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Umstead

AS I TOED THE LINE AT THE 2018 UMSTEAD 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN, rain had been falling for two hours. The forecast promised at least 21 hours more along with falling temperatures. Looking around at the other 265 starters,...

Umstead Endurance Run

I heard owls, saw deer, felt the hot sun and the cool wind. I ate freshly cooked burgers, drank soda, downed gels and exchanged southern smiles and high-fives with familiar strangers and old friends. I also hallucinated...

Umstead

The North Carolina State Park system’s 2016 theme is “100 s’more years” in honor of their 100th birthday and that campfire staple, the s’more. This milestone celebration became a perfect background for this year’s Umstea...

Umstead

As race week unfolded, the weather forecast ranged from cold to even colder. With the early warning, runners were able to prepare for the coldest running on record for our race. After a rainy prerace Friday, the sky slow...