The 2020 Holiday Lake 50k Race was a bit of a redemption race for me. I was registered to run the race in 2018, but I had a case of severe Achilles tendonitis and was unable to run. So I volunteered for the race and you can read about that experience in my 2018 Holiday Lake Volunteer story. This year I was able to run the race, and I had a great experience. To read more please click HERE.
I moved to northern Virginia this summer and have been impressed with the number of race opportunities in the region. I recently ran the Potomac River Running’s Holiday Half Marathon and 4 Mile race held in Annandale Virginia. It is a great race run on a section of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail in early December. Click HERE to read my full race report.
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.
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
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.