Sunday, May 15, 2016

My Buffalo Baby Turns 14

Next weekend, on May 21, the Buffalo Trace 5-Mile Trail Race will take place at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve. This is the 14th edition of this little trail race! I started it back in 2003. Over the years, its had different race directors, but all of them have been buffalo trail runners. Makes sense since this race is run on the local "buffalo trace" trails that the local buffalo trail runners use every Thursday. It's a great event. Nicely maintained grass and dirt trails across gently rolling hills. Deceptively difficult. All runnable, but not easy. Perfect race for a road warrior making the transition to trails.

This year will see Letitia and Andrea as co-RDs. Their first year as race directors. I wish them well. I'm sure it will go fine. While not directing, I'm happy to still be volunteering at this wonderful race. Not too late to register and run! Even possible to register on race morning. No excuses.


trice said...

I just signed up. Won't be in race shape but so what? I still consider this one of the most fun races around.

Chris Ⓥ said...

Good for you. I'm volunteering, but not racing. I love running the course after the race is over (and usually still seeing runners at the finish parking lot). I'm due for a longish run next week--probably 2 loops of the BT trail. Maybe three?