Don't Forget to honor Ron Moore for his efforts by donating to his fund destined to the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation.
|How is he HAPPY?|
|Bags of Joy!|
|More than 250 runners!|
|Excellent use of the Alumni Singlet.|
As we started the climb up Mt. Cheaha (the highest point in Alabama), the rain started coming down harder and we got into the low cloud deck. The terrain became rather rocky near the summit, but it wasn’t too bad - just more slippery. It was really pissing down as we had to run across a 500 meter long boardwalk to reach the parking lot for the next aid station and bag drop. Still on track - just over 8 hours for 40 miles. The rain and clouds completely obscured what is apparently a fantastic view. As I changed my shirt and hat, I huddled under a tarp that another runner’s crew had set up over the bed of their truck. Ultrarunners, their crews, and the race volunteers are great people - always willing to help.
|The Prize. A belt buckle...|
|Chafed and relieved.|
Finally, thanks to those who donated to the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. I am thrilled to say that nearly $5000 was donated as part of my effort for this race. It was well worth the pain.