What a great (if incredibly hot) year at Loup Garou! The course was in perfect shape, the aid stations were on point (as usual), and the runners who came out, came to spend a day in nature and enjoy the great company- and they did. As usual, on a difficult year, the drop rate was higher than usual, but all runners made the right choice for them and returned home safely.
We had some great accomplishments from a 3:18 loop by a 14 (almost 15 year old), Oliver Garber, to hard earned finishes in the 100 by folks with an axe to grind from a previous year. So much good stuff happening!
|It's fun to run, but man, it feels good to finish. Especially when you get first place!
|Finish line hugs from friends are the best.
|Our mascot - the Loup Garou was in her full glory.
|Mud N Guts aid station. All of our volunteers are experienced ultra runners. They did a great job keeping people moving, or helping them make the right decision to drop when it was time. Love my volunteers.
|When it is scorching hot during the day and gets pretty chilly at night - you adapt with a little trail fashion.