The Bitch to Bacon had no set course. The minimum length to finish the race was something just above 4.14 miles (the "Optimal" path in the picture). It is above this because the racers were required to take the first turn but I didn't when I ran the "Optimal" route. Both Ian and Mindy submitted their gps tracks of their race. You can see where they went off route and the total distance traveled by each. They would have gone off route much more had it not been for the shots of coffee brandy. That's quite the paradox.