Yamacraw 50K

Far and away, this was my favorite race EVER! The trails were magnificent, the scenery was an absolute highlight reel, and the level of challenge was everything I could handle.

I didn't snap a single picture before, during, or after this race - I had a cutoff time to worry about:-)

Officially, it was 10 hours, 36 minutes, and 49 seconds of truly EPIC trail running. Cutoff time was 11 hours...so...#nailedit!

Joining me at the race were Handsome Gary and Rob and Lyn Gentry. This was Handsome Gary's first ultramarathon and first trail race. He rocked it at 8:39:28.

Rob had run longer races and is an Ironman. He finished in 7:18:43.

Lyn saw us off for our 50K, and she finished the 10K course that wraps around Blue Heron.

It's always nice to race with friends - and even more fun to celebrate a hard earned finish.

I could go on for days about this race, but let's just leave at this - if you're a distance runner, train and run this race. It may very well be the best 50K race in the Commonwealth.

 Map of Yamacraw 50K

Map of Yamacraw 50K

 Elevation profile of Yamacraw 50K

Elevation profile of Yamacraw 50K