Running Strong Since 1980
Many of the runners in the 5k and 10k dressed up in Dr. Seuss costumes. I got caught up in the moment and came close to being tricked into wearing a running skirt. That was a near miss. The course is on a Mountain Bike trail. Stress MOUNTAIN, so there was a lot of hills to go up and slide down. Some were too steep to run up and many required careful descent. Just to make things more "interesting" , Danville was blessed with fresh snowfall and ice from the previous storm and there was still about 2 inches of snow on the trail. It was a warm day so the snow started to melt and mix with the mud and red clay. Parts of the trail had running water in the tire ruts fueled by the snow run-off. Near the end , there was a creek crossing where a bridge had washed out. The water was moving swiftly and it was about knee high.
The scenery was fabulous, the folks at Danville Parks and Rec were great, and the race steps up to it's reputation of being one of the most challenging races anywhere around.
I was very glad to see the finish line and the smiling faces of my family who greeted me at the end.
Wow...that sounds like quite the adventure!!