Race: Yeti Ultra 24 Hour Challenge

Runner: Rodney Brown

Race Date: 2020-05-14

Location: Seattle

Results: Finished

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

  1. My first time running 30+ miles, though this was spread over 24 hours in 6 x 5 mile chunks.
  2. Fun to run in the middle of the night.
  3. Nice to have a goal in these strange times.

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

Got a bad calf cramp for the last five miles, so had to walk that.

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

I ran the exact same five-mile route six times in one day. A little monotonous.

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

All was great, except for the calf cramp at the end. And even being forced to do some walking in the middle of the night wasn’t so bad.

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Plan your schedule in advance. It’s strange to do all of this running, fueling, drying out gear, etc. over 24 hours.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Eat more real food, since you have down time to digest.

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Good.

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

Nope.

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

Nope.

How’s the Swag?

Haven’t gotten it yet.

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

4 stars, mainly because it was a challenge in a time full of canceled races.