It's an out and back half marathon course with the full marathoners completing this twice. Not my favorite but has the advantage that you know what you are in for after the first half.
The weather is pretty good...getting a bit warm (70F) as the high for the day and sunny. But there are trees on the course.
The cutoff is super slow as it's also a 50k so they have the course open for them anyway..no problem there. I expect to take about 6:30 to finish.
You have to ford the river ...they have a rope to hang onto..that should be interesting 8)...should keep us cool for a bit anyway. Marathoners may have to do it twice..not sure. There has been a lot of rain so the river could be quite high. We'll see...
I've hardly run at all since Copenhagen...but a bunch of walking when touring around after. I'm confident I'll be in good shape!
It should be fun. Trail races are great for building overall strength and endurance (but not speed 8).