This was only 1/2 hr from my house and I it was such a great cause I thought it would be perfect for a training run before my half marathon later this month.
The course description: The 10K run will be primarily single and double track trail. The trail will take you on a loop through Juniper woodland with views of the community of Prineville.
I should have taken a cue when it said "views" of the community.
It was drizzly and chilly before the start of the race. I ran into my friend Cheri who I worked with for years at Weight Watchers.
It was a gorgeous park and there was no doubt what we were raising money for.
Here was a relatively smooth, flat spot that I felt comfortable taking a photo while running. I'm pretty much all by myself, so I'm happy it was flagged well.
Here's a terrific photo of a group of hotshots coming in the finishing chute (courtesy of facebook)
Hubby was able to get a few shots at the end. The last 1/4 mile or so was running on grass. So, a little grass, a little asphalt, , mud trail and rocks.... yep, that about covers it!
It was the hardest course I've ever ran. Oh yeah, did I mention it was raining for a time as well?
Hey! I may do it again next year!