Thursday, November 08, 2012

2013 Hawkeye 50K & 25K Email #2

Hey, remember, all your Hawkeye 50K & 25K information is to the right. Scroll down if needed. Also, sign up for the email list.

Here is the second email I sent out a couple of weeks ago:

Hi Again!

I usually don't email right after another one like this, but this won't be long. I was out on the course today. What a beautiful day. Would have been perfect for a race today. Of course our race will be accompanied by some weather disaster. I wonder what it will be this time? Maybe we should have a contest to see who comes closest. Maybe we can induce a rare Midwestern earthquake or something.

Anyway, the spillway was nearly bone dry, which of course is unlikely on race day. Then again, after such a dry Summer, it may take quite a bit of rain and snow to get levels up, so possibly this will affect things on March 2. We'll see.

More interestingly, we will have a tiny course change! The easiest way to see this is to watch this short video. (I sound like a dork.) What you'll see is that right after the spillway, they've built some steps. You'll still have to clamber up the rocks at first, but then you'll follow a different path using the steps. I don't think this changes the distance or anything much, but it's interesting. (And yes I'm joking in the video regarding the "asterisks.")

Also, last time I forgot to link to our Facebook page. Check 'em out.

Here are a few pictures from today. You can see the new steps in the bottom two.

Here is where you run when coming up to the spillway.

The dry spillway. See the steps on the other side?

A close up of the new steps.

Keep Running. Your Friendly RD,


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