The 2018 Big Schloss 50k took place this past weekend in nothing short of miracle weather. It was sunny and mild, with blue skies — the only hint of the copious amounts of rain of late were the numerous stream crossings and the trails that were creeks themselves.
Despite wet feet, everyone seemed to enjoy the day. Reminiscent of the 2014 running, Barret Stanton led the race the entire day … until he missed a turn. Brian Greeley and Ryan Quinnelly sauntered into the finish together in a leisurely 6:09. Ryan pushed Brian across the finish line for the official win.
Allison Rosenberg took the win for the women in 7:32, a decisive victory.
Thanks most especially to our volunteers. This year presented a number of challenges and to those who stepped up and made it happen, we owe a debt of gratitude: Aid Station captains and workers, course markers, grill master, finish line helpers, sweeps, trail work participants. A huge thank you goes to the PATC Stonewall Brigade for their dedicated labor on our course despite being thwarted by rain almost every weekend.
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Kirstin Corris’s photos.