2013 Newsletter #1

Hello Entrants!

If the temperatures this week aren’t proof enough, this year’s Wild Idaho Endurance Runs will for sure be a hot race. I hope you all are training super hard for this event and getting lots of heat training in.  There are a couples changes to the race this year, below are the details:

-Drop Bags: drop bags locations will be at Boiling Springs Dispersed Campground (AKA Start/finish), Silver Creek Saddle, Skunk Creek Summit, and East mountain.

  • East mountain drop bags will not be returned to the start line.  Use something disposable or recyclable.  This is to make the race logistically easier on our volunteer force.  The drive to East Mountain is 3 hours on rough mountain roads.

-FSR 671 Aid Station: Fluids only.  It is a 5.4 mile out and back from Silver Creek Saddle Aid Station.  The Voice of Idaho Ham radio club will be taking times at this spot as well.

-Bib numbers: bib numbers are up!  I tried to assign bib numbers according to the ones requested.  If your number has changed, it is because somebody with more seniority on the course chose it as well.  You can visit the link here:

-Bowling and Billiards Night:  We we host Bowling and Billiards night again the Wednesday before the race at Meridian Lanes.  Please come and try to beat me. 7 PM July 31st

-Sponsors: if you are interested in being a sponsor for the race, and have a product that would be beneficial for all runners, let me know.

-Volunteers: all volunteers are greatly appreciated.  Each hour worked earns you a $1 off registration into any of my races (WIFMER, IMTUF, Standhope, NNU 100).  Free t-shirts and food too :-)

As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments.  See you all in a month!

Ben Blessing, Race Director
http://www.runwildidaho.com