Every year, I take it on as a personal challenge to make the Heck race course just a little bit better than the year before. More gravel. More trail. More breathtaking Northwoods scenery. I consider the Heck of the North course to be found art. And I don’t want to disappoint for 2015.
This year’s edition will see us starting and finishing at the Alger Grade parking lots north of Two Harbors. This location has proven itself to be a fantastic way to enter the heart of the Heck courses. It will be rugged, beautiful and challenging right from the start line. Both The Heck of the North and Half of the Heck will be starting and finishing at this location. Starting time to be announced closer to the date. Stay tuned!
I will finalize the courses this Spring. Expect the Heck course to be about 110 miles long. The Half of the Heck should be about 55 miles total. The Heck of the North will be approximately 75% gravel/dirt road, 8 miles of trail and as little pavement as needed to make it all come together. The Half of the North will be similar in makeup…with maybe a bit more gravel then The Heck. Not a bad thing!
Cue cards for the course will be available at Packet Pickup on Friday October 2nd and Saturday October 3rd, 2015.