The Bog Slog (Long Advanced) and Bog Jog (Short Advanced) courses are point-to-point, meaning that you need to visit the checkpoints in a specific sequence. Fastest time wins. Most checkpoints will require off-trail navigation.
The Choose Your Adventure course (intended for beginners, intermediates, and trail runners) is freestyle, meaning that you can visit as many checkpoints as you can, in any order that you like, until the course closes. Most checkpoints are on or very near trails.
RACE DISTANCES (2018 course information shown until 2019 courses are designed):
The Bog Slog (Long Advanced) – 7.9 km, 18 checkpoints, 500 m climb, 1:10000 scale map
The Bog Jog (Short Advanced) – 4.9 km, 12 checkpoints, 300 m climb, 1:10000 scale map
The Bog Jog is a shorter subset of the Bog Slog course. Participants of the Bog Slog and Bog Jog will receive the same map, which shows the entire Bog Slog course as well as the shortcuts to turn it into the Bog Jog. If you signed up for the Slog and decide to cut it short while you’re on the course, you may do so; just let the finish crew know that you changed courses when you’re done.
Choose Your Adventure – 24 checkpoints, 3.5 hour time limit, 1:7500 scale map. The course is a mix of some easy-to-find checkpoints, some intermediate checkpoints, and a few advanced checkpoints.
How are point-to-point courses measured?
Courses are measured as the crow flies, in a direct line from checkpoint to checkpoint. Unless you have wings, you will travel farther than this distance! Courses are measured in kilometers, so a good rule of thumb is to simply round up to miles to estimate how far you will go. So in a 5 kilometer race, you’ll likely travel up to 5 miles.
How does the scoring work for Choose Your Adventure course?
All 24 checkpoints are worth the same amount: 1 point per checkpoint. The maximum score is 24 points. The first person or team returning with 24 points wins!
There’s a time limit of 4 hours, and for every minute late, there’s a 1 point penalty.
Lord Hill Park is a large wooded park with a great variety of vegetation and an extensive trail system. Trails vary from wide gravel roads to narrow trails. Vegetation varies off trail from run-able to fight. Full body cover is recommended.
Hazards include slippery trails, steep elevation change and varying levels of vegetation on the off trail routes. Be wary of icy patches in cold weather.