I hit a new age class this summer and want to celebrate by putting on a race that's like the ones from when I first started running.
Course: Distance will be more than 5 miles but less than 10K, on road and very hilly. It will be on the east side of the Twin Cities metropolitan area (exact course will be given to entrants). The course will not be closed to traffic and there will be no aid.
Time and Date: Saturday, August 4th, in the morning, but not as early as most races.
Entry: The race will be free, but limited to 70 entrants, so bribery (let's call it "birthday presents") is highly encouraged. Entry is by invitation only; invitation can be obtained as follows: Pick someone to be your rival and decide between the two of you how much time one will spot the other [this way, a 34 minute 10K runner can compete against a 45 minute runner fairly; both have to race for every second, as they don't know how well the other will do]. Send me a message, here, by email, or on Facebook, with the two runners' names, the time differential and "what you bring to the party." I'll make a list of official entrants and let everyone know who's running.
Awards: Bragging rights. Maybe birthday cake.
Volunteers: I need three, so if you're too injured to race 10K or think it's beneath your dignity to do such a short race, you can still take part.
Can any other sport do this?
2 days ago