WSF will also be sending out an e-mail blast on this tomorrow.
I've hiked this course a lot and it's the perfect course for a weighted backpack trail race.
If we get a snowstorm, even better!
Temperatures on the course at race time could range from single digits to a bit above freezing. Plan accordingly.
This race is Tony Mudd's idea and he's put a lot of thought into ensuring everything goes well.
We hope to see you there!
Should be fun!
Good luck, Robb
Final score: Tony 1, Mountain Lion 0!
Dr. Bob DiGrazio, past Chairman of the WSF Board, just contacted me to tell me he's putting up $500 prizes for the winners in both the Men's and Women's categories!
This year, however, we were a little late in getting the word out. We're hoping to get 25 entries. Given that, divisions really don't make much sense.
We'd need two -three times that to justify divisions. But my guess is we'll get there sooner rather than later.
In addition to the $500 cash prizes for the winner in each division, Mountain Ops is giving us $750 in gift cards, Kifaru is donating two backpacks, and Sitka has said they will also be offering a prize!
Here's the latest promo piece.
Look at all of the great prizes!
This promo piece, however, omits the reality that given the back-to-back-to-back-to- back big storms we've had here in Reno the past few days, the trail is likely to be covered in deep snow which covers a sheet of ice, which, given the recent weather forecasts, is also likely to be very sloppy and muddy in places.
I love it!
Register! Let's see what you're made of!
Tony hiked the course yesterday afternoon and videoed the first part of the hike.
A flooded creek right off the bat, then ice-crusted snow for well over two miles, uphill, in the tall timber!
What a blast! Register and get a memory that will last a lifetime!
How'd this turn out? Good attendance and horrible trail conditions? Lots of fun?
The course was ~ 5.5 miles, mostly on a small, snowy trail with 1,200' of elevation gain and loss. The men carried 45 lb packs and the first three finishers RAN the entire course. The winning time was 1:14:52, which blew both Tony and me away.