22nd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run (Pray for rain!)

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I have uploaded ALL  images from the 22nd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run… in total over 1200 pictures! Please click this direct link to the  www.nolaPIC.com gallery where you can see and purchase the current photos.

The files are 29mb each so you can order huge and high quality prints of your images!!! 🙂



The 22nd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run is coming up on July 19 2009 at 8AM at the Bonnet Carret Spillway, in Norco, LA.

The 2nd largest “Trail Run” in the nation offers a scenic and demanding cross country course and is  a lot of fun to do AND watch. Field limited to the first 2000 entrants (new). Awards to the top 500 finishers!

Please “pray for rain” !!! I will be shooting the event and I will be posting prints for sale at this link (where images from previous years are still available).

The first 1-1/4 miles is atop the spillway levee. The course turns down the levee into the spillway and proceeds thru the “gauntlet”. This section of the course generally provides the most water, mud and fun, perhaps at the expense of ones shoes  ( suggestion…do not wear new shoes!) As the course makes a sharp left turn onto the main trail you continue on the pathway parallel to the canal back towards the finish line. Along the way you may expect sharp turns, log jumps, muddy/slippery sections, low limbs and a wooden bridge. Beautiful dense forest canopy provides great shade along the way. Enjoy the primitive beauty and please be careful so that you have a fun and exciting experience and return again next year.

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Thanks to NOMAMBO (New Orleans Area Mountain Bike Organization) and to the many NOTC volunteers for their work in building and maintaining the course. Course difficulty depends on pre-race rainfall. We need lots of rain 2 weeks prior to the race date!

For more info please visit: RunNotc.org.

See ya in the mud!