(hope this helps, not make it more confusion)
The race starts at the Lime Kiln Parking lot and heads out towards the road. You will cross over the main road and began your accent up the old service road to the look out tower. At the top of the service road you will hang a right towards the Great RedBird Statue.
Red Bird/The Cliff
This is a tricky section to follow. Make sure you follow the flags and keep a look out for tricky intersections. Follow the Red Bird Trail for about 100 yards and then you will take a left into a tighter thru the woods section. Once you go up a little rocky section you will swing to the right and see two giant trees. Stay to the right and follow the trail to the road. Once you cross the road follow the trail to the right. The trail will be a wide double track trail that goes past the group campground section. Follow this to another road crossing. When you cross the road stay to the left. Follow this trail till you get to the road crossing. Cross the road and follow the trail around the campsites till you get to the intersection. There you will turn right, then in a short distance you will make a left heading down the stairs to the limekiln section.
Lime Kiln section TWICE!!! Then to the finish line.
Once you make the left onto the LimeKiln trail you go down between the rock wall & Turn right and will follow it to the right on the upper lime kiln trail. Stay to the the right and on the upper trail till you come out by the little water fall section you will have a water station and the person with the lap 1 / lap 2 sign. Turn left at the sign person. Follow lower lime kiln section till you the stairway to heaven. Go up the railroad stairway to heaven and do the loop again. The FULL loop. You will climb the railroad stairway twice!! stay on the upper lime kiln section and make the final push on the upper lime kiln trail till you see the water station again. If you did both loops (railroad stair twice) you can then turn right and head to the finish line.