It's official. I've signed up for my 3rd 100 miler.....the Javelina Jundred on October 27th 2012! I'm more than a little excited.
Last year I ran the Javelina Jundred as my first 100 miler and seriously loved every second of it. It has the feel of a party. The Zion 100 a few months ago was different. Zion was an adventure. And I love an adventure. Zion will undoubtedly be on my calendar next year. But Javelina is a party.
Javelina Jundred is held close to Jalloween so there are lots of costumes. The desert scenery is beautiful. It's cool to hear packs of coyotes howling in the distance throughout the night. The aid stations resemble a Costco.
The course consists of 15.4 mile loops run washing machine style and I loved watching the race unfold right in front of me. It's cool to see the elite runners coming back the opposite direction and cheer you on while you cheer them on. Since the loops were clockwise then counter-clockwise I never felt bored, and it was impossible to get lost.
I'm excited that my friends Ben and Travis who I ran most of Zion with will also be joining me at the race. Good times will be had by all. (Actually, I'm not sure "good times" is completely accurate for those last 40 miles.)
I think this race will always be special to me because it was my first 100. If you're ever looking to try to tackle the 100 mile beast, the Javelina Jundred would be a great option.