Monday, November 28, 2011

New route and 2012 race dates.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  I know I did and sometime in the next week or so I'll be going on an all day run on the slopes of Haleakala to run it all off. 

Thanks for voting on the new poll.  It looks like the results are fairly evenly distributed.  Someone requested that I add the Eureka to Talkeetna route so I added that in a separate poll below - Blogger in its infinite wisdom won't let me change the original poll after voting has started.

The poll is informative and fun but what I didn't realize when I posted it was that the route and dates for the race have already been chosen.  Luc Mehl has generously taken over organizing (thank you again to Michael Martin for many years of service).  The route chosen is a completely new one and looks to be challenging. 

July 8-15, 2012
Thompson Pass to McCarthy

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Luc has a great website chronicling many of his amazing adventures so after you're done reading about the race, browse around.  Have a great cyber-Monday! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New poll

I added a poll to the right side of the page about where the next three years of the race should be.  Usually the race venue is held in the same place for three years in a row.  The race just finished three years in the Alaska Range and now it's time for another route. 

Most routes have been done more than once because they prove to be so popular.  The Eureka to Talkeetna route was an exception.  That route has only been done once because it was just introduced a few years ago.  Ultimately the decision is up to the race director but the poll is a fun way gauge opinion. 

Personally, my preference would be Nabesna to McCarthy.  I have fond memories of it because I cut my Classic teeth on it but I've heard rumors that the next route could very well be in the Brooks Range.  Select your choice and vote on the poll.  If you have some place specific in mind, let me know and I'll see if I can add it.