Don't Miss Your Chance!
The one and only Living History Farms Race registration is open!
This race is the largest cross country race in North America and is 7 unforgettable miles of running. It will be run on Saturday, November 22 in Urbandale/Des Moines, IA.
It is the perfect topper to a great season of running. It brings the best of the spirit of runners to a challenging course that all can enjoy. It's got crazy runners in costumes, wide open fields, narrow trails, 8 creek crossings, about a handful of straight up hills you need a rope to navigate. And the best part, the course doesn't really care if you train for it or don't, it gives everyone the same rewards- wet, cold, muddy bliss. See pictures from last year on our Flickr page.
And in the end, you are rewarded not only with a sense of accomplishment but also some of the best donuts and hot apple cidar I have all year long. Not to mention the great tailgating.
And new for this year -
- The traditional long sleeve shirt logo is designed by Jason Lehmkuhle, one of American's top male runners and 5th place finisher at 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials running a 2:12.
- Chip timing! (Drats - now I can't tell everyone it took me 10 minutes to cross the start line)
- 7 mile finishers will receive a 30th year Living History Farms Medal!
- For a $100 donation, you will also receive a special edition LHF Race stadium blanket, Farm Pottery, and guaranteed tshirt size. And you can start at the front of the race.
You can't miss this one! Sign up today! There is a cap of 7500 runners! If you want to be part of our team, enter "Runners' Lounge" in the team name in your registration.
Still not convinced, take a minute and hang out at this link which has a collection of some of the posts from last year. If you have any to add, please do!
And for those who have been just waiting for the chance to do it (again), join me in the Living History Farms Lounge Group. Swap some stories and let's get ready!
Hope to see you there! If you have questions or need someone to run with, don't hesitate to contact Tom or me.