Tuesday, December 16, 2008

USATF Announces USA Trail 10k Championship to be held in Ashe County, NC!

Looking the distance from Laurel Ridge.

Earlier this month USATF announced the 2009 USA 10k trail championships will be August 29 on the trails of Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center, in Ashe County, NC!

This is just 24 miles from where I live! (And 34 from Boone and about 100 miles from both the Greensboro and Charlotte airports).

Jason Bryant, member of the LaSportiva Running Team is emerging as a race director for this new course. Jason has been hard at work for number of months…dealing with race logistics and searching for the right combination of facilities and challenge. Though I have never been to the exact trails of Laurel Ridge, I frequently run on the MST along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in Doughton Park which features some of the most challenging climbing in the region.

This is great news for trail runners in the Southeast!

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