Nah, we're not getting all that lazy, we just don't want running and training to consume our lives. There is so much more out there ya know!
BUT we did come across this race that sounds really cool. It's called the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon.
I actually saw this race a few years ago but thought it might be too difficult. Now after having run two full marathons, I think maybe I could handle this half.
Here are the details.
- Half Marathon on Saturday
- Full Marathon on Sunday
-Organized Pasta Dinner for Runners on Friday night
Both races are chip timed and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier.
If you do both, It's called Rock the Canyon and of course you get an additional medal.
The course is through the beautiful Pennsylvania Grand Canyon in Wellsboro, PA. To be honest, I've never even been to the PA Grand Canyon but I hear it's really great.
For being a trail race in the canyon, the elevation isn't half bad.
I think I can handle this!
Of course there are some downsides to this race.
It is in July! It is so hot here in July.
It starts pretty early though. I guess this is good that runners can get a few miles in before the sun comes up but this would still require me to drive into Wellsboro the evening before and get a hotel room. They do have host hotels though so finding a place shouldn't be that bad.
Before I make a decision on this race, I'm going to take a day this spring and check out the canyon and the trail. Normally I don't check out the race route ahead of time but I think this one might warrant a good look around. If nothing else, I'm sure I'll have a beautiful hike through the canyon.
Until then, I've been searching blogs trying to find race reviews on this race. I only read one so far, but if you know of anyone who ran it and did a race recap, please let me know. I'd love to check it out.
I found a picture of a medal from the half marathon in 2014 and a pretty in depth race review from Becca at the blog Diary of a Slow Runner. You should check it out!
Do you know someone who has run this race? Do YOU want to run this race?
We'll be linking this post up with the gals from TOTR.