Wednesday, January 7, 2015

1-7-2015 LLTH update

Registration is still available at the official website of LLTH.   Entry fees increase after Tuesday, January 20.  Late registration & also packet pickup is available on Friday, Feb 6, at Ken Combs Running Store from 12 noon to 6:00 pm EST and on race morning from 6:30 - 7:30 am EST at the Horine Center (Lodge) at the FINISH area.

Training runs have been scheduled for Sunday, the 11th and Saturday, the 24th.  Details are listed in the 2015 FAQ.

Quest Outdoors recently announced they're having a FREE pre-race pasta dinner again this year at their store at 2330 Frankfort Road in Louisville (same location as the last 3 years) on Friday night, February 6.  The time has not been set yet, but last year was from 5:30 to 8:00 pm EST. 

The links to each of the courses are listed in the side menu of this blog.  There are no changes to the 6 mile course this year.  Since there are only minor changes to the layout of 15m & 50k, the 2015 course maps are the same as 2014.  Having recently obtained a new Garmin GPS watch though, the new readings suggest the mileages shown on these maps are a little overestimated.

Those familiar with the course will note these trail changes (layout & tread) from last year: 

1. The trailhead for the Blue Trail (start of the 2nd section of the race) has been shifted 200 feet down the gravel road towards the Conference Center.

2. The Siltstone Trail at mile 15.7/27.0 on the out-n-back for the 50k has been smoothed out by a Bobcat loader, filling in the 1 foot to 3 foot deep eroded ditch that ran mostly down the middle of the trail.  About 0.75 miles total of technical single track are now widened, smooth & very non-technical (the hill is still there).

A last minute update, including trail conditions, is scheduled to be posted a few days before race day.