Hello again, fellow Creekers.
The 23rd Annual Zane Grey 50-Mile Endurance Run on the Highline Trail is this Saturday, April 21. All the slots are filled and registration is closed for the event. The run will start at 5 a.m. and will go all day until the last runners come in around 9 p.m.
The trail runs just south of Pine all the way to Christopher Creek, where the event will end at the 260 Trailhead. This is not a run for beginners, but is for very experienced ultra runners. This race is known as one of the most difficult with an average finishing rate of only 71 percent. Runners will climb over 10,000 feet and descend over 9,000 feet throughout the day. The Highline is known as one of the toughest, yet one of the most beautiful trails in the ultra running circuit.
In past years we’ve had many participants stay at the Christopher Creek Lodge, which is located near the end of the run. We wish everyone participating in the event a safe and fun run. The weather forecast for the day of the event appears to be another beautiful day in Christopher Creek. It should be a great day for runners to enjoy the most scenic and beautiful part of the trail right here in Christopher Creek.
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