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I ran the Phunt 25k (15.5 mile) trail race last weekend near Elkton, MD, one of my favorite races of the year. My husband and I look forward to running it every January. I like everything about it. I like the hilarious emails that I get from the race director before the race, the pre-race indoor bathrooms, the varied, rolling course, the aid stations stocked with typical (awesome) trail race fare, and the great after-party with thumping music, hot food and adult beverages. To read my full 2018 Phunt 25k race report, click here.
When I knew I was going to be moving to New Orleans, I immediately began looking for new races to run. There was a cool race called the Rouge – Orleans and it was a relay from Baton Rouge to New Orleans that was about 130 miles long. I thought wow what a cool race. Well it was canceled for a variety of reasons and I kinda let that thought of running this race slip away.
After living here a while, I connected with Louisiana Ultra Runners and got to know these crazy runners. I found out that Jerry Sullivan, one of the members used to do the Baton Rouge to New Orleans run as a fat ass run around Thanksgiving every couple years or so. Well it so happened that this was the year for the Great Mississippi River Levee Run, a crazy 130 mile fat ass run. Click HERE to continue reading my report.
Loyal readers, our 2017 Holiday Gear Guide is live. It is chocked full of great gift ideas for the outdoors person in your life.
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Danimal 50k Finisher Medal
Fall is prime trail running time in the Southeastern United States. The Danimal 50k takes place in Lake Charles, Louisiana and it is run on the rooty technical trails of Sam Houston Jones State Park. This is my review of the race – let’s just say that I underestimated the course, but still was able to earn another finish! Race Report
Yamacraw Finisher’s Medal
In the heart of the Kentucky’s Big South Fork Recreational Area lies a trail race named Yamacraw 50K. 2017 was the 3rd year running and my first attempt at an ultra marathon. 33 miles through some of the most beautiful terrain central Kentucky has to offer.
Read the recap and my journey to ultra marathoner here.
Trap Pond Marathon Finisher Medal
The Trap Pond Half Marathon, Marathon and 50k in Laurel, Delaware is an old school trail race. No big sponsor arches, or even awards for the top finishers, max of 100 runners total, a cool medal and the chance to run laps around the namesake Trap Pond at the Trap Pond State Park. I am in the process of running 50 marathon in 50 states before I turn 50, and I had to be in DC for work, and this race was the weekend before I needed to be in the Nation’s Capital. Read my full report here.
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