Ok, after Nick's ultraholic tagging, that made me look into the 2009 Applachian Crossing. This is only for members of the West Virginia Trail Runner's Club. This is a four day epic adventure across the Eastern Continental Dvide. This is around 120 miles, up and down mountains, Sept 3 through the 6th. I am definitely in for this. I have a running partner lined up; as that is one of the rules you have to be with another person for safety.
So this brings me to the question of running Burning River. It's the first weekend of August. I usually recover pretty well from 100s so I should be ok. But with another person depending on me to be ready to go Sept 3, I don't want to let that person down if I get hurt somehow.
Another consideration is money. The race fee goes up after December 31 for BR. There is no fee for the AC, although it will cost about 100 bucks per person to cover supplies.
So I'm not sure right now if I will run BR. Any comments?