If you sign up for this race by July 24,2017 you will get a shirt of your choice. If closer to race date there can be no guarantees. If this is an issue contact the race director prior to registering. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday August 5, 2017 at 8 AM is when the 6th running of the Moose will occur. There will be 2 races to choose from a heavy half Marathon and a 36 mile ultra. You runners forced my wife to make yet another batch of home made baked beans as registration climbed to 140 about evenly split for both races. We had a couple of Bears observed by the runners. The weather has blessed this event every year. Hoping for another good year. More folks took advantage of the 2 days of free camping. This is a pet friendly event and we had a record 4 dogs running with their owners.
Local time: 9:44 AM
We were forced by the National Forest service to make major trail reroutes. Losing a really great loop along Chandler Ridge and then back up Leicester Hollow where our best stinging nettles were located. We added Romance Mountain at the end of the 36 mile run and this allowed the spectators to see their runners as this final 7 mile loop started directly behind the Inn. We also had a landowner who removed a very muddy section and replaced with the access road to their new home. A few runners in the 36 mile race went off course in 2 places.Those areas will have additional signs and that will not be an issue again. We still have a couple of sections where you may encounter stinging nettles. They are a wonderful plant. In case you didn't know it takes only about 10 minutes for the itching to stop after you have encountered the nettles. This race is unique in many ways. One such way is you are able to select either technical shirts, cotton shirts, or youth shirts. You will have a choice assuming you sign up early. Anyone signing up late will get a cotton shirt or no shirt depending on how late the sign up is. Shirt color has not been decided as yet but you will love the shirts. For sizing descriptions please log onto my website before registering unless of course you already know what size works for you. http://www.moosalamooultra.com/ This race also feeds anyone who comes with you as cheering squad or crew and everyone gets a full meal. Last year I had many late entries that pushed the race over its capacity. This year the capacity will be 150 so please sign up early and don't get shut out.You will be happy to know that 3 showers are now behind the ski center for your use. Bring your own towel. So spread the word and sign up early.