It all started with a race my husband did last month.
It is called the Snake Run and my oldest said he did not want to run it this year.
It is a 3hr race that you try to get as many miles as you can in that time.
As soon as the race was getting ready to start my son changed his mind of course and wanted to run.
We told him he could run the Lake McMurtry Trail Run if he wanted to though.
This was going to be a bit different though since Nick was running the 25K.
He still said he wanted to do it so we headed over to Lake McMurtry on friday night to camp the night before the race.
At first I thought camping was a bad idea.
We were only camping one night and that is a lot of work for that short of time.
But if we had not camped, I would have missed this sunset on the lake.
This sunset was worth all of the packing, prep, and dealing with wasps in the camper.
Saturday morning dawned bright(maybe not so bright) and early with the Early 50K start at 7am.
Then came the regular 50K start.
They are off!
My youngest and Maddie hanging out during the race.
They did it!
Getting their medals for finishing.
Before and after!
I asked my son if it was long and he said, “yes, and tiring.”
I also asked if he would like to do it again and he promptly told me “no” but a few minutes later said “maybe”.
I probably would have said no after running all of those miles as well!
This is a great event!
The volunteers and workers do such an amazing job putting on these runs.
Thank you for making trail running exciting for my eight year old!
For more information on the actual run check out Ken’s blog, here.