This land is truly inspiring, snow capped peaks surround placid Lake Tahoe, clear streams, sunny skies and pleasant breezes. The sparsely wooded hillsides are different from our eastern mountains. Everything is big and open, no lush, green, secure hollows like home.
Everyone is excited particularily after the race cancellation last year. I’ve bumped in to several friends from back east.
Predicted temp for the 5:00am start is 50, but by afternoon they are talking about highs of 98 in the canyons to the west…….but it’s a dry 98! Right
My excellent crew of Jody, Willie and Lara are ready as am I. We are preparing for supper, 3:00am will roll around soon. Thanks so much for all your well wishes.
photo: Aaron Schwartzbard
Dan has his game face on, ready to race Western States this Saturday morning. Be sure to follow along here and track his progess. Leave a comment to wish our fearless leader luck this weekend.
This post contains the latest informations on this year’s epic Highlands Sky 40M Trail Run. All the photos, results, and race reports will ultimately be archived on the 2009 Results page.
Race Report, Photos, Aid Station Splits Coming ASAP
Feel free to send in your race report Lehmann
Thanks for running the Highlands….Sunday was a beautiful, sunny day with light breezes!
Lehmann finish line photos
Pre-Race Dinner and Registration Photos
Kristin Corris’s Wildflower Photos
Video of conditions at Aid Station #3 by Michelle Price (click to watch)
and then the next wave of rain hit us!
This is a new event that will take place as part of the annual Fayetteville Heritage Festival. The NRG Trail Run is approximately 5 miles, starting at the Town Park of Fayetteville, over Wolf Creek, and through the rolling hills of the NRG. This is a great race for beginners!
Registration is from 8-9 am. Walkers will begin promptly at 9 am. As soon as they turn the corner where they will split from the race trail, runners will begin.
Come join us for this inaugural trail event in Fayetteville, West Virginia.
*prizes will be awarded to overall male and female and in 10-year age groups*
Click here to use snail mail form
Click here to register via active
Yesterday Lara Lehmann, Ryan Gaujot and Dan Lehmann brushed out the “buttslide” section of the course. For those uninitiated this rapid descent from Dolly Sods at mile 35 can be muddy and slick. It sure was yesterday! We’ll have to see what June 20 weather brings. The narrow, brushy, twisted section just before the slide is now widened and a bit more runnable. Thanks Ryan and Lara.