Re: One Day 50 Miler
Rob Lee (roblee@PACBELL.NET)
Mon, 8 Jul 1996 13:06:07 -0700
Im going to ask this again, I missed the response before. Why is this event
being run? This is not for the 50 miler award since it clearly doesn't meet
the service requirements. Is this a fundraiser, a fitness type event, or
what? I am intrigued that a number of people have said that they do this in
their area - I just have never heard of it out here on the West Coast, so I
would like to understand the reasons behind what seems like an endurance=
Thanks in advance for the enlightenment.
At 03:12 PM 7/8/96 -0400, you wrote:
>On Mon, 8 Jul 1996, Richard B. Pyne wrote:
>> > First, I would recommend that you require ALL participants to take a
>> > Class 3 medical to participate and make sure that the medical form
>> > describes the nature of the event.
>> Our local districts have sponsored evensts known at 50/20's for
>> several years with great success. We usually start them on a Friday
>> evening and go all night. The idea is to walk the 50 miles in 20
>> hours or less. We run them in a remote part of the county, usually on
>> a road that runs along the base of a mountain next to a lake. We
>> also make this a family event and invite all ages to participate.
>We used to run such an event along the C&O Canal outside Washington DC.
>Started at 10 pm, usually on a nite of a full (or almost full) moon. A
>family event, all ages and genders could participate. Breakfast was at
>about the 20 mile point, starting at 5 am. Most stopped after
>breakfast. Had to finish the 50 miles by 6 pm.
>Paul H. Brown, UC, George Washington Dist, National Capital Area Council,=
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