As a new trail runner, I thought a 7k (4.2 mile) race would be a smart first race. The vibe around this race is awesome. Great turnout of friendly, goofy runners running for teams Bacon, Scrapple or Veggie, while volunteers cook the meats that are available before, after and DURING the race.
The new reverse course made it more trail and more tears. Still the most difficult 7k trail race on the Eastern Shore. A lot of single track and tons of steep climbs and drops. The copious amounts of bacon at the aid station in the middle and finish line makes this trail race EPIC!
Naylor Mill 7K is a fantastically run fun event on some of the toughest, most technical trails in the area. Folks will be surprised to find declines and twisting inclines on the flat Eastern Shore of Maryland. Two aid stations refilling handhelds (cup-less race), and passing out bacon!