Thursday, December 6, 2012


As I have written here before, there is nothing like the Hellgate 100K to cap off the year, and this year's race will be extra special as Hellgate 2012 will mark the final ultra of my 40's! The past ten years of ultrarunning have introduced me to the most amazing, talented, and generous people, and the video below is a tribute to my favorite race and the friends who, over the years, have made the event so special. I filmed it in 2008 at the pr-race dinner, asking friends to respond to the simple question, "What one word describes Hellgate?" I also filmed the sunrise and full moon over Headforemost Mountain (mile 26), a section of the Devil Trail (mile 36), the final climb from the last aid station (mile 60), and the aftermath at the lodge. There are also photos of runners whom you might recognize--runners from far and near who made the trek to learn about what makes the event so epic, some of whom we miss very much, as they have moved away or who are no longer running trails. Enjoy...hopefully you will get a sense of what all the fuss is about, and perhaps make a promise to join us in 2013!


Kim said...

Wow what a nice montage. And how many of the runners I know now..and are my friends.

Maybe I should put this on my running list, if I continue to improve,for 2013.

ultrarunnergirl said...

Ha! I love the Vicki and Barb show bit. Classic!
One of these years, I may get out there to see why you all love Hellgate so much.

alyssa said...

Sophie!! I will be thinking of you and the others out on the Hellgate course this weekend. Have fun and enjoy it :) Congrats on an amazing 10 years of ultrarunning, and I'm looking forward to sharing the trails with you in the next 10!

Becky at Prairie Runner said...

New follower!!!! I can't wait to read all about your running!!!!