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@RunItFast

Los Angeles, CA Raving since 2019 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs #2480 Active 5 years, 1 month ago

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40 Miler Wartrace, TN May 5, 2018 5:49:42

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Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
40 Miler Wartrace, TN May 5, 2018 5:49:42

My Raves

Perhaps the most pure, natural, still existing true to the roots of it's history ultramarathon that remains in the United States. I ran the Strolling Jim 40 Miler ultra for … MORE

Perhaps the most pure, natural, still existing true to the roots of it’s history ultramarathon that remains in the United States. I ran the Strolling Jim 40 Miler ultra for the first time in 2010 and return every year no matter how far or long of a journey it takes to return back.

The race was created by Lazarus Lake, yes that one…creator of the infamous and near impossible Barkley Marathons, over 40 years ago. So you know you are not going to get some cookie cutter, overly marketed, catered, powder puff RNR-like event.

Since Steve Durbin joined Laz to RD the event a few years ago they’ve added a marathon, half marathon, and 10K distances to the traditional 40 miler. It gives a sampling of the historic 40 miler to runners of all levels. It also gives an opportunity for spouses, friends, and family members something do while they wait on their loved ones to finish the 40 miler.

Back in 2010 all we had was water jugs on the road every 5 miles…and you know what? It was perfect and main reason I fell in love with this race. The course record was set in 1989 (with jugs). Since then, Steve has softened the race by adding some true aid stations along the way with some simple foods, sports drink, etc in addition to the jugs every 5 miles and a couple drop bag spots for the ultra runners.

The volunteers on the course and after the race cooking BBQ chicken, baked beans, and creating a family like celebration of every runner that finishes which makes it a perfect homecoming race for me, my Run It Fast® family, and so many that take part.

If you are wanting a Rock n Roll/Foam Party/Color Run then this event isn’t for you. If you want a throw-back in time to the true roots of our sport, and a chance to meet a living legend, Laz, and many other decorated runners from all over the globe then Strolling Jim will not disappoint.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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