The Route 66 10K  is a loop course taking place on surface streets and the MCT trails, with varying scenery along the way.
The race starts in downtown Edwardsville on West Park St at South Main Street. The first 2.5 miles is challenging with several turns through residential areas. The course travels north on 2nd street for a small incline at mile 1.
After some rolling hills, participants encounter the largest hill on the course just before the 2 mile marker. It is a short hill but can take participants by surprise. Running downhill at the 2 mile marker is the first hydration station at the parking lot of the Watershed Nature Center.
The course inclines quickly just before turning onto the beautiful Madison County Transit bike trails. The course changes views from residential roads to the tree covered paved bike trails. The course travels on the Watershed bike trail with a U-turn onto the Goshen bike trail for the next 3.2 miles.
Three hydration stations will be encountered along this trail portion, near miles 3, 4 and 5. The course turns off the MCT bike trails and onto the wide sidewalk on IL Rt-159. The course returns onto city roads for the last 1/2 mile to finish at City Park.

 The Course

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Route 66  10k elevation