First Trail Race

By | March 26, 2019

This past Saturday, 3/23/19 I did my first trail race which was at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.  This race was a half marathon which turned out to be a challenge.  What appears to be a flat area had some challenging hills to run on the narrow trails.  I ended up falling twice which seemed to be commonplace with the other competitors.  Overall it was a fun event at a facility that I consider one of the gems of the Charlotte area.  The reason I did a trail race and plan to do others is my plan to do the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim (r2r2r) in early October.

The Whitewater Center is a great facility with some wonderful events nearly year-around.  If you live in Charlotte and have yet to visit the facility it is well worth the trip.



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