Route: Arts Festival "Official" 5K Course 
Mileage: 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)
Hillage: Mostly gently rolling, but a few challenging hills.

Largest Climb: 90 ft
Average Grade: 2%.
Notable hills:

The 5K is mostly flat. There is a nice downhill on Burrowes Rd just over a mile into the race and a short, not too steep uphill on Burrowes Rd  about a two miles into the race, just after the water stop.


Note: This course was precisely measured. Map distances shown at the links are approximate, but close to these precise measurements.

Note: This is the course used in most recent years for the Arts Fest 5K. Some years, due to University road construction, a different course may have to be used. In those years, that course is linked on the Arts Fest race pages.

Start on Porter Rd. just south of the crest of the hill between
Curtin Rd. and Park Ave. Head west on Curtin. Take Curtin to Burrowes Rd. Turn left on Burrowes and run down the hill. A block down from Curtin, take the left on Pollack Rd. Continue on Pollock for about half a mile. The water stop for the 5K is at the corner of Pollock and Shortlidge Roads. At Shortlidge Rd, make left and climb the hill to Curtin Rd. Make a right on Curtin and continue down Curtin Rd for the long, relatively flat run to the finish just before Curtin ends at Porter Rd.

Water Stops: There is one water stop in the 5K, at 1.1 miles.

Mile Marks:

On Porter Rd near Curtin Rd. just south of the crest of the hill between Curtin Rd. and Park Ave.
Mile 1
On Curtin, about 150 yards past the corner of Shortlidge Rd..
Mile 2
On Pollack Rd, about 50 yards before the water stop at Shortlidge Rd.
Mile 3
On Curtin Rd, at the western end of Beaver Stadium
5K On Curtin Rd. at eastern end of Beaver Stadium.
Remarks: The Arts Fest 5K Course is basically the same as the "Fast" Campus 5K Course that has been used in recent years except that the Curtin-Burrowes-Shortlidge Loop is run in the opposite direction.

(Click on Map for link to zoomable map with satellite imagery.)

Revised: 04/19/15

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