Run (Afton State Park) 3:15:00  11.8 mi (16:32 / mi)
Was invited to run along with this group's annual run, I thought it was the skier group and volunteers, but it turned out it was the trail runner group and volunteers... maybe the dead runner's society, maybe just the ultrarunners. Who knows but they were much more entertaining than I expected.
We ran mostly on the deer trails, starting from the visitor building and through the buckthorn. We really hit a lot of areas of the park -- and a lot of the back routes for sure.
And along the way, there were aid stations! Yeah, John S. put them out for us.... one at the "arch" area near the creek by the snowshoe trail, and others in equally remote places. With juice, bagels, meat, chocolate, oranges and socializing.
There were a few "challenges" along the way.... at the river, a 100 ft swim to a water jug; winner got a $75 gift certificate AND free entry to a 50K event. Only four people even tried so the odds were pretty good!
I've run with other ultra runners before and I really enjoy the relaxed nature. For sure they're in shape and can run fast.... but they seem just as happy to run slow, moderately, walk, whatever. I think I'll do more of this.
Afterwards there was a potluck and lots of free stuff (a few running shop owners had things to get rid of.)
I totally underestimated this group; I really wish I wore my Icebugs.. had no idea we'd be off trail and it was slick. And, the run was much sillier than I'd imagined. Good group.