The name AlfaDog is inspired by Pretty Prairie's most famous resident ever, Carl Switzer -- aka 'Alfalfa' in Our Gang/the original Little Rascals -- not to mention the occasional alfalfa field in 'the Prairie'. Couple that with the local PPHS mascot, the Bulldogs, and bingo -- you've got our cool sounding name, AlfaDog. Fitting name for an ultra, right?
To offer a fairly priced ultra (with shorter distance option) and bring runners together to help facilitate community improvement projects around town in Pretty Prairie.
40 mile: Short out-and-back on Main Street before embarking on three 13.1 mile loops.
This will allow several access points to drop bags and bathrooms.
25K: 2.4 mile loop around downtown Pretty Prairie before venturing out on the same 13.1 mile loop as the 40 milers.
There will be a 12-hour cutoff time for both distances.
Local time: 2:23 PM