2013 Newsletter #3

6 Days!  It crept up quick, didn’t it? Current high/low for race day: 84/48 F. Here is a list of everything going on this week:

Wednesday: Pre-race bowling at Meridian Lanes.  7 PM.  Be there.  Or don’t.

Thursday: The Race Director drives to Boiling Springs to start getting everything set up.

Friday: 10ish-8ish: packet pickup.

  • 6 PM: Pre-race dinner. Free for runners, volunteers.  Everyone else, feel free to make a donation for the food
  • 6:45 PM: Pre-race brief
  • 8:30 PM: online registration closes.


  • 5:00 AM: Reveille
  • 5:30 AM: No more entrants admitted!
  • 5:50 AM: Playing of the National Anthem
  • 6:00 AM: Start your engines!

The Course: Original finish  from the first 2 years via the singletrack you ascend when leaving Boiling Springs midway through the course.  The course pages are updated to reflect this.

Drop Bags: Please, if at all possible, have your drop bag for Silver Creek Saddle ready Friday night.  We really want to try to have them ready to go for our first aid station in the morning.  Your drop bags for Boiling Springs, Skunk Creek Summit, & East Mountain don’t have to be ready until Saturday morning, before you start the race.  Reminder: Your drop bag at East Mountain will not be returned to the start.  Make It Minimal And Recyclable! MIMAR!

Photography: Tempus Photo Design, by ultramarathoner Tony Salazar!  He will be capturing your mugs at the top of Silver Creek Summit and Skunk Creek Summit.  Smile, or else. . .

Race Cups: UltrAspire race cups will be provided to you at check-in.  It folds down to the size of an atom (almost) and can be used for cold liquids at aid stations.  Please try to use this as the sophisticated enviro-runner you want to be.  As Captain Planet would say, “The Power is YOURS!”

Race Bibs: Make it good or I will make a bad one for you.  🙂

Webcast: It isn’t quite completelyupdated yet, but here is the link for you to share with all your friends and family: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApXo8D6Ic9AXdFdSSFlvc0R6enczOEFjb0N0LVQxb2c&usp=drive_web

As always, feel free to ask me any questions.  I look forward to seeing you all at the 4th Annual Wild Idaho Endurance Runs!

Ben Blessing
Race Director