This wonderful challenging race started in 2004 by Eric Grossman. In the beginning there was just the 50k which remains today as one of the hardest 50k's in this part of the country. It is a single track trail through the forest, which is divided into 3 parts. The Red/Orange Trail,(that is the 6 miler today)add the Blue, Yost, and Purple Heart (the 15 miler), add Siltstone and Scott's Gap and you have the 50k.
I love these trails and this race! The first 4 years of the race I ran it and it became my New Year's focus each year. It gave me a goal for early in the year and put me in great shape for any other races I wanted to run later. This was my A race and as the race director I am still in love with these hills. Please come join us this year. For any information about the race go to llthplus and headfirstperformance.com. If you cannot find what you need to know feel free to call me 502-220-3440.
I will have two training runs prior to the race that will cover the 50k course.
This Saturday 19, 2019 at 8am we will meet at the Horine Center and run the 15 mile course. You can run 6 miles as well. the first 13 miles will be the beginning of the 50k course. I will have snacks and water. Todd will lead the pack, Ed and Troy will be there to help you and answer any questions you have.
The second training run will be Sunday, Jan. 27. 8am from the welcome center. this will be Siltstone and Scott's Gap.
I will have water at Scott's gap nd snacks.
Bring a water bottle and we look forward to seeing you!
After the Race
After the race we gather in the Horine Center. It is located at the start/finish area. Because it sometimes snows it is nice to be warm. There is a nice fireplace and comfortable chairs but the soup is the star of the aftershow. Hot homemade soup, and some for all, meat and vegan and whatever else. .The prizes are donated by Quest Outdoors and Ken Combs Running Store. I love these stores and am so pleased they are part of this race. Each person receives a wooden medal that is made by Elevation Culture. There is always extra swag, like buffs to the first 200 that sign up for the 50k or 15 miler. This is worth the sign up. This year there will be 1st place awards for male and female in each ace made by John King, owner of DrunkWood. Also some swag made by Rhonda Currry….I am so excited for what John and Rhonda have created!
Local time: 2:45 PM