Wednesday, January 21, 2009

race headquarters

The Jefferson Memorial Forest has a special event planned each Valentine's Day at the Manor House (Lodge) in the Horine section of the Forest. This Lodge has been used the last several years as the LLTH race headquarters as it kept everyone out of the weather and did so with style & comfort. With a scenic overlook of Louisville off the back deck, the Lodge is also within sight of the start/finish area. Although this special Valentine's Day program starts at 7:30 p.m., it would be difficult to clear & clean up after the race in time to prevent any disruption. So late sign-up, packet pickup, post race food, etc., will be located in a tent in an area allowed by Forest Management. At this time, a location close to last year's start/finish/aid station area is being sought. Back in 2004, the race date also fell on Valentine's Day, however, the Lodge was not an issue. The start/finish was located at the Welcome Center that year.

Official announcement from the Jefferson Memorial Forest website:

Valentine Forest Retreat
Saturday, February 14, 2009
7:30 - 10 p.m.

Looking for something romantic to do with your sweetheart this year? Why not give them the moon, the stars, and all of Louisville? Join our staff for a romantic, candlelit hike through the Forest that ends with an incredible view of the lights of Louisville. The hike's destination is the Forest's beautiful Manor House where you'll be greeted by a roaring fire to warm you up, hot beverages and desserts provided by local bakeries. Meets in the Horine Reservation.
Fee: $25 per couple

This fills up every year. If interested, contact the Welcome Center at 11311 Mitchell Hill Road, (502) 368-6856.


Tim said...

Are the storms/power outages causing any issues for the race? And/or might hotels be affected still that weekend? My cousin in Louisville reports that some places may not have power for 2 weeks. That takes us up right to the race.

Jeffro said...

Unfortunately if Ed has lost power, he won't be able to tell us.

Tim said...

Oh oh. I've emailed both folks (cynthia, todd) from the headfirst site. No reply so far. My cousin in Louisville is on a generator. Not good. She said some of the forest was destroyed. I better call my hotel too and see if they have power. Geez. I hope we can still run.

Jeffro said...

I think last year there was a bad ice/snow storm about a week before the race and we were able to run. I wouldn't worry too much about it.