Here is a little teaser post about a new event that SEOTR is going to be starting in 2015. This is a new style of event that is not common, but we’re looking forward to starting it and seeing the response from the trail running community – and I think you’ll like it!
Later in 2015, SEOTR will be hosting the McChesney Ridge Trail Trilogy (MRTT)! In conjunction with partnering resort Moontime Lake, McChesney Ridge Trail Trilogy will be a 3 day, 3 race, all-inclusive weekend that includes camping and meals for all participants and participants’ family and friends! In a sort of way, the MRTT will be a 3-day celebration of trail running with 3 trail races of different styles, speakers, trail-related movies, all kinds of other fun like swimming, bonfires, and more!
You can check out some of the details HERE but you’ll have to wait for registration details and the dates.
As the race director, I am really excited to start the McChesney Ridge Trail Trilogy. With a lot of help from good friend Reece Brown and his newly formed recreation resort Moontime Lake, we have a great venue for hosting an event of this size and style. This place is close to my trail running roots because I lived in one of the cabins on the property for two years during college. I enjoyed many great trail runs and jumps in the pond during my time there and I look forward to many more memories with this event!
The 85+ acres of mostly wooded property has over 7 miles of trail-running specific designed trails. These trails are rugged, steep, and challenging, which makes for a true trail running adventure. The property also boasts an amazing pond that stays cool all summer long and makes for a great post-run soak. (*teaser alert – the date of this event is during a warm month!) The scenery is unreal and provides for the perfect place in Southern Ohio for a weekend getaway and trail running adventure.
And making it a true trail running adventure and celebration is exactly what the goals of the McChesney Ridge Trail Trilogy are. What better way for trail runners to celebrate this incredible sport than to spend 3 days competing, running trails, camping, shooting the breeze with one another, and talking all things trail running with other trail runners and their families. We also want to make it a family affair. This event will be open not just for the competitors but their families and friends as well. There will be options in registration to add family and friends so they can enjoy camping, eating, and all the other activities just as the racers will!
We expect the race distances to be a 5k on the first day, then a “Vertical K” on the second day, with a 10k to close out the series. The Vertical K might be the most challenging race of the entire series, which has runners gaining over 1,000 feet of elevation in just a 5k or less! Not bad for Southern Ohio!
Check out Moontime Lake HERE!
So, what are your thoughts on the McChesney Ridge Trail Trilogy? Who is looking forward to joining us at Moontime Lake with friends and family later this year!?
Stay tuned for registration and dates and the rest of the information to be posted soon!