Hamilton Hangover Five Mile Run

[correction- please see my new post]

I’ve done the five mile New Year’s run in Hamilton Veteran’s park for several years. The course follows paved trails for much of the distance. However, shortly after mile one the course turns left onto grass and eventually onto a dirt path, riddled with tree roots and sprinkled with mud puddles after it has rained. At least have of the runs I’ve done on New Year’s have been in the rain or just after a good rain. This always makes the second mile more exciting.

The course traverses three of the four entrances to the park: the start is near Kuser road adjacent to the tennis courts; mile two passes the West entrance adjacent the lake and hospital; mile three takes runners across the North entrance near the Veterans Memorial Plaza and gardens.

Each December I look for a map of the course online, but never seem to find one. So last January, I tucked away one of the paper maps that are distributed prior to the race. My intention was to put it on a website. I came across my paper copy a couple days ago which sparked a memory of my plan. So, I’ve scanned and uploaded the course map. If you’re looking for it, you will find it here. The map is the one provided by the organizers of the race each year.

Hamilton Veterans Park 5 Mile Couse Map Dated 3/24/1986.

See all you runners January 1st at noon.

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