I like the idea and WSF is open to it as well.
I've got a six-mile loop I do several times per week that would be perfect. If that's the course we pick, most of the race would be a loop on rocky trails with about 750' of elevation gain and 750' of elevation loss, with no significant climbs but frequently really cruddy footing.
We'd start @ 8:00 AM, so ya'll would be back at the hotel by 11:00 AM with plenty of time to clean up, have lunch, then spend the afternoon in the exhibit hall. We could even hold a lunch for the participants. (Yes, beer would be available!)
It would be a fun event, and if we get a snowstorm that morning, it would be an absolute gas!
Who'd be interested?
What would the weather be that time of year?
Good luck, Robb
The average temperature for that time of the morning would be in the low-mid-twenties. But that's just the average. It could range into single digits at the low end to the upper-thirties/low forties at the high end. Personally, I think it would be a blast to do it in a snowstorm, but that's just me.
As to the details, we haven't worked on that yet. It would probably depend on the amount of interest we get. If we have a small turnout, most likely it would simply be everyone vs. everyone else. If we get enough people, we could have age classes.
Right now we're just trying to determine how much interest there is.
We are guaranteed no worse than second place!
(OK, that would be self-serving.) ;^)
I think they should probably just wear the backpack around the casino all night to make sure they don't miss the start time
I did the former doing just that back in 2010 or thereabouts. I've yet to do the latter. ;^)
I've been in contact with the county today. It doesn't sound like it will be a big deal and they may not even ask for us to get a permit.