Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Epic 24 Hour Race 2013
The third annual Epic 24 Hour race was a huge success in Spartanburg, SC! About 150 runners took part in the event which has experienced monumental growth each year. This event is more of a End of the Year Running Party than a race for me personally, but I somehow managed to sneak in about 52 miles over the course of the race.
I started running the 3.1 mile loop as the race began at 9:00 AM and finished a 50K distance in 7:28. After taking a brief break, I headed out for a few more loops before taking a long break around 9 PM for some burgers and drinks. I ran some more throughout the night and enjoyed staying warm by the fire as it rained on/off.
It was great to run a relaxed pace with so many friends and not feel any pressure from cutoffs or other racing logistics. The new Race Director Angela Merrill did a fantastic job along with all of the volunteers who helped out. This was the perfect way to close out my 2013 ultra racing year with friends & family.