Run 2: Elizabeth Furnace to Camp Roosevelt
Training Run #2 goes from Signal Knob parking lot (near Elizabeth Furnace) to Camp Roosevelt, roughly the middle third of MMT. There are two gravel road sections (between Shawl and Veach Gaps, and between Indian Grave and Habron Gap) and the trail is otherwise generally runnable, making this one the “easiest” Training Academy run. Limit of 65 runners.
Jack Anderson’s photos from the snowy 2013 event provide an excellent sense of the event and the course — how this training run should be a group effort, allowing runners to meet and learn from each other, as well as to help ensure that all are able to remain on this unmarked course over its full 30+ mile length. See also Gena Bonini’s and Doug Sullivan’s photos from 2009.