The weather is uncertain, the trails are muddy, the drop bags are packed, the taper crazies are almost over. That’s right, it’s already Zumbro time! It’s going to be an incredible kickoff to the 2017 Gnarly Bandit Ultra Trail Series! We have 10 stout competitors, strong of leg and true of heart (if a bit short of toenails), including several Gnarly Bandit veterans. We have five outstanding trail races ahead of us that will test their preparation, their determination, and their ability to eat quesadillas and peanut butter for 24+ hours at a crack. And we have an amazing sponsor, Trail Transformation, promising a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, to be divided aiming the survivors… err, victors.
What a year it’s going to be!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing updates, race pictures, and stories as the Gnarlies take on the challenges, expected and unforeseen, that the season holds. In the meantime, Gnarly Bandit runners, our thoughts and cowbells are with you. May your taper be peaceful, your socks clean, and best of luck to every one of you in the first race of the season.
Robyn Reed, Series Director