Monday, February 1, 2010

Updated Fria Information

People continue to sign up-mostly for the 50K and 50 mile. The 100 mile field is small so far, but talented and very motivated! The cut off times for the events are as follows:
100 miles=36 hours, 50 miles=18 hours, and 50K=10 hours. This is not an easy race.

Information on accommodations/camping and directions to the start will be sent out to all registered runners. The Standing Indian Wilderness Area is located west of the town of Franklin, NC. It is off highway 64 west. The Appalachian Trail makes a bit of a horseshoe shape in the basin. There are numerous connector trails to the AT. This is primarily what you can expect to run on. Current trail conditions range from moderate to very deep snow as well as a spring that is frozen as hard as a rock. The stream crossing will be high as the snow melts. We are hoping that by the end of February, winter will give all of us a break! Fria is the spanish word for cold. If by chance it is hot this year, we will change it to Nantahala Caliente!!

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