Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon

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Oh, wouldn't it be great if I was crazy? (Read 27 times)


Unfortunate Miles

    Oh, wouldn't it be great if I was crazy?

     

    Then the world would be okay. Then the doom that already happened in the past but will happen in your future won’t happen.

     

    You see, it’s about the secret army. The Army of the Twelve Monkeys. They're the ones who run in the woods. That's why I'm here. I have to find them. That's my mission. I just have to locate them because they have planned to race in its pure form, before it mutates. When I locate them, they'll send a scientist back here. That scientist will study the runners. Then when he goes back to the present, he and the rest of the scientists will make a cure.

     

    You think I’m crazy. That’s why you locked me up here. But I don’t belong here. I need to get back into the woods.

     

    This is a place for crazy people. I’m not crazy.

     

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    From your future that is yet to arrive -

     

    - For those wondering where their friends and family members can watch them on the course, read on. The Warner Parks have just made changes to the roads to limit the impact of people in the park, and now the front half of the park will be closed to cars except for race volunteers. However, the back half will still be wide open and accessible. With that in mind, the very best place for your people to watch you is actually just near the start/finish line. Runners take off and run across the field to the road. Where y’all go onto the road is a place where you will return at miles 11, 14 and 25.7. This is a great place to spectate. Ask race morning and we can show you.

     

    - You cannot train for Monkey. Don't bother with a taper.

     

    - The race drink this year will again be SWORD (http://drinksword.com). I know some of you think that you should not try a new drink on race day. If you had that kind of smarts, you would not be running this race. SWORD is great and very easy drinking. Don’t be scared. We will also have Huma (http://www.humagel.com) energy gels on the course for you.

     

    - Volunteers are awesome, remember to tell them that when you see them out on the course!

     

    - PLEASE: if you won't be able to make it to Monkey, please let me know so we don’t spend the days to come looking for you out on the course.

     

    - Packet pickup will be at the Gordon JCC on November 18, 2017 between 2pm and 4pm. The JCC is located at 801 Percy Warner Blvd, Nashville, TN 37148. This is less than 2 miles from the race start/finish area. Here is a map to the GJCC: http://tinyurl.com/MonkeyPacketPickup . Packet pickup will also be available race morning adjacent to the starting line.

     

    - For those of you who want a post-race shower but are checking out of your hotel room, you can return to the JCC located at 801 Percy Warner Blvd, Nashville, TN 37148. They will need you to show your bib and bring your own towel and soap. They may also charge you the $10 guest fee.

     

    - Bring food! We should celebrate the year of the fire monkey with a big feast. We ask that you bring some food and/or drink to share with the rest of the monkeys post race pot-luck style. As always, I will be making home-made monkey pumpkin pies. Lots of them. What will you bring?

     

    - Yazoo Brewing will provide us adult drinks after the race to those who are of the correct drinking age. Yazoo is good brew, local and tasty. If you want to enjoy some, please bring your ID with you to the race. You don't have to run with it, but once the beer is available after noon, you will need your ID. If you want to tweet your grand appreciation for this, use these tags: @YazooBrew and @yazoobrewmaster

     

    - Your registration info is posted on the Monkey's website AND here: http://www.runningahead.com/events/Monkey/participants. Please take a look to make sure it is correct.

     

    - HELP US SUPPORT THE PARKS: we plan to have swag for sale at packet pickup and then post-race, with all proceeds going to support the Friends of Warner Parks, the charity that keeps Monkeyville spectacular. All this swag has already been bought, so anything you contribute you may consider a donation as far as I’m concerned. This year, we will have original and unique Hatch posters, extra Silipint cups, singlets and prior years' shirts. Hatch posters and cups are $10, Spirit of Nashville posters will be $20. I will have pictures of these on our Facebook site in the next week or so. Shirt prices will vary depending on which one you like. Cash appreciated. And cheap!

     

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      You don't happen to have old posters, foo you? I lost my 2012 one when I moved a few years ago. Long shot, never hurts to ask.

      I don't half-ass anything

       

      "I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death' and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning

       


      Unfortunate Miles

      Not_Race_Coach


      '15 Forumite of the Year

         

         

        - You cannot train for Monkey. Don't bother with a taper.

         

         

         

        I seem to have quit running. I am not sure if I am succeeding at not training, or failing at the taper thing.

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        runless2eatmore

          if you can't succeed at failing, then you're doing life wrong.

          i find the sunshine beckons me to open up the gate and dream and dream ~~robbie williams

            - You cannot train for Monkey. Don't bother with a taper.

             

            My plan is to start tapering after Monkey.

            Not_Race_Coach


            '15 Forumite of the Year

              if you can't succeed at failing, then you're doing life wrong.

               

              I’ve been pretty good at making the best out of poor life choices.

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