This post comes by way of request from my blogger buddy Charlie in Oklahoma City. Charlie is a race committee member for a 24 hour event being held in October. Yes, I know this isn't Kansas Dorothy but there aren't many timed events run on trails as far as I know so it's worth passing along the information for those that may want to tackle a 24 hour event. This event offers an option to run 6, 12 of 24 hours on a loop trail. Hey Ryan, this has your name written all over it. No more ring around the concrete of Lake Quannapowitt!
More complete information below as well as links to the race website.
On October 24th and 25th Bluff Creek will host a pair of 24 Hour races. 24 The Hard Way will pit participants against a 1 mile loop of pavement and offer a chance to set a new Oklahoma State record. The Double Dirty Dozen will test participants endurance against the undulating terrain of the Bluff Creek Trails.
Co-directing 24 The Hard Way are Chisholm Deupree (accomplished endurance runner and sometime race director) and David Wood (race director for the Redman Triathlon). Co-directing the Double Dirty Dozen are Bret Sholar (race director of the Boathouse International Triathlon and the Draper Duathlon) and Thomas Hill (president of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon). Both races are being produced in partnership with Piraña Brothers Event Management.
Each race will feature a 6, 12 and 24 hour category as well as a 1 hour run Friday evening. The runs will benefit the United Way of Oklahoma.
“We are excited to be bringing an exceptional 24 Hr endurance event to central Oklahoma,” says Chisholm Deupree, “we are committed to providing the best racing experience to our athletes so that they can experience their best race.”
Registration for both events will open June 1 and will be limited to 250 in each event.
Road trip anyone?