IT IS HERE…Vol State, once again!

Posted: July 10, 2013 by smrtnsasy in Race Reports
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OK, it is here, Vol State 2013. Richard will run the race uncrewed, or screwed, as the race website posts it. The race is a 500K (314 miles). The start is in Dorena, MO all the way to Castle Rock, Ga. The race will start July 11 at 7:30 am.

All he has with him is one small pack to carry on his back while he races for days, similar to the pack he carried last year in the photos below. His plan is to be outdoors the entire time, sleeping where ever he can find a semi-comfortable place. A hotel will come into play ONLY if there are severe storms where he may need to take some sort of shelter.

Richard's pack for Vol State 2012, weighed approximately 6 lbs.

Richard’s pack for Vol State 2012, weighed approximately 6 lbs. Loaded. Ready to go.

All the supplies in Richard's pack (except water) for Vol State 2012

All the items in Richard’s pack (except water) for Vol State 2012

Richard will drive to the finish of the race tomorrow where he will be driven over the course to the beginning.  There is a website for the race if anyone would like to track him while he runs, http://www.tinyurl.com/volstate2013 (Westbrook is number 55 on the map). If not, we will be posting updates as often as we can on here. Once again, he is uncrewed with NO support, as most of the runners are in this race. They are starting with 55 individual runners and some relay teams as well.

Richard with his pack, ready to go, at start of Vol State 2012.

Richard with his pack, ready to go, at start of Vol State 2012.

Old drive-in theater north of Martin, TN in first day of run last year, Vol State 2012

Old drive-in theater north of Martin, TN in first day of run last year, Vol State 2012

Wish him luck, follow his progress, and read the results and his thoughts on the race afterwards.

~ Season Westbrook

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