Friends of the Weiser River Trail 2014 (c) COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
FIFTH ANNUAL 50K RELAY AND ULTRA
April 26, 2014
This fun race is held the last Saturday in April each year. The run begins in Council, Idaho and follows the scenic Weiser River Trail to Midvale, Idaho. Run it solo or get your friends together and run as a team of up to 5 members. The trail in this area is a very gentle downhill grade with good tread ranging from packed gravel to dirt and does have areas of loose surface rock. The course is a great beginner's run for either relay or ultra runners and a good early season short distance race for ultra runners. The relay legs vary from 5 miles to 9 miles. Check out the Race Manual each year for specific details and pricing.
This Upper Country event is the only running event of its kind in Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Runners have come from Fruitland; Payette; Weiser; McCall; Caldwell; Ontario; Boise; Cambridge; Columbus, Ohio; Arlington Heights, Illinois; and Fuzhou, China.
After the race there is a sumptuous lunch served at the Midvale City Park for participants - crew and family can also purchase tickets. The favorite Breakfast Burrito makes a great lunch. Check the current year race manual for Friday evening festivities and camping.
Shu's Idaho Running Company is our principle local sponsor. Shu's has been instrumental in developing this race. Hammer Nutrition, our corporate sponsor will be returning for a third year in 2013 to assist with performance and nutrition products at our aid stations and finish line.
Special Awards are given in the following categories:
Turtle Award in both solo and relay events
Hard Luck Team Award
Hard Luck Solo Award
Team Spirit Award
Best Team Name Award
We hope you will join us at this fun race and enjoy the Weiser River Trail running experience and the camaraderie with fellow runners at the finish line. If you are considering staying in the area during your visit or during training runs, visit the list of lodging opportunities with our member camping and motel businesses as well as our member restaurants.
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