Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blackstrap Heaven - The Other Side of Hell

We're fast approaching peak spring race season so it's a good time to get out for a little tune-up followed by potluck pancakes and bacon. So tune-up, and celebrate Spring, at the 1st annual Blackstrap Heaven - The Other Side of Hell - an approximately 5 mile run on the west side of Blackstrap Ridge - this Saturday April 18 at 9AM. Following the race, and pending good weather, we'll cook up pancakes, bacon, sausage or whatever on my spiffy weber grill. Below is the approximate race course although I might throw in one more loop up and down Skillin's tree farm (because it's there). The route will include the famous "three sisters" aka "three bitches", but these are easier to climb (at least for a runner) than the tree farm. There will be mud. There will be rocks. There will be hills.

Meet at the Hardy Rd. pull-off, 0.6 miles from the junction of Blackstrap Rd. and Hardy Rd. Carpool if you can. You can get directions here. Please contribute to the apres-race breakfast (pre-made pancakes are easily heated or pre-made pancake mix can be thrown on the griddle, meat, OJ, fruit, etc.). I'll bring one grill but others can bring one too! Finally, please RSVP so that I can get an idea of the numbers.

UPDATE *** - Course info is here.


  1. Thanks for putting this together Jeff, I can't wait to run it! Do you want me to e-mail the whole TMR group?

  2. I am sorry to say that I will have to pass. Way too close to Boston, plus I will be running an ALS 5k fundraiser that morning (slowly I might add).


  3. gIANt - great run yesterday! And please, mail the group. Chuck - yeh the ALS run is good thing. We'll miss you.

  4. I will be in Boston this weekend so I won't be able to make it. Sounds fun, though!