One Month to go (and 6 things to know)

Paine-to-Pain-PreviewOK, with one month to go for this race, we have 6 pieces of news:

  1. Free photos! You read that right, we’ll have photographers out there on the course and then we’ll give hi-res digital photos to you for nothing. Nada. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Freebies! Woo hoo!!!
  2. The kids’ one-mile trail race is also free!  Yeah, we know, we’re pretty awesome. But you do have to sign the kid up so we know how many to expect. The kid event, which takes place right after P2P runners have started, will even have kid pacers at various speeds from the Tailwind Track Club that caters, yes, to kids.
  3. The Paine to Pain Preview is September 27th at 8 am. Come join NewRo Runners for a course check. You don’t have to be signed up for the race to participate. There are no fees (is this a great email, or what?). The run is self-supported, and running guides will lead various pace groups. In order to accommodate those that want to run shorter distances, the race will not start at the P2P start line. Details are here.  
  4. If you haven’t registered yet, do so now. Don’t screw this up because we may well sell this sucker out (which means no race day registration) even though we’ve expanded to six waves. Delay at your own risk.
  5. Ultra Runners – Interested in running 26.2 on race day? If you’d like to do a warm up lap before the race, please shoot us an email. (The warm-up lap is not a race, not timed and unsupported.)
  6. Volunteer sign-up has begun. As every runner knows, races don’t happen without volunteers. Period. This year we turn to an online sign-up system. If you aren’t running, we need you.
  7. Ha! You thought I’d give you only 6 bits of info but I’m giving you 7. More free! If you haven’t seen the two-page spread on us in Trail Runner Magazinehere’s the link.

The course, by the way, is in the best shape it’s ever been. And, I offer my apologies to those hoping for deep mud, even in nice weather.

Race day is my favorite day of the year! (OK, after my anniversary, and wife and kids’ birthdays…just in case they are reading this.)

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4 thoughts on “One Month to go (and 6 things to know)”

  1. Hi Eric:

    Sorry to bother you. I believe I signed up for the prerace this weekend, but I cannot find the details. Please resend them to me at your earliest convenience. Thanks.

  2. I’m just curious, given the weather forecasts, how long you’ll wait to call (and reschedule) the run if in fact the storm looks to visit the area. Thx!

  3. The race goes, rain or shine. Hey, it’s a trail race, right?

    The only exception is if our permits are pulled due to an excessive number of downed trees, police resources being needed elsewhere, high winds / lightening at race time, and that kind of thing.

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