The "Flatter" Course
: In the early days I used to promote 2 different races, the "Flat" Course and the "Hilly" Course, but too many people yelled at me after running the Flat Course, saying it wasn't flat at all.
This is the Ark and the Gatineau Hills after all!
So yes, the Flatter Course does have some hills, but it's the flattest I could come up given the terrain I have access to!
This course starts with the shortest possible uphill of all the options, but it will leave you a "bit" winded nonetheless. But once you've made it you get to cruise through my 400m "Beer Mile" loop, which really is fairly flat.
Then you get to descend a decent descent! Once at the bottom, the real flat stuff appears!
First you cruise through the horse meadow. Then back into the woods for a few hundred meters more of single track, then it's back into my neighbour's perfectly flat hay field.
Leaving the field, you'll find yourself running on some uneven terrain with a couple of small creek crossings (you can easily jump or step across them).