Well, we had a record attendance year, and we want to thank everyone who came out to participate.
As the first event of the season, we are always really glad to have a relatively low logistical race (compared to adventure races and triathlons) and all the staff went into it feeling relaxed and happy. We unveiled our new registration signs and it worked great!
Aaronne, our intrepid registration person sets up our racers. This year we had blue shirts with the logo and a quote from Dean Karnazes: “Unless you're not pushing yourself, you're not living to the fullest.” The SLO Mountain Run does nothing if not push people to live life to the fullest when they’re running – those hills are STEEP!
People were really happy to be there – we had a vacationing couple from South Africa and a local woman who had no idea the lake was even there. It was great to share the most beautiful run in SLO with the world this perfect, sunny, April morning. And it was great to see people puking their guts out at the finish as evidence for having given it their all.
I had to give props to the woman below in this photo who did this single-track, totally ungroomed trail with a stroller and kidlet. She said they both had fun despite the rugged terrain! She earns my respect for being hard core!
Thanks for coming out and supporting us, and for supporting Special Olympics!
Our top overall winners got great prize packages from SOLE and a free entry into any of our other events.
You can find more photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maculated/sets/72157626546651564/