Trail Welcomes Extreme Athletes
I have always been an advocate of mixing your time outdoors with exercise. Walking, hiking, and canoeing all offer a chance to improve your physical condition while also refreshing your mind. For most folks thatís why we want to be spend time on the trail. In addition, outdoor exercise doesnít have to be a competition. Anyone can participate as long as they want to.
If you follow a
similar line of thinking I recommend you stay off of the Uwharrie Trail this
Now I donít expect everyone who reads this to dig out their old running shoes out of the closet and try to register. I would, however, highly recommend you find a way to watch these elite athletes in action. For these runners a warm smile and words of encouragement can mean a lot. After several hours running through the secluded woods any human support is much appreciated. There are different aid stations being set up along the course that would provide good viewing areas. To find out more about where these stations will be visit www.raceuwharrie.com.
Having ran my
first marathon last November, I can fully appreciate the skill and training that
goes into simply completing a race like this.
I have also witnessed what an event like this can do for a community.
Scrolling through the list of last yearís participants I find only one