A great intro to trail running (about: 2012)|
h. c. from east coast (6/27/12)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Keyes Peak Trail Marathon
I did the associated 50km but the course only differs in that there was a 5 mile loop added for the ultra.
This was my first experience with a wilderness-type run and I loved it. Somehow the distance was not an issue due to constant changes of terrain and elevation. There was a wonderful river crossing that you could swim or wade. The cold water was very welcome so I ducked right under.
Great volunteers, easy logistics,unique medal, decent tech shirts and pot-race massage($). Rumor only but there was talk that some runners skipped a short out-back section on the 50km. If true, it could be easily stopped if the volunteers at the turn noted bib numbers. Hope it's not true.
Try it, you'll like it!