Mileage: 4.3 Miles (Running Total 32.1) Image of the finish line of  Leg #5  
Difficulty: Hard
Topography: Aggressive climb, then rolling.
Description: Making the left turn onto Chestnut Spring Road, a ¼-mile flat section will lull you into a false sense of confidence. Then you’ll hit one of the steeper significant climbs on the course. The road flattens slightly (0.9 mi.) as it switchbacks right, crossing a spring-fed creek. Continue uphill as the road then parallels a gas line cut. As the road veers left away from the gas line (1.9 mi.) you get a short recovery section of downhill before continuing gradually uphill some more. The road becomes more rolling, and the leg ends at the intersection of Kettle Road.
Transition Zone 5: Intersection of Kettle Road and Cooper’s Gap Road. Parking is on the right side, before the TZ zone; handoffs on the left.
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