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5
(1 Ratings)(1 Review)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
The Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi Trail 50 is held in early March each year on the Longleaf Horse Trail in the De Soto National Forest just south of Laurel, MS. The race was moved from Leland to Laurel in 1996 by Carl Touchstone, a local dentist and accomplished ultra runner. … MORE
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    In a dry year, this course would be very flat and fast. Much of it is on old Forest Service roads that are smooth and level with a soft pine … MORE

    In a dry year, this course would be very flat and fast. Much of it is on old Forest Service roads that are smooth and level with a soft pine needle cushion. This year was very wet in the days leading up to the race, which turned the lower parts of the course into a muddy bog. The weather was almost ideal though, with temperatures in the 50’s and a good cloud cover. There was plenty of Longleaf Pine trees though, so there would be shade if the sun had come out. The field was small enough that you could enjoy the quiet solitude of the trail and listen to birds and possibly see a white-tailed deer or two. The aid stations were well supplied to meet almost anyone’s needs, although there wasn’t any hot food except for bacon. All runner’s were given a shirt and a Ulitimate Direction hand-held water bottle. I also received a beanie cap and a nicely designed medal as finisher’s awards. I waffled back and forth as to whether or not to give this a 4 or 5-star overall rating because I would have liked to give it a 4.5 because of a lack of a post-race meal which is becoming more and more common at ultras, but everything ran so smoothly that I decided to give them a 5.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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