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Soapstone Assault
Sunday, July 27th 2014, 9:00am


NOTE: Most information other than race date has not yet been updated from 2013. Check back in 2014 for current info.

LOCATION: Soapstone Mountain, Gulf Road parking area
 

WHAT IT IS: The Assault is a low-key 5.5 mile summer run around the base of Soapstone Mountain, home of 'Killer Hill' from the Soapstone Mountain Trail Race. It does have a few unique 'features' that make it special.

  • While circumnavigating the base of Soapstone in a counter-clockwise fashion, every time you come to a trail heading upward - you go up. Then return back down the same trail to resume your circuit of the mountain. You will do this up & down 5 times. The sixth trail you encounter will be the infamous Killer Hill - yup, up you go, this time climbing all the way to the top of the firetower. Luckily for you, this is the finish line, you do NOT have to run down Killer Hill.
  • The race has a handicapped start so older runners, ladies, kids get to start before the fast young guys. Between the staggered start and the up/down of each trail, it provides a unique opportunity to see everyone out on the trail at some point. None of that watching the fast folks disappear into the distance off the start line never to be seen again. In fact, the winner is rarely the fastest one out there. Its more of a 'mass finish'...
  • As we said above, this is a low key race - there is no swag, there is no pre-registration, $5 per person on the day covers some post race snacks & aid station goodies. We do issue bib numbers and will have full timing, so please arrive early enough to register. First runner will go off at 9:00am, faster runners could start as much as 30 minutes later.

RACE DIRECTOR INFORMATION & VOLUNTEER CONTACT:

Eric Hale

assault@shenipsitstriders.org


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