Begin at basecamp with a half mile out and back before starting up the butte. Once on top you will run the 5k course to Celebration Station (without going back down to the finish just yet) and then head back down through the caldera to experience the rest of this dormant volcano. After crossing the caldera a second time and greeting your new friends (our volunteers), you will head left (North) and make your way up to the towers. A short distance after the towers you will come to a gravel access road and more volunteers, turn right and run down the East side of the butte (known as “R” mountain to the locals). Your turn around is at the boundary chain crossing the road, NOT the big brown BLM gate. You must touch the privacy chain before heading back up to the rim. Enjoy the scenery of this unique location as you make your way up and down this side of the butte and see if you can spot the “R” painted on its face. Back at the top you will take a right and finish running the west rim before descending back down to base camp.