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Who else is anxiously awaiting the results of the Hardrock lottery this Sunday?<br><br>
There were lottery 329 entries as of 1/26, with another week of entries to add, versus only 290 total last year. I have only one "ticket" in the lottery, so my chances aren't good.<br><br>
But even if I don't get in, I'm still planning on going out there for the two weeks before the race, do the trail work to get an extra ticket next year, climb lots of 14000 footers without worrying about resting for the race, and pace someone in the race.
 

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We are waiting too. My better half is entered. I think he has two tickets in the lottery. We are also going regardless. I love that part of Colorado. Good luck to you!
 

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good luck in the lottery!!!!!!!
 

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I've got one ticket in Sunday's lottery as well. As of January 31, there were 345 received applications. Best of luck, Rockhopper - hope to meet you in Silverton!.
 

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I'm in with one ticket. If I don't get in or sit somewhere near the top of the waiting list, I'm going to try to sign up for Cascade Crest (if it's not already filled by the time the lottery results are posted).
 

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I didn't get in and I'm way too far down on the waiting list to have any hope of getting in.<br><br>
Anyone get in? Almost everyone I know is way down on the waiting list too. Even Scott Jurek and Kyle Skaggs are on the waiting list, but luckily high enough up that they will probably get it. THAT would be race.<br><br>
So boo-hoo for a minute, but now I can move on. I'm still planning on spending the two weeks out there before the race--anyone need a pacer?
 

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sorry you did not get in Rockhopper, i was hoping you could change your name to HardRockHopper <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I ran with a guy yesterday at Rocky Raccoon who ran Hard Rock. Not a race for me. I am too afraid of heights. He also said that he did no running during the race! It was all hiking and climbing. Oy!
 

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thanks merigayle--I'll be hardRockhopper some day, I just have to keep my nose to the grindstone (the Grindstone 100 in Oct., that is).<br>
Contratulations on your great Rocky Raccoon 100!
 

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ooooh, Grindstone looks good. Too close to other races i want to do and am pretty much committed to.
 

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CCC sounds great, wish I could make it.<br>
Grindstone sounds like an instant classic. But what I haven't found out yet is whether it's rocky like Massanutten. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 

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I've only been on the section where TWOT (<a href="http://www.vhtrc.com/results/twot07.htm" target="_blank">http://www.vhtrc.com/results/twot07.htm</a>) is held, and the rocks are fewer and farther between. Start time is what scares me. I really want to finish soon after the second night falls.
 

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Craig, yep, it's me. Keith didn't get in either. Oh well, on to plan B, whatever that is. Congrats to those who did get in!
 

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If anyone wants to train on the course for Grindstone I only live 15 min from the start and would luv to join you. I like to have a partner when i run up there. It is very mountainous and would like company incase of getting lost. Also, after reading the other post about animals in 100 milers I am scared now....lol<br><br>
if you plan on running up there shoot me an email so i can join you<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Thanks<br><br>
Marc
 

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I'm sitting at #210 out of 214 on the HRH wait list... which means I'll be waiting until at least next year to run Hardrock! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Can I ask an honest question....<br><br>
What makes Grindstone an "INSTANT CLASSIC?" Everyone is going gaga over this race yet no one seems to even be giving the new Iroquois race the same respect.
 
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