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Black Tusk in a Day [Trail Race] · Saturday, September 19th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
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Start: Saturday, Sep. 19th
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6:20 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: VOC Clubroom
Black Tusk in a Day [ Trail Race ]
It's exactly what it sounds like, this is a Trail Running team race. The objectives of the race are:
- Everyone finishes
- ... with style
The rough outline of the course is provided below. It's 29.2 km with a gain/loss of 1973/-2250 m. Right now this is set as Chekemus Lake --> Rubble Creek direction. The top scramble section of the Black Tusk is included in the race plan below (in VOC style) but requires that you and your team take it slow for this section of loose rock and know how to scramble and bring helmets, it's optional. Strategy will be discussed leading up to the event
This is a team race, so you can form a group of upto 5 people to help and support one another, besides that there is no support/aid stations. You should have the experience to be in the backcountry and take care of each other. This trip isn't beginner friendly and you need to have experience in the back country to complete this safely. Join some VOC hikes and learn those skills!
This isn't a super-competative race, it's more of a challenge to complete, while it's possible to do this as a long days hiking, part of the 'style' is to be fast and light (and whatever else style means to you).
Sign up, train (if you need to) and have fun : )
See you on race day!