griddles wrote:Hi I have a couple of questions about this race. First how much is the registration fee? I looked on the website and didn't see it even though it is probably there in big red letters.
And secondly my dad is interested in doing this race. He runs marathons in Iowa in about 4 hours. He has been up about 8 14ers here. Any comments as to if this is a good idea for him, or will he miss the cut off times? I talked to him yesterday and he seemed pretty confident of finishing, but was a little hesitant due to the altitude. Any first hand accounts would be helpful.
The cutoff time is pretty generous in my opinion. It is 14.5 miles and gains 4,000ft (or less than 300' per mile). Last year the cutoff was 4.5 hours. A fit hiker (and if he runs marathons, I'd call that fit) should have no problem walking the entire thing and making the cutoff.
I was extremely nervous for last year, which was my first race, and I didn't get a chance to train at all. I finished below the cut off.
I paid $60 for the race last year and it was a great time.