Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Traprock update

OK, I am officially near "freak out" mode!  We have a ton of stuff to get ready for the race, I have to orchestrate an all day meeting with our new GM on Friday, need to teach class Thursday night, and I haven't done my taxes yet!  To top things off, I strained my back after Northern Nipmuck on Saturday and have been hobbling around like an old man since then.  Help!

The good news is that we are nearly up to 40 runners for our inaugural Traprock Trail Races, and I expect we will break the 50 runner mark shortly.  Gulp!  Are we ready for this?

We may be in a bit over our heads at this point, but there is no turning back.  We have runners coming from as far away as Maine and Maryland!  The Goat and I are so psyched, and will do our very best to make this a great experience for everyone.  I'm sure we will have some growing pains though, so please try to be a bit patient with us.  We don't know what we don't know...

All these years I thought putting on a race was easy.  Sure, you just mark the course, order some shirts, put out some water and gatorade, and you have a race.  Wow!  Was I ever wrong!

Kids, don't try this at home!  Seriously, I wish we had another 3 months to prepare for the race, but it is what it is.  Thankfully, we have been lucky enough to coerce some volunteers into volunteering, and hope we can pull this thing off.

Many thanks to all of you who plan to run the race and many, many thanks to all who are supporting the race through volunteering your time, offering advice, helping with requirements, etc.  You are all amazing people and we can't wait to see you all on race day!  By the way, does directing a race on April 17 qualify for a filing extension on income taxes?

Cheers!

Steve

5 comments:

Dan said...

I'm sure it will all come together for you. Looking forward to running on new turf. Hope you back is better soon.
Dan

trailgrrl said...

Let me know what I can do and what I can bring....if for some reason you need a volunteer to do a sweep of the course behind the last runner just let me know...it would be a great day of running and training for me and I need to get in my 8 volunteer hours for a few races including Western States so just let me know...I will bring some snacks and bottles of water : )

Ultra Steve said...

Thanks very much for offering to help. If you are running the race, we just want you to enjoy it! The fact that you folks are coming to run means the world to us. We will be ready. We even ordered a Porta-Potty today!

Dawn A said...

As I mentioned before, I have time free during the day, so if there are errands I can run, just let me know. Can't do much about the taxes, sorry. Advise you download TaxCut or similar from Amazon and you'll be done about 45 minutes after assembling your paperwork.

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