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The Zoomies 50K is a unique race experience. A 1.57 mile loop that you complete 20 times (2 for 5K, 4 for 10K, 6 for 15K), you will find it to be flat and fast. Running around Waubonsee Lake Park, this race is scenic but by far the biggest appeal … MORE
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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race was put on as a fundraiser for Rover Rescue, a decentralized organization that fosters dogs that are available for adoption. The race was run on a 1.55 mile … MORE

    This race was put on as a fundraiser for Rover Rescue, a decentralized organization that fosters dogs that are available for adoption. The race was run on a 1.55 mile loop that we ran 20 times around the scenic Waubonsie Lake Park in Aurora, IL. The area appeared to be a clean, upscale suburb of Chicago. It was an open course, so there were a lot of people walking and running on the path, some with their dogs, but it never felt crowded. There were plenty of people to watch as we ran, so it never seemed boring. It was a small race, so I spent most of the first half running by myself, but ended up running with a couple of other runners in the second half after most of the runners in the shorter races had finished. The swag included a hat, which did not arrive in time for the race, but the race director said that they would be mailed out. The 50K finishers were also given a small, but colorful belt buckle as a finisher award. There was water, HEED, Coca-cola, and Ginger ale provided for hydration, and snack-type food such as cookies and mini muffins for nutrition. It would have been nice to have some peanut butter and jelly sandwichs or wraps, but it wasn’t bad for a small race. The nice thing is that we went by the aid station every 1.55 miles. I had to be careful not to spend too much time at the aid station, as there was an 8.5 hour cutoff which I easily met by almost an hour. The trail was paved and was flat and fast with just slight undulations. Garmin Connect said that there was only 125 feet of elevation gain over the 31 miles, so it is a very fast course. There was one short stretch of maybe 200 yards with dense shade, otherwise it was fairly open which wasn’t a problem with this spring ultra.

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