WOW!!! Not my first half marathon trail run…but for sure the most difficult one that I have done. This race had some unexpected hiccups, which for me only served to relax me and make me enjoy the course, the difficulty and the scenery…which was amazing.
Having done races that also had issues, the race director here, must be commended. His heartfelt ownership of the course issues and apology over every arena possible must be commended.
Packet pick up was a breeze and with not just the weekend before the race and a race day pick up available, you were also able to do it the weekend before that. Easy, nice, accomodating staff, even thought we showed up at 5:55pm the day before the race.
A small intimate race with just under 250 participants in the half marathon and a race director with a megaphone at the start line this course is not designed for anyone who love the big street races, it is a TRUE trail run and it is TOUGH!! But I loved every minute of it.
Post race you get your medal, your wine glass and the afterparty had food, wine, music and the awards happened so that even mediocre runners like me got to see them.
This is run I will for sure return to!!!
Loved all of it!!