Mileage: 4.2 miles (Running Total 50.0) Image of the finish line for Leg #1  
Difficulty: Moderate
Topography: Mostly uphill
   
Description: This initial mostly-paved leg starts off with a flat to slightly downhill stretch to spread the field out. It winds over bridges (0.2 mi. and 0.4 mi.) passing the intersection of Laurel Run Road on the right at 0.7 miles (stay on the paved Bear Meadows Road). The course then becomes a steady uphill climb, turning to gravel at 2.7 miles. The gradual climb flattens after passing North Meadows Road on the right (3.5 mi.), and then the leg ends with a descent, passing Treaster Kettle Road on the left just 0.1 mi. before to the transition zone (‘TZ’).
   
Transition Zone 1: NOTE: Temporary parking for this transition is BEFORE you reach the T in the road near the end of Leg #10; park on right side only. DO NOT drive vehicles to Bear Meadows parking area.
   
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