The race will take the field of runners through the part of southern Connecticut known as the “land of the Sleeping Giant,” named for the stretch of mountains about eight miles north of New Haven that actually looks like a giant asleep on the ground. In fact, the race will start just a few miles south of Sleeping Giant State Park where the giant himself lies.
The race will start on the York Hill campus of Quinnipiac University. From the parking lot next to the university’s TD Bank North Sports Center, the course for the race heads south and west along Sherman Avenue, starting off with a sharp downhill in the first mile and continuing with more hills in the first few miles of the race.
Expect plenty more hills as you continue heading southwest through the northern edges of Hamden and into the rural country roads just outside town.
The course continues heading west until runners make it into West Rock Ridge State Park, where they make a counter-clockwise loop around the northern end of the park before heading back onto Chauncey Road and Dunbar Hill Road, and then retrace their steps back to the Quinnipiac York Hill campus for the race finish.
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