).  It’s 12k (7.4 miles).  In 2009 the course was reversed which made the start a fast downhill which was quite nice.  The weather can by warm and sunny or snow.  It’s a crap shoot in late March.  The race starts at 10:00 AM and this is the same location as the start for the Morris Broadband DuPont Forest Half Marathon which occurs just two weeks later on April 10, 2010.  A great preview.

Here’s how my mile splits looked in 2009. It’s a fast start – two miles of downhill and flat with wide trails. Then it starts rolling with a long uphill finish. The 2010 course will be the same as 2009. The 2009 course was a reversed version of what the course was in 2007 and 2008.

2009 DuPont 12k Mile Splits

There is no online registration for this, but here’s the entry form PDF (click on it to view, then print or save it) …

DuPont 12k Entry Form

Here are driving directions …

From Asheville, NC

Take I 26 east to Exit 40 (Asheville Airport exit). Turn right off Exit 40 onto NC 280 (also known as Airport Road). Take NC 280 south 16 miles to US 64. Turn left onto US 64 and go 3.7 miles to the stop light at the Texaco station in Penrose.

Turn right onto Crab Creek Rd and go 4.3 miles to DuPont Road. Turn right onto DuPont Rd and go 0.7 miles to a left on Sky Valley Road. Follow Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area 1.6 miles on the right.

And here is a map to aid you in finding your way …

Map to DuPont Forest

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