When: January 31th, 2010
Time: 7:30 AM
Where: Spur Cross Conservation Area
Cave Creek, Arizona
Distance: 26.2 Miles with 6,200' elevation gain
Hydration: 60 oz. Minimum to start
Aid Station: There is one aid station at the 12 mile mark. It will have all the regular ultra type food.
Jody Chase would like to invite my running friends to participate in another trail run in beautiful Tonto National Forest. This is only a gathering of friends who enjoy each other's company, the trails and would like to train on this gorgeous loop in a semi supported fashion. Last year was a record turn out of 40 people. This year, the trail has been newly restructured so there will a lot less cat claw and cross country running. The trail is in great shape. I will provide water/aid at the "top" of the loop, approximately 12 miles and will mark the course so I don't lose anyone. Maps will be provided. Although you are responsible for your own direction finding and well being. Donations of $10.00 will be graciously accepted. Whatever is left over after I pay for aid station supplies will be given to charity or other needy entity. This is a tough course that is not for the timid. The average finishing time is 6 hours. If you are not familiar with trail running, trail finding, trail etiquette, are ill-equipped, do not hydrate or are not prepared for the rigors, challenges of trail running in Arizona's back country, please wait another year. Search and rescue are not in my budget. Otherwise, for those who meet the above criteria, I would love to see you in January as some of the toughest runners in the valley gather to share a great run.
For additional information contact Jody Chase at: firstname.lastname@example.org