Sunday, January 18, 2009
Good news! Great Eastern 100k offers 1/2 price registration= $1.00 a mile!
Montrail teamates Russell Gill and Francesca Conte co direct one of the few 100k trail races in the country. This afternoon I received a press release from Gill-the GEER 100k registration will open Feb 2, 2009 and offer the 1st 100 folks to register online 1/2 price entry of $62.50 will all the swag and amenities of full price...that works out to about $1.00 per mile! See the event website and scroll down to new to find the pdf with complete information. The 2009 race will be 9/26/09. There is also a 50k and 1/2 marathon option.(discount does not apply to these races.)
I have run the GEER 50k in 2004 and 100k in 2005 before the course was changed a couple of years ago...so I can not provide a current description from personal experience. I have also worked at an aid station on this event for 16+ hours in 2006 and will say firsthand that Frannie and Gill will offer a quality and challenging event...AND the mountains and trails of this area are diverse-smooth and rocky and wet and up and down and fabulously fun and challenging and beautiful! Personally I am considering running this year-yet am torn between this and Tussey Mountainback -a 50 miler which I have never done...yet there is time to consider all that!