Sunday, January 24, 2010

Full Moon River Run

Please join me and several others next Saturday evening for a run on the frozen St. Croix River.

Meeting Time & Place:
9pm, my house just a few miles north of Stillwater

Start time:
9:30-10pm. Course begins in Marine, about 15 minutes from my house. We will car pool

Course:
Marine on the St. Croix (about 13 miles north of Stillwater) to Stillwater on the St. Croix River- mostly on the river, some jaunts onto islands as the spirit moves

Distance:
15 miles

Terrain:
snow covered, snowmobile trails, some choppy ice

Duration:
3-3.5 hours. 12-15min/mile pace. Very casual, significant amounts of walking. My goal is to keep heart rate below 170.

Supplies:
self-supported, carry all your own food and liquids

Why:
not sure, except that there will be a full moon and running on the river is absolutely beautiful

You will:
run under the iron High Bridge,

see ice falls flowing out of limestone cliffs,



see the 100 ft ice fall near Stillwater,

and end by running into the beautifully lit, downtown Stillwater.

Let me know before evening on Wednesday, January 27 if you are interested in joining us.
If the weather turns warm this week, and the river is not safe, the venue will change to a 13.5 run on an easy, non-technical trail course nearby.











3 comments:

greg said...

This sounds really awesome. Way to go on putting it together. I administer a Facebook "fan" page for the St. Croix River and there's about 12,000 fans.

Would you mind if I posted a link to this on the Facebook page? There might be a few folks in the audience who would be interested in joining you.

If you're intending to keep it a more private affair, that's totally understandable and I won't post it without your go ahead.

Cheers,
Greg

Steve said...

Dang, I have dinner plans Saturday evening. Sounds like a great time. Maybe another time, Joel. Have fun!

Lisa said...

Dang. Sounds fun, too bad I don't run!