Less than one week to go to the Inaugural running of the Tuff Ten (10K) Trail Race in Breakheart Reservation and there's still much to be done. I never realized how many hours go into organizing a trail race, even a small one, and I now have greater respect and appreciation for all Race Directors. Still, I am enjoying the experience but happy the race is this weekend so I can then focus on getting myself healthy and back to some serious running in 2011.
I mapped out a challenging course that will be enjoyed by most runners although I'm sure I will be cursed by a few when they hit the first climb up Breakheart Hill. I am considering an alternative course that will keep runners off the Ridge Trail if there is rainy weather on race day. It can get very slick and hazardous up there when it wet. As a runner I would run that trail no matter what the weather brings but as a Race Director I would not feel comfortable putting runners at risk by sending them there if the weather does not cooperate.
We have a good selection of awards and raffle prizes including trail running shoes, Dymax socks, Marathon Sports gift certificates, one year subscriptions to Trail Running magazine, iTunes gift cards and many more goodies. If you're looking for a race to run on Sunday, October 17th, check out the race website here. A direct link to online registration is here. Online registration cost is the same as a mail-in registration. No extra fees.
Hope you can make it to the race!