Friday, November 21, 2008

The Greatest Running Day of the Year

I think I can say without exaggeration that tomorrow is the Greatest Running Day of the Year.

Some people might say that's Patriot Day, in honor of the Boston Marathon. Those people are not only mistaken, but have obviously never run the most fun race that there is, the Living History Farms Race.

When I first ran this race last year, it became immediately apparent that I would never miss another one. And as fellow runners Kent and Amy can attest, I basically spent the weeks leading up to registration frantically hitting "refresh" on the website to see if it was open. Turns out it's a good thing that I did, as the race is sold out and people are trying to buy bib numbers on Craigslist.

Tomorrow is going to be a crazy, challenging, muddy delight as the course takes us over bales of hay, across creeks filled with frigid muddy water, and over ridiculously steep hills that would dispel any notions that the Midwest is flat.

Intrigued? Check it out:



I am excited like a kid on Christmas.

8 comments:

RazZDoodle said...

I want to run this next year when I'm not in training. It looks like an absolute blast!

tfh said...

I'm glad you got a spot! Have fun!

Julianne said...

I didn't know you were running the Living Farm Race this weekend!! So is Blyfinn!

Good luck!!

newsjunkie said...

Have a great time!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Nat said...

I so completely and totally want to do this... maybe next year.

Kent said...

It was awesome! I was very happy to share the day with my daughter and that I got to see both you and Amy before the race.

Laura said...

My first race ever (5K) was an adventure race, and it was totally fun. Yours looks so cool!!!

Mazurka said...

I'm dying to hear the report - how'd it go this year?