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Race: Holiday Lake 50K++
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Website: http://www.extremeultrarunning.com/hollake.htm
Type: Run - 50 km

Comments from RATS

1. Aaron Schwartzbard: This race is a couple miles longer than 50 km. Depending on which measurements you believe, it's somewhere between 33 and 34.5 miles. That notwithstanding, it's a very good "first" ultra. There are a lot of jeep/fire roads on the course, and the single-track sections are fairly forgiving. People who have only done road races will find the course to be quite hilly. However, compared to most trail races (and hence, ultras), it's fairly flat. There are cabins and bunk houses right at the start/finish area. The cabins are not insulated or heated, so they can get quite chilly in February. The bunk houses are heated, but there are more beds in the bunk houses, so a light sleeper might be disturbed by the 20 other people in the room.

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Aaron Schwartzbard 4:09:15 (View Report)

Saturday, February 14, 2009
Aaron Schwartzbard 3:50:11 (View Report)

Saturday, February 11, 2006
Brett DeWitt
Aaron Schwartzbard 4:09:16 (View Report) Note to self: You gotta eat during the run

Saturday, February 12, 2005
Aaron Schwartzbard 4:05:17 (View Report) Sometimes, even the long races come down to a few second.

Saturday, February 14, 2004
Mark Freeman
Aaron Schwartzbard 4:14:34 (View Report) Nice day for running --- cloudy and cool

Saturday, February 15, 2003
Aaron Schwartzbard 4:31:01 (View Report) 4th overall, 161 starters, 146 finishers