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I'm looking ahead and placing this October 20th event on my tentative schedule.<br><br><a href="http://www.erie-runnersclub.org/RaceInfo/upcoming_events_view_detail.php?eventID=67" target="_blank">Presque Isle Endurance Classic 12 hour run</a><br><br>
Before I ran here <a href="http://rootsrunner.blogspot.com/2006/10/race-report-running-in-circles-at.html" target="_blank">last year</a>, I never knew how enjoyable an event like this could be. Its a nice, safe atmosphere in which to push one's self to a new personal record. The one-mile loop provides the opportunity to carry little (or none) gear/nutrition and also to get to see and support participants of all ages. Last year, an 80 year-old did 35 miles!<br><br>
Altoids, Meri, dg1? Flounder?<br><br>
Just putting it out there. Depending how I do at my Oct 7th marathon, I'll probably end up here for a long run.
 

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Let me add:<br><br>
Cost of the event was $5. Not bad for a chip timed event. You can pay additional for the optional shirt or plaque. I hear the fee is going up to $10 this year.<br><br>
The course is a completely flat one-mile loop that goes around the waterworks lagoon in Presque Isle State Park near Erie PA. The course goes right through the parking lot and you can set-up your own personalized aid station.
 

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I would love to do a 12 hour - and $5 is tough to beat! Unfortunately October is a busy marathon month so I won't be there. What race are you doing on the 7th?
 

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I'm running Portland, OR on October 7th.<br><br>
For the 12 hour- Yes, the price is right.<br><br>
And by the way, this event is good for anyone. Even if your goals are less than 12 hours. Last year, someone came out, ran a marathon, and stopped. Another did 50km and stopped. And others started, stopped, and returned to the course later in the day.<br><br>
One need not do the entire 12 hours to run at this event.<br><br>
I'm hoping some of our NE Ohio, PA, or Western NY friends will come out.
 

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I love what this paragraph says:<br><br>
PURPOSE: The purpose of this unique event is to invite any person to run/walk a distance beyond that which he/she has previously achieved, and thus establish what will be referred to as a Personal Endurance Record. This event is designed to support and assist individuals in their endurance efforts by creating a comfortable, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Promotion of cardiovascular fitness is the prime purpose of this event. This is not a competitive race. You will be competing with yourself and your own limits and abilities, not those of others. The intent is to challenge each individual's personal stamina by exceeding a previous distance or endurance record.
 

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I can't do it, but it looks like something I'd like to do someday. It'd be fun to be a helper too, instead of a runner. I wonder if it draws a different kind of runner than the more conventional races do.
 

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I've been to this park and my friend <i>Grateful Head</i> runs this most years. Definitely on the to-do list.
 

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I wish - but my family is a visiting the mouse in FL<br><br>
I am thinking a little about the FANS 24 hour in MN in June 2008 (2.42) mile loop around the lake - Again same idea safe - flatish - lots of aide and comradre.
 

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I might consider this! It will fall about a month after the megatransect, so I should be ready to try another event by then.<br><br>
Did you find the one mile loop to be repetitive, though? Is the scenery nice enough to afford a little distraction?<br><br>
I think if I could find another slow runner to keep me company, I'd want to do this.
 

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Bux- I like the "purpose" statement as well.<br><br>
It does have a different draw. The one-mile course allow a safe locale for anyone to attempt to go further than ever before. Most of the competitors were older. Even some of my ultrarunner aquaintances tell me that I ran in the old-folks race.<br><br>
I like the scene, as I got to see runners that I would never see in any other race. There was an 80-year old, whom I saw and spoke to each time passed. There was local legend Art M, at 69 years old still going strong. He's done near 275 ultras and 275 marathons. Seeing, and running with, these folks is fun. In most races I would never see them.<br><br>
Every single person involved with the event was entirely supportive and encouraging. I liked that.
 

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Linda, I was hoping you'd see this.<br><br>
This is a good venue for you to push your limits. You can start and stop and any time within the 12 hours. Don't have to start at the opening gun. Run as little, or as much as you wish.<br><br>
You set up an aid station by your car, which you run past each loop. The course is around a lagoon, along the tree-lined roads and parking lot. You cannot see the other runners on the other side of the loop. It's scenic enough to distract, with Lake Erie on one side and the lagoon on the other.<br><br>
Most ultras are not spectator events, but this type of venue your family can get involved and see you each and every mile. They can even sign-up themselves!<br><br>
I'm thinking about this event again this year. Not sure I'll train for it like last year, but I'm starting to look forward to another Presque Isle run.<br><br>
Hope it works into your schedule.<br>
~Lloyd
 

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Lloyd-<br><br>
Just saw this. It would be a great training run for JFK. I missed it last year due to my Ski Patrol medical refresher and again it is scheduled the same day. I'm checking into doing the refresher at another hill...<br><br>
We'll see.<br>
Dave
 

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This sounds wonderful. If I'm anywhere near the area, and my ITB can take it, I'd love to do it. And run slowly with the lovely Linda.
 

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This would be a wonderful long run, although it's very far to go for a long run. But, I am going to occasionally let myself peek into this thread.<br><br>
A similarly organized race I <span style="text-decoration:underline;">will</span> do one year, but at the marathon distance, is the Self Transcendence Marathon in NY. <a href="http://www.srichinmoyraces.org/us/races/marathon" target="_blank">http://www.srichinmoyraces.org/us/races/marathon</a>
 

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This year (2007) I have too many things going on, but in 2008 if I decide to run the Comrades Marathon in South Africa (2009 is the "downhill" year) this would be a good training run just to see how far I can go in 12 hours as that is the time limit for Comrades (56 miles).
 

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<i>The 12-hour calls your name.</i><br><br>
I saw a few "maybes" over in the other thread. You?<br><br>
This year, I'm running a marathon two weeks prior. Not sure how the 12-hour will go.<br><br>
Last year, there were 3 other Coolrunners in the event. No matter one's pace, you get to see each other multiple times throughout. Inspiring to see people from all walks of life participate. Its a nice safe environment for anyone to go for a personal record.<br><br>
Now the prospect to run with fellow Kickrunners? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1"><br><br>
Beware the price increase. It doubled this year to $10.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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I'm still a maybe. Let's see how September goes for me.
 

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Since the topic of a 12-hour run is already here, I thought I'd ask a question related to the concept<br><br>
I was thinking on a whim of doing the 12 hour version of this event <a href="http://www.pctrailruns.com/SF_One_Day.htm" target="_blank">San Francisco One Day Run</a><br><br>
Here's the thing. I've been on about 20 mpw because of tri-training for the past couple of months. I plan on upping the mileage after the tri in mid-September, but is this type of event just a little too much to ask for someone like me, or doable since I can monitor my pace and all that stuff?
 

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roots, in the forum name thread, it seemed you mentioned this race as one of the road ultras? Is this correct, that it is run on a road? What's the surface like?
 
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