We have secured a Plan B venue and course. See all the details here
The following is what we’ll call a bad news sandwich. I won’t bore you with everything that has been going on behind the scenes and keep short and simple.
Good news; Happy New Year to everyone! Bam, it’s 2019!
Bad news; due to the current government shutdown the National Park Service will not be honoring any of their special use permits. This means that unless the government shutdown doesn’t end by Wednesday, we will not be able to have the Frozen Toe 10k on the Chestnut Ridge Loop Trail, as it is entirely on NPS land.
Good news; we have been in the process of securing another race venue and will be announcing it as soon as all details are worked out.
Not all participants give us accurate contact information, so if you know of others that are signed up for the event please let them know of the above information and to be on the lookout for another announcement. A preregistered list can be found here https://mountainjunkies.net/Frozen_Toe_files/Frozen_Toe_PreReg.htm
Special note; unless you have access to an indoor facility that can hold 275 runners, that is near 6.2 miles of trail, please don’t call or email us with questions. We will make an announcement, with all the updates, as soon as we can.
Packet pickup will remain the same;
Thursday 1/10/19 at Gilbert Chiropractic in Salem – 375-3990; from 10-1 & 3-6.
Friday 1/11/19 at Fleet Feet Sports in Roanoke – 4347 Franklin Road – 777-1166; from 10am-7pm
Josh & Gina Gilbert
Mountain Junkies LLC
What message do we go into the new year with?
We started this in 2017 with a suggestion to “do more” or find a new limit.
Last year was “be a buddy, find a buddy” in an effort to get more people on the trails.
This year the message is, leave it better.
How can you leave it better;
say hi to your fellow trail users
pick up trash from the trail and pack it out
sign up for a volunteer work day
kick sticks or rocks off of the trail
stop to move big sticks and logs off the trail
even go so far as to carry a handsaw with you to remove medium size trees off the trail
Whatever it is, make a difference with your time, use your trail time to leave things in better shape.
Join us on Saturday December 15th for the fourth Mountain Junkies holiday cookie run. What could be more fun than running trails and then eating cookies?
Cookies you say?
It’s a simple format with one basic rule. You have to bring homemade cookies to participate.
- We meet at 8:30a.m. at the Hollins University Dining Hall.
- At 9:00a.m. we run the Tinker Creek Greenway to Carvins Cove boat docks and back to Hollins (approximately 7 miles total).
- You don’t have to run the whole way.
- Regardless of speed, I’d suggest everyone turnaround at 30 minutes and head back.
- Please contact Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you plan to attend. We’d like know how many calories we need to burn that week so we can try all the cookies.
Hollins University Map
On the map, the Dining Hall is #22. The Moody Center and we’ll be meeting at the Rathskeller.
Once back we enjoy cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, and oh yeah, socializing with other mountain junkies.
So let’s end the year in the company of friends; sweaty, caffeinated and over sugared.
You can check out all the details of the series here;
and, registration can be found here https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Salem/RoanokeNonUltraTrailSeries
Check out the schedule of events for our 11th Roanoke Non Ultra Trail Series.
Couple things to note;
We are ordering zip up hoodies for the 1/12/19 Frozen Toe 10k.
This year’s RNUTS finishers award will be a Patagonia Classic Synchilla Jacket
Get all the info here https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Salem/RoanokeNonUltraTrailSeries
You can find all the Go Cross results and individual lap rankings here https://mountainjunkies.net/gocross-results/
In an effort to increase the usage of backcountry trails I have added a few maps to the Glenwood Horse Trail page. These maps and runs are based from the Day Creek Day Use area. This is a fantastic area with some great training routes that hold up to all kinds of weather. So when the city parks/trails are muddy and use is inadvisable, you now have a place to go that is about the same distance away. Check it out https://mountainjunkies.net/glenwood-horse-trail/
If you were unable to stay for the awards we will have them at Gilbert Chiropractic for the next two weeks – 212 East Main Street, Salem, VA
M & W – 8-11 and 3-6
T & Thurs – 10-1 and 3-6
There were some pictures taken at the start, finish and during the awards. They will be uploaded to our Facebook Page as soon as we can get them added.