Plans for the SHIvering Icy Trail Run have been coming along nicely, which is good, because it’s coming up soon! So here are some more details:
Date is January 12th, and our start time is 5pm. The start/finish will be at the Mound parking lot. We have to go off on time, so it would be good to come a little early. There will be an amazing $68,000 Schwag package tossed around and Robin will make some announcements about the course and the mystery event.
We have gotten a lot of help organizing and promoting the SHITR from the 100+ Project . Please consider dropping a donation in the 100+ bucket at the start line to help the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
We’ll then continue down the Hamburg Trail before turning right onto the steep gravel hill dropping onto the Lost Valley trail. Take the first left turn possible and do the loop in a clockwise direction, then back up the gravel hill to the Hamburg and the finish.
GORC has a great overview of the trail and the area here: http://www.gorctrails.com/trails/mlostvalley.asp
And here is a Garmin track I made of the course. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/253849989
There will be a sign-in sheet where we are asking everyone to put in their name before the start, and their finish time when they complete the loop. If you don’t care about time, just write Finish, Left Early, or You Suck. This way we know if anyone is left laying out on the trail with a broken leg, so please don’t leave without putting something on there.
We will try to get some reflective tape out on the course ahead of time, but don’t count on it. It’s an unsupported adventure for experienced trail runners, not a pre-planned summertime 5K in the city park.
If there is a mystery event, it will be part of the run. You might be asked to solve a puzzle or find a specific piece of information to bring back to the finish line - thus claiming your share of the custom-made unique prize identifying you as a SHITR finisher. The bit of information will only be found / deciphered by visiting an exact location which you will not be told. (The smart guys will check our previous “Come Run with Us” post for the mystery event clue.)