Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Switchback Challenge Race 2012

The Switchback Challenge race will be taking place on Saturday, October 13, 2012 with all proceeds going towards the Meadow Vista Community Center. Event registration is at 7:00 am and race time begins at 9:00 am. at the parking lot of the Foothill Christian Fellowship on Surgarpine Road just off of Placer Hills Road. This year’s race is designed to coincide with the Oktoberfest taking place in downtown Meadow Vista that evening.

With challenges being issued to the CHP Team winners of last year’s Silver Cup Trophy, Placer High School Cross Country Team believes they will relive the law enforcement agency of the coveted award. Cheerleaders from Bear River High School have allegedly challenged the Cheer team from Colfax and rumors continue to stir the foothills with challenges being issued daily to various law enforcement teams and athletic teams, including Colfax Varsity Football Players, as the excitement builds.

“This course is my favorite training run. Think of it as a 10K on steroids, clearly brutal if you race it but pleasant and remarkably scenic if you take your time,” said Dr. Gordon Ainsleigh DC, age 64, Founder of the Western States 100 mile run.
The course is nestled in the Sierra Foothills, featuring 6.6 miles of a variety of topography ranging from gently rolling hills to 3 steep hills. The race course itself has been set up to be 100% trail course with the exception of the first and last 200 meters. In a unique twist, event organizer's are changing the direction of the run to be in the clockwise direction.

On-line registration is encouraged with categories for Adult Run/Walk, Under 18 Run/Walk and seniors, age 55+, Run/walk. Standard entry does include gender specific Sport Tec or similar athletic short sleeved sport t-shirt, commemorative bib number, finishers ribbon and eligibility for awards. In line with the events credo, taken from Romans, “We rejoice in our suffering knowing that suffering produces endurance and produces character.”
Together let’s get the Meadow Vista Community Center finished that is the result we want to produce! If you would like to donation please make check payable to Switchback Challenge- MVCC, P.O. Box 598, Meadow Vista California 95722. For more information and specific details please visit http://switchbackchallenge.com/

The Silver Switchback Challenge Trophy

John Arrabit on Sugar Pine Mountain Trail, Event Organizer and member of last years winning team. Will 2012 be the year that the coveted Trophy will go to another team, say Placer County Sheriff's Department - come out to cheer your team on!

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