Thursday, May 14, 2009

Buffalo Trace Little Race

The older and shorter "Buffalo Trace" race is this Saturday at 8am (the younger and longer race is the 7-day one). This is the Buffalo Trace 5-Mile Trail Race organized by Second Wind Running Club. I started this race and directed it for the first two years. It's been directed by fellow buffalo every year. It's a good little race! The 5-mile trail is the "home of the buffalo" trail runners. We run it almost every Thursday evening. The double-wide trail course is well marked and has some nice variety--open meadows, prairie, corn fields, rolling hills, and even a bit of forest. The trail is maintained by the Champaign County Forest Preserve (with extra help from Jeff Riddle). It may seem like a pretty flat and easy course, but it's deceivingly difficult. It's no Clinton Lake trail, but it's much harder than local roads or tracks.

Not too late to sign up for the race. There is registration and packet pick-up on Friday at Body n' Sole (Noon-6pm), plus race day registration early on race morning (6-7:30am). If you aren't up for a full 5-mile run, there is also a nice short 2-mile walk. No excuses...get out there and support a good running club and a great event.

UPDATE: Race results are now posted.

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