Rain, Mud, Low Clouds And Cold. In Other Words... A Perfect Day

Rain, Mud, Low Clouds And Cold. In Other Words… A Perfect Day

By October 2, 2017October 5th, 2017Men's Footwear, Top 25, Women's Footwear

Fall Trail Run

3rd Annual Fall Trail Run Sponsored by Ski Haus and Lake Catamount

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The 3rd Annual Fall Trail Run sponsored by Ski Haus and Lake Catamount Ranch & Club was held yesterday, Sunday, October 1st on a very wet, rainy, and cold day. Turnout was limited to a handful of adventurous souls. The vast majority of folks who looked out their windows at home that Sunday morning and saw nothing but a dreary day stayed there… inside. And then there were the people who saw the same conditions out their windows and saw a day that held the promise of fun and possibilities and a trail run to attend.

We tip our hats to those people who saw challenging weather and trail conditions but knew they possessed the ability, the motivation, and a sense of adventure to come run and walk in the rain to raise some money for the local Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund. Oorah!

We had a runner 70 years old and we had a runner 4 years old, both strong-willed enough to come out for the morning. Ellaclaire, 4 years old, was the inspiration of the day. She ran with her uncle, Filip, for her first race ever. She crossed the finish line a little cold and wet but with a huge heartwarming smile. What could there possibly be to complain about? She was with family and friends and there were doughnuts at the finish line!

A big thank you goes out to the hearty 20 or so people who anted upped, rolled the dice, and came away with a strong sense of accomplishment and camaraderie. Ha! Ha! We laugh at the wind and the rain… it’s a beautiful day for a run!

So as we move towards winter, with Autumn leaves on the wind and snowstorms rolling through the valley,  I guess I’d ask everyone to take a look in their gear closet right after they take a look out their window. For many of us there are Goretex shells, waterproof shoes and boots, insulating layers of wool and capilene, knit hats, and gloves just waiting for a chance to be worn and worn out. What would Ellaclaire do?

See you next year at the Fall Trail Run! Rain or shine…

Photos: M. Selleck
Top to bottom:
– Willy Magill finishes very strong in his minimalist layering style.
– The low clouds fill in the valleys around the base of Mount Baldy.
– Kevin Kopishke, from Lake Catamount, gives the runners a last minute trail update.
– Runners and walkers on their way!
– Thomas Miller finishes strong! We like his creative bib# placement!
– Kirsten Ames cross the finish with a big happy smile. Way to go Kirsten!
– Walter Magill brings it home. The entire Magill Family rocks!
– Thomas Miller and his grandad, Mike Moore show the results of a perfect day.
– Ellaclaire and Filip at the finish.
– Ellaclaire, how can there be a cold day with her a warm heart like hers?

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