Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon

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May the Hills be with You (Read 293 times)


A Dance with Monkeys

    A long time ago in a forest far away...

    Episode IV
    A New Hope
    It is a period of monkey war.
    Rebellious runners, racing
    through a dense forest, have won
    their first victory against
    the secret Monkey Empire

    During the race, several
    runners managed to catch
    sight of and escape from the
    Empire's ultimate weapon,
    FLYING MONKEYS, vile winged
    beasts with enough strength to
    destroy an entire jogger.

    Pursued by the Empire's
    winged agents, a horde of
    marathoners race to their
    finish line, custodian of the
    knowledge that can save
    their people and restore
    freedom to the hills...

    That.  And 23 days to go.  And, as before:

    - Packet pickup will still be at the Gordon JCC on November 21, 2008 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 if sleep is not important to you.

    - The night before the marathon, Dallas has arranged for an all-you-can-eat thing at Savarino's Cucina, a family-owned, small Italian restaurant with great cookies. This is where we did it last year. The cost will be $15 per person. Cash. If you want to go, hold on to your horses and Dallas or I will get your info in about one more week. This is the location: 2121 Belcourt Avenue; Nashville, TN 37212.

    - Bring food.  If you want.  Monkey runners and volunteers always seem to outdo each other and those in prior years.  A veritable smorgasbord.  I think Monkeys like to eat stringy runners, so the more there is to eat postrace, the safer you will be.  Bring something salty if you can, since most folks seem to like to make dessertish foods.

    - Based on my undying faith that people are fundamentally less foolish than you runners seem to be, I suspect that a couple of you have actually found wisdom and are planning on not running Monkey.  If you are one of the wise, please let me know; there is a waiting list of less enlightened folk who are hoping a spot opens up.  Also, if we know that you are not coming, we won't worry that some monkey caught and ate you when you don't finish.

    Fools.
    Trent

      blah blah

      How do you keep your feet on the ground, when you know you were born to fly?

       

      Just a girl who runs.


      Hoodoo Guru

        And also with you.

        The tangents are moot.

         

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        In it for the long run..

          Let us Pray.

          "It's not who wins the workout..."

          DoppleBock


            I wonder what a Monkey bib is going for these days on e-bay

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            2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

             


            A Dance with Monkeys

              I think you have to pay people to take them.