2021 Back 9 Endurance Run Recap

The 2021 Back 9 Endurance Run hosted and organized by the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge went off without a hitch at the Lodge on May 29th and 30th! 

The inaugural running of this event had perfect weather (50-60 degrees during the daytime and 40-55 degrees during the night time), and even the bugs cooperated (for the  most part)!

The race is a 3.5 mile loop around the Lodge property. Runners choose to run for 12 or 24 hours. In that time, they run as many laps as they can. Each lap started and ended at the gazebo next to the historic Lodge building. As runners completed each lap, they recorded their lap time, and then either head out for another lap or X out on the board and call it a race!

Below is a summary of the results. 

  • 12-hour solo: Kate McCloud, 16 laps (57.6 miles)
  • 24-hour solo: Janelle Gomez, 20 laps (72 miles)
  • 12-hour 2-person team: The Lone Rangers , 14 laps (50.4 miles)
  • 12-Hour 4-person team: The Heavy Breathers,  13 laps (46.8 miles)
  • 24-hour 4-person team: Total Hardness, 29 laps (104.4 miles)

More detailed results and pictures from the race can be found on the Back 9 Endurance website.

It was wonderful to see runners meeting and exceeding their goals, running their farthest distance yet, cheering each other on, and having fun. And the medals (hand made by Aaron Maki of Old Hand Design Company) and shirts (printed by Beau Warren at Tee See Tee) were a fun benefit for the participants.

We are looking forward to the 2022 Back 9 Endurance Run, and hope you are able to join us!

 

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