continuing the journey

eugene bruckert memorial runs


distance:     50k, probably, the easiest 50k in delaware; 50 mile, definitely the easiest 50 mile run in delaware.

location:      killen's pond state park: 5025 killen's pond road, felton, delaware.

start time:   0830, 23jan16

start/finish: picnic area trailhead.  

aid:              it's a fatass, some aid supplied at picnic area: salties, liquids, etc.; otherwise, bring your own food, drink and bottle.

directions:   on us13 south of dover, de, from felton (midstate road, de12) go about 1.5 miles south and take a left at killen's pond road (small, brown sign on side of road indicating left turn to north park entrance). go past high school and turn right into park at main entrance.  make a right turn into large parking lot (just past water park); rendezvoux at picnic tables.

course:         a 3.1 mile dirt loop, totally within killen's pond state park, with some rocks, roots, etc.  northside trail is broad, mostly dirt.  southside trail is single track with some rock and roots.

50k is 10 laps of the "pondside nature trail" around killen's pond with an out-and-back from picnic tables to the nature trail each lap.  the 50 mile is 17 laps.

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simplified map showing possible confusing sections:

assuming a counter clockwise traverse of trail ---
1) don't miss the trail marker indicating hard left on west (right) side of park road;
2) at cabins go south (right) on cabin road for about 20' and then hard left into woods;
3) at north end of k.p. road guard rail go left into the field towards boathouse and up park road to nature center where at its far side the trail commenses.
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