Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Capitol Peak Mega Fat Ass


The 9th Annual Mega Fat Ass was a great turnout. 110 total runners and several dogs started on this new out and back course from Mima Falls Campground to Capitol Peak 30 mile (or to Falls Ck for the 17 mile option). I've been thinking about putting this out-and-back course together for a while. As we proved last year, it is way easier to get to this starting point in the middle of winter. However, this year we didn't have to worry about ANY snow, just a "little" water and mud to mix things up! Great to see so many new and familiar faces out there!

Thanks to so many people for volunteering at this event...it truly could not have happened without all their support. Most importantly, thanks to the South Puget Sound Mobile Search and Rescue for coming out and working at all the checkpoints on the course. Also, HUGE thanks to Friends of Capitol Forest (FOCF) for coming with their ginormous tents and burn barrels to keep everyone happy at the finish. Also thanks to all the marvelous volunteers including: Kris Ryding (marked and swept entire course, huge kudos!!), Brent Warner (parking and timing!!), Darrell Roberts, Sean Sexton, Herb Reeves, David Snyder, Michael Scholl, Jamie Poelker, Bill and Helene Pearch (my parents), Jim Szumila, and many more!

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Preliminary result are posted on the website:
We'll post final results on the Ultra Signup site. Thanks to UltraSignup for all the support, made our registration go much smoother!

See you on April 25 at the Capitol Peak 50 mile and 55Km!

Thank you for all your generous contribution to FOCF and to the Olympia trail running community!

John Pearch
RD, Capitol Peak Ultras