More Traprock Thoughts

Yesterday’s inaugural Traprock 50K has a bright future. The event planning was executed well. Race Directors Steve Nelson and Kevin Hutt created a nice race. They have a template that they can build on for the future. The course is very good, so the race deserves a bigger following now. Both of the RD’s are active with the Ragged Mountain Foundation. The race proceeds will benefit RMF.

The Traprock slogan says it all: “Ridges, Rocks, Roots, and Running.”

When a trail race kicks off with a Bach cello suite, then you know that you are getting your money’s worth!

A funny moment occurred mid race. A runner who came out to run one lap as training, came across the line. He was informed that if he opted to run two loops, he would likely win that event. He was in the lead at that point and was loving the trails. He said that his wife wouldn’t approve. Everyone at the finish line applied the appropriate peer pressure and he caved in. He made a call home and got the expected disapproval. It wasn’t an over “no,” but he was going to have to repent. He ripped off his long sleeve shirt and headed out on the trails for another 10+ mile loop. That is the trail spirit! Fortunately, he stayed in the lead and took home his “rock.”

Traprock 50K Photos at Printroom.com

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