WHAT DOES MFAMTL MEAN TO YOU?
Welcome to the Fall edition of the MFAMTL. My name is Michael Valone. I am the race organizer of the MFAMTL series. So what exactly is this? MFAMTL stands for Maybe the First Annual Maybe the Last. I wondered if there would be an audience for a timed loop event that I could organize on the fly. Sixty souls braved the winter cold and ensured that this event would be sustainable. I kept the name as a reminder that I had planned on doing this only once. See how well that went?
The concept and execution are simple. I have designed TWO loops both of equal distance at Oatka Creek Park. The loops will run through the lodge which will be our main home base. You can set up your aid any way you like here. A main aid station table will be provided with the usual fare. Two loops you say? The catch is you won't see the second loop until halfway through the race. This gives people incentive and encouragement to go the distance and see the second unique course for themselves. I want you to succeed if this is your first ultra, or fifteenth. I want you to go for that marathon or half marathon. Or just come out and run for two hours then become part of the cheering squad!!!!! You can run or walk as much or as little as you want.
REFUNDS AND WAITLIST
Unfortunately, given the low cost and pre-planning that has gone into this version, refunds will not be issued. The waitlist is open so please enter ASAP should somebody need to drop. That being said, should extenuating circumstances arise please let me know. I'm sure we can work something out
DESCRIPTION OF BOTH LOOPS
If you did this event last year, the loops will be familiar. That being said, there might be some course modifications if the conditions warrant it
Each finisher will receive a custom finisher award
OATKA CREEK PARK
This little traversed gem will be our home for the day. The lodge and shelter are ours to use as they have been reserved specifically for this event. It would be wise to bring a camp chair and the aid you plan on using for ease of access. If cold plan ahead. Who knows what the weather will be like.We will have use of the fireplace. Parking is limited and another reason why the event is capped as such. PLEASE CONSIDER CARPOOLING IF POSSIBLE
Local time: 10:04 AM