New for this year was the inclusion of a separate awards ceremony for presenting the series awards. In years past the RNUTs awards have been presented at the end of the final race in the series. This year Josh and Gina, creators of the Mountain Junkie brand, decided to offer a 6-8 mile social run and then follow that up with a pot luck cook out, door prizes and the series awards presentations. It worked out well and I hope this will continue as the new tradition.
|2012 RNUTs Social Run route|
The 6-8 mile trail run was held on the trails around Mill Mountain. It was nice to just be out on a casual and social training type run with people that I usually only race with. Being an adrenaline junkie of sorts I wanted to do something to make the run a little more interesting though, so after about a mile and a half I decided to throw myself into the ground at just such an angle so as to take a big chunk of skin out of my knee.
|Nice and cleaned up now, but its deeper than it looks.|
|Bonus abrasions on the forearm!|
|All participants who complete the required 4 events get a super nice pull over jacket. Also pictured is my $100 gift certificate and my 2nd place Age Group award.|
Great start to the day! I appreciate the way the Mountain Junkies reinvest so much back into the running community and the race participants. One guy was awarded a GoPro camera today and I was awarded a Garmin GPS watch as a door prize at the 2010 RNUTs awards. 2013 RNUTs is definetly on my calendar!