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The Frozen Heart is a low-key winter race for trail loving runners. Runners of all abilities are encouraged to challenge themselves to complete one of the three available distances. The course consists of 3 loops around St. Mary’s River Park (approx. 10.5 miles each). Runners have the option of completing … MORE
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    runningriddles FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race was the perfect choice for my first-ever ultra trail race (I've done a 50K before, and a trail marathon...but never an ultra trail marathon ha!). I actually registered … MORE

    This race was the perfect choice for my first-ever ultra trail race (I’ve done a 50K before, and a trail marathon…but never an ultra trail marathon ha!). I actually registered for the race only a few days before-hand due to some last minute scheduling issues. I was planning on running a road marathon previously, but I am SO glad I switched over to this trail race as I loved every minute of it.

    First off the race communication, instructions, and logistics are all top notch. Packet pick-up was very easy at the local Dick’s Sporting goods, there was constant email directions provided leading up to race day, and parking was plentiful at the local park where the trail run took place. All volunteers were SUPER friendly, encouraging, and willing to help out any runner.

    The course itself is a 10 mile or so trail loop around St. Mary’s River Park encircling a lake (3 laps is a 50K). There are some hills, but nothing crazy elevation-wise (I believe my watch ended with around 1,600 ft total elevation). The challenge however comes from the condition of the trail depending on weather. On this day it was extremely muddy, and there were spots where you had no choice but to slosh on through getting up to your ankles in water / mud. I love this type of challenge, but just be prepared going into this race that it is a trail run…so expect to get dirty!

    The aid tents were stocked full of so much different food and drinks it was crazy. There were tons of home-made goodies waiting at the trail loop start / finish…so you could easily grab some fuel to get you through the next loop.

    I absolutely loved this race and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to enter the world of trail ultra running. Check out my race report regarding details of my performance and how I prepared for and tackled the race itself.

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    M_Sohaskey Feb 22, 2019 at 6:31pm

    It's like ultrarunning meets Tough Mudder! Glad you clarified the "first ultra trail marathon" label, since I saw "first-ever ultra" and thought "Wait a sec..." 😂 If you loved running… MORE

    It's like ultrarunning meets Tough Mudder! Glad you clarified the "first ultra trail marathon" label, since I saw "first-ever ultra" and thought "Wait a sec..." 😂 If you loved running a 3-loop course through the mud, then this is just the beginning — there are definitely a lot of other great trail ultras out there waiting to be discovered. Congrats on knocking out Maryland Aaron, and thanks for another awesome review! I've been trying to get my blog report and review posted for November's JFK 50, which was my own MD race. Onward to Atlanta — I'm eyeing that one next year when the Olympic Marathon Trials will be there, so look forward to your recap! LESS

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    runningriddles Feb 23, 2019 at 7:00am

    Thank you! JFK 50??? I want to do that in 2020!!! It's on my wish list. :)

    Thank you! JFK 50??? I want to do that in 2020!!! It's on my wish list. :)

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