We are on the downhill side of the hills of the Shawnee National Forest and should hit the finish line about 7:15. We've only got two legs yet to run and then we'll be in Golconda (population 726), on the banks of the Ohio River.
I've been very impressed with how they organized this River to River Run. They have 240 teams with 8 runners each, in addition to family and friends who come to watch the race. That is a lot of motel rooms, gas, snacks and meals for a very rural region.
Our team is talking of doing the Market to Market, an 86 mile race in NE. Who knows, some of us might make it out there.
A regional initiative like these road races can help to tie a region together and provide an economic boost.