Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Trail Run at Chicot this Sunday!!

Okay, so maybe this is a little bit of false advertising.
There aren't really mountains in Chicot, 
but it does have alot of this:
and this:
 Actually, there is a whole lot more water
 under these bridges now.
And it could have this:

We will meet at 5:00 am.  in the Northgate Mall parking lot near Hwy 90.
Next to the gas station in the front of the mall.
If you are not sure about where this is, email me at the address 
below and I will give you my cell number so we can meet up.

The plan is to have shoes on dirt by 6:00 a.m., so if you just want to meet us at the park entrance,
that works too.  There is a $1 per person fee to enter the park.
Most of the runners going are going in an hour, then coming back out, for whatever distance 
that gets them.  This will at least get you to the long bridge at mile 16 -
a beautiful spot!  Some of us may be looping it.  If you plan on doing the whole 21 - 22 mile
loop, you HAVE to HAVE enough water with you - ie a hydration pack.  Otherwise
you put yourself and your fellow runners in danger.  We would love to have everyone 
join us, but this is a self supported run.

What you will need to bring:
bug spray (no kidding folks - there can be some pterodactyl sized skeeters out there)
handheld water bottle or some type of hydration system (there are no water fountains on the trail)
nutrition (gu, waffles, gummies, whatever you usually use for a long run)
towel and dry clothes to change into after the run (makes for a much more pleasant ride home)

The trails were pretty dry last weekend, so you should have no problem running
in your road shoes.  No special clothing is necessary - just what you usually wear.

And don't forget your sense of humor.  This is a little more challenging than road running,
and there is a good chance someone will face plant during the run.  No one has
died this way yet.  Promise.  :)

Email me with specific questions:  imacuyon@gmail.com.

Hope to see some new faces out there discovering this hidden treasure right here in 
south Louisiana!!

Happy Running!!

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