|Flying Kick flies down the Barr Trail en route to the most exciting finish in BTMR history! pic: Tim Bergsten/PikesPeakSports.us|
|"Yeah, I was late, you should try it some time!"|
1) Post Race - Free pulled pork (or veggie) from Front Range Barbecue, Pineapp-Ale Wheat beer from Manitou Brewing Co. Not hungry? How about free massage to work out the kinks from the downhill. I was literally walked on by a masseuse!
2) Organization - Coming from someone who started 7 minutes late and still had flawless packet pickup, this is scary efficient. Plus a mustachioed race director in cheetah board shorts. (Go #TeamColorado)
3) Pike's Peak and Barr Trail - This is an amazing course, like nothing else it the world (and I've been around!).
4) Charity - The aid stations are operated by local high school cross country and track teams that compete for funding. Hard to choose between Minions, Jurassic Park and kids in tee-shirt tuxedos handing you Gatorade!
So next year, race it, and don't be late or Runner's World might embarrass you!
Andy "Flying Kick" Wacker
Barr Trail Mountain Race
|The 2015 BTMR top 5 men (and some guy is cheetah shorts, a mustache and a lot of red!)|