For this weekend, it's the YUTC!! (Pronounced YUT-SEE)
This is the Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic, the 50K that my club NEO Trail, runs every September. This is the 8th running of the race.
I have missed two years of the event, the first year, and then in 2009, due to a work schedule conflict.
Last year and this year I have graduated to club management and Aid Station duties during the race. No worries, I get to tour the park during our volunteer run. (And there is also URINEO in December!)
The course is a figure eight, so it makes it easy for aid and aid station. Aid is available about every 4 miles, and there are only two Aid Stations, at the Log Cabin and the Covered Bridge.
Friday we will mark the course, meaning we'll run the trails, hanging colored ribbons for the runners to follow. We have a few people to mark trail this year, so this activity should be done fairly quickly.
Then a picnic lunch of sorts, and then on to buying the rest of the foodstuffs needed for the aid station, like the fresh fruit. Evening to be spent drinking IPA and Knob and finishing up whatever last minute details that need to be done.
This year Gombu and Shubi will not be here. They have, like the Elves, moved into the West. They will (and I am already) be missed at this year's race. I love you guys!!