Starting at parking area, the race promenades east on Tuolumne Road to Wards Ferry Road, and then south on Wards Ferry to the course, 2 miles. Loop: Wards Ferry, right on Algerine, right on Lime Kiln, right on Murphy Road, right on Old Wards Ferry, right on Wards Ferry. A 12 mile loop of good to fair paving, two climbs and mostly rolling/mountain terrain. Several NARROW sections, the reason for the small field limits. May be no support cars, bring pump and spare. Finish on Murphy ½ mile south of Old Wards Ferry; feed zone at Old Wards Ferry and Wards Ferry.