Hey Trail Dogs,
MoCo trails are open for business and our business is pounding single-track…in the dark! Yowza! BTW, if any of you have an event coming up such as Stone Mill or Devil Dog (the race not the delectable crème-filled devils food cake snack…drool) then you will be starting and possibly finishing your event in the dark on trails. Takes a little getting used to and our Tuesday and Thursday night runs are a great way to get some night running under your belt. And, besides, its fun to see what goes on at night on the trails. If you’ve never seen glowing deer eyes staring back at ya from the side of the trail you are in for a treat. Soooooo, c’mon out, strap on a headlamp and hit the night trails with Muddy Shoes!
Address: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd. Derwood, MD 20855 (Go around to the right behind the school)
Coordinates: 39.140231, -77.130656
Time: 6:30 (6:15 for warmup)
Course:Clock-wise, Upper Trail first
Other Important Stuff:
*** NOTE THIS WEEKEND – No Scheduled Saturday Run. Two things, first this is the weekend of the MoCo Epic Off-Road bike event. They use almost every trail for this event. We need to give them room and not have a big group of runners hogging the trails. No problem being out there in groups of 2-3 folks on your own. Second, I am out of town. So there, you will be on your own to run as you please.
*** Stone Millers! In agreement with Sir Barry Hauptman (Stone Mill Race Director extroadinaire) Muddy Shoes will be hosting and sponsoring the Stone Mill Course Preview Runs in the month of October leading up to the race. Over the span of four weekends we will hold preview runs on different sections of the course eventually covering every inch of it. Great way to learn what is coming at ya. Aid will be provided and donations will be accepted 🙂 Also looking for volunteers to help pull these runs off (flagging, putting aid out, etc.) For more info and map check out the Stone Mill 50 website:
Dates for the runs
Preview Run #1 – 13 October
Preview Run #2 – 20 October
Preview Run #3 – 27 October
Preview Run #4 – 3 November
All runs on Saturday, all start at 0730.
Locations will be posted.
*** Mark your calendars! The Muddy Shoes Phantastic Phall Phat Ass will be Sunday 11 November (Veterans Day!). There will be a Half Marathon and 10K option. Great after party too! This also is a great taper run for the Stone Mill 50 Miler the following weekend. Race Director Robin Sheperd puts on a great event.
*** Check out our Muddy Shoes merch! We got Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets/stickers ($1). They are going fast! Get yours from Robin (Hats), Phil (Hats, Buffs, Magnets/stickers) or Mike Chau (Buffs and magnets/stickers ($1). ). US Dollars only!
OK C U there!