On July 24, 2018, the SRRC had its second annual Ultramarathon. It was an informal 50K that started in front of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. About a dozen members of the club showed up to support Craig and Nathan who ran the entire distance in less than 5 hours.
Last year, Nathan ran the entire distance of the LA River, 52 miles with runners from the club supporting him along the way.
This year, it was easier because we didn't have to run thru a river. The first leg was 14 miles, all the way down to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. (This is a typical run for us during marathon training). Once runners arrived at Grand Park, some runners moved on with the rest of their day and some other runners joined in. They proceeded down Broadway Avenue until they made a right turn at Washington Blvd and headed west for about another 12 miles. The last major transition point took place at the entrance of the Ballona Creek Bike Path and the intersection of La Cienaga and Jefferson in Culver City. A couple of other runners left to finish the rest of their day and some more runners joined along to support Craig and Nathan as they ran the length of the bike path to Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey.
All in all it was a great event and a lot of fun for everyone involved. Special thanks go out to Melissa, who not only drove the entire distance but provided refreshments and moral support that entire distance. The medals you see where created by her!