Ran the 50 miler. Don’t come expecting park like trail. This is a very technical and challenging course. 4 loops for the 50, 8 for the 100. After the first lap you get a clear picture of what kind of day this will be. Over 8k feet of gain, most all the course is a variety of clay and stone.
First, due to severe rain over the prior week (including the night before and during the race) the trails were extremely muddy and basically non-runable. Obviously that's out of the hands of the organizers. So, I will focus on those things they can control.
I only ran the half marathon on this race but with all the extra obstacles that mother nature threw in for free it felt like I ran the 50 miler. It was the most challenging race that I have ever done but in the same instance it was the most rewarding! I can not wait to do it again next year!