Runners start the Knobstone Trail race near the intersection of Beanblossom Road and the Main Forest Road, just off Old Highway 37 that runs north to Martinsville. From there, the half marathon follows a mostly counter-clockwise route along an out-and-back loop course through the forest, taking runners over flat stretches like Tincher Ridge, Gorley Ridge and Shipman Ridge, as well as plenty of challenging uphill and downhill stretches in between.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.