At 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb 8, 2013 I will start the 126-mile Rouge-Orleans race. It runs on the Mississippi levee from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Start times are staggered and Rajeev Char and I have opted for the maximum of 42 hours (until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 10). Ergo the 8 p.m. start. Like in the Coyote Two Moon 100M I will be running through two nights.
I first heard about this race when my friend, Jimmy Dean Freeman, ran the scrub run a few years ago. It promises to be an exciting event.
Check out http://www.therougeorleans.com/ for more information. The Start of the race is shown below as is the Finish. The last 22 miles of the levee are paved so it will be intriguing to see what my legs feel like after 104 miles on dirt.
I finally get to do a race longer than 100 miles in my own country!
(Photos courtesy of the race Web site)