*****January 15th news on S.U.V Races–

The REAL, correct on-line registration =
If you are still having problems connecting, please let me know. Of course, you can register the morning of the race at the start in Vado. You can also drop off an entry at Up And Running (westside is easier, but either shop is great) as I am in the shop most days.
The DRY SUGARLOAVES RUN (DSR) will happen Sunday Jan. 27, 8:00 a.m. The course will be marked, there will be aid every 3 or so miles, and you can run the complete first 28 miles for an ultra finish, or any of several shorter options. A great opportunity to see the course.
If I have not gotten back to anyone as quickly as I normally do, I apologize. I have been out of town quite a bit, starting with the wonderfully-organized Across The Years 72 Hour outside Phoenix that ended Jan. 1st (somehow I hobbled my way to 202 miles, but it took me several days afterwards to thaw out).

Best wishes to all ultrarunners,

Mark G D & Family (it was 19F at my house in northwest El Paso this morning)

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  1. Jan. 28 Update/ Dry Run Results!

    Yesterday three tough runners braved unusual weather (at times cold rain, high winds, bright sun, and temperatures ranging from 44F to 66F) and tried out the S.U. V. course. This is the best way for race workers and RDs to get a sense of where more flagging might be needed, or a barricade, or a slight detour, etc.

    After doing the hilly Tornado 5Km the day before (finishing behind many middle school kids with 21:51), Mark Dorion finished the Dry Run 28 mile course in 6:28:41. Bob Klapthor followed in 8:00:44. Nicolas Silva did the 30Km option in 6:14:01. Several mountain bikers and one horse and rider also tested out the unique course. Everyone agreed that the northernmost couple of miles are rockier and more eroded than ever. We also found the VARIETY of trail surface, terrain, and scenery to be stimulating.

    Runners at the annual Dry Run receive local salsa etc., but next week, at the BIG EVENT, those finishing at least 28 miles will get many fancier prizes. More on those later.

    Best wishes to all ultrarunners,

    Mark D & Family

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