The County adds another distance race to the calendar. The Mars Hill Around the Mountain Half Marathon is Sunday. This is the first year of the event that is being held during Mars Hill Homecoming. This event could be a great prep for runners who are getting ready for the Caribou Marathon next month.
Jamie Guerrette The timing for this was perfect. An August race gives you about a month to prepare for Caribou. We have a lot of first time runners who are going to give it a try this weekend. They hope they like it and are up for Caribou next month."
The Caribou marathon and half marathon is set for Sunday September 16th. The Around the Mountain half marathon will do a big loop around the mountain
Guerrette:" We start right here at Bigrock. We are going to right at the end of the driveway which takes you right around the mountain and right back here for a 13.1 mile race. There are windmills along the way and some beautiful sunflower fields out back. It is a very quiet course."
Around 50 people are signed up for the event with a mix of veterans and newcomers
Guerrette:" A lot who are giving it a try before Caribou and several who have done many races."