To get to the marsh, take a left from Samoa Blvd. in Arcata to I Street. This parking lot is at the end of I Street. There is a large parking lot that has a great view of the Arcata Bay and Klopp Lake. The starting line is on the south end of the parking lot.
The start and finish lines are in the same place. The trail begins on the northeast side of the parking lot. In the picture you can see the markers for the starting lines and the three chalked line with Klopp Lake in the background. Begin all races by going north.
The K-2nd Grade Run begins in the Arcata Marsh parking lot at the end of I Street. The race is an out-and-back course. It starts and finishes in the place. The course is one mile.
This is the TK-2nd Grade turn. The 3rd to 8th graders go straight, but the TK-2nd Graders take a right turn and run down the paved path.
This is the TK-2nd grade turnaround. It's just before crossing the bridge. Go around the yellow post and return the same way to the finish line.
The 3rd-5th Grade Run begins in the Arcata Marsh parking lot at the end of I Street. The race goes around the Brackish Pond and back to the finish which is in the same place as the start. The course is 1.4 miles.
The 3rd-5th Grade and 6th-8th Graders go straight at this intersection while the TK-2nd Graders go right. The 3rd-5th graders follow the paved path north.
The 3rd-5th Grade and 6th-8th Graders cross I Street and continue on the paved bike path. this is one of two crossings, so be careful of cars, bikes and pedestrians.
The 3rd-5th Grade and 6th-8th Graders turn left at this yellow post and leave the paved bike path. Note the bridge on the right of the picture that you do not want to cross.
The 3rd-5th Grade and 6th-8th Graders turn left as they return to I Street and follow the path along the road to the road crossing.
After crossing I Street, the 3rd-5th Graders turn right and run south to the finish line. The 6th-8th Graders go straight ahead on the paved bike path.
The 6th-8th Grade Run begins in the Arcata Marsh parking lot at the end of I Street. The race goes around the Brackish Pond and around Klopp Lake. It finishes in the same place as the start. The course is one mile.
Just before the silver bridge, 6th-8th Graders turn right off of the paved bike trail. Then follow the unpaved trail around Klopp Lake.
Take the stairs to the trail between the parking lot and Klopp Lake.
This is the final turn to the finish line.
This is the start and finish line. There are no finish line markers, so stop at the starting line markers.
Certificates and randomly chosen awards can be picked up at Redwood Yogurt on G Street in Arcata one week after the event ends.
This is the last run of the virtual season. If you didn't get your certificate or reward, you can pick it up on Saturday, November 7. We will set up a table near or in Redwood Yogurt where we will have all the leftover awards. Thank you for participating. Let us know how you enjoyed the season.