It was only a matter of time. You’ve played in the mud and jumped over bales of burning hay. You’ve run a half or full marathon. You’ve had a 10-12 hour taste of boot camp. But still you want to push further. How far can we truly go? The answer is out there- come find out with fellow F3 brothers at the Biltmore 50K/50mi trail race on September 20th. It’s the logical next step in CSAUP, a true test of mind and spirit long after your body has failed you. 31 or 50 miles in the mountains of North Carolina, racing man and, to raise the stakes, horses. If this isn’t CSAUP, I don’t know what is.
The event will take place on September 20th, 2014 in Asheville, NC. Entry is $125, although we will work with the race directors for a discount- I will need a hard count of committed entrants before they will consider offering a discount. The entry fee includes entrance on 9/19 and 9/20 to the Biltmore Estate grounds for you and one crew member as well as a dinner the night before the race. This is a well-organized Ultra with water and food stations throughout the challenging course.
What’s that you say? You’re running the BRR in early September? Awesome, you will be ready to run the 50k. Many of you will cover at least 20 miles during the relay. Training can certainly overlap for these two events. In fact, a few trips up into elevation to train for one will only benefit the other.
I will be leaning on the expert advice of veteran Ultra runners in our Pax. I have run an unofficial 50k on one of the hardest trails in western NC, but this will be my first sanctioned Ultra race. I have training programs that honestly can take anyone who can run a half marathon to a 50 mile race in 24 weeks. F3 workouts are highly conducive to building core muscle groups valued in higher mileage races, as I’m sure OBT, Dolphin, and Haggis can attest.
The race website is not yet up and live, but I will update as soon as registration opens.
Sound off below if you are ready to go next level CSAUP this year. Aye!