Some race photos are available here (more coming soon):
Photos by Rock/Creek’s Jeff Bartlett
Well, the Rock/Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon is in the books, and if you’ve never seen 550 runners streaming through the woods on what turned out to be a 90-degree day, you missed out! This event just gets bigger and bigger every year, and it’s easy to see why.
Aaron Saft is dominating the Rock/Creek trail series right now, following up his course record at the Rock/Creek River Gorge trail race with a convincing win in the Scenic City Trail Marathon. His winning time of 2:47:44 works out to 6:24 minutes-per-mile! Second-place finisher Josh Wheeler, of the Rock/Creek race team, joined Aaron as the only two runners finishing in less than 3 hours.
The story of the day, however, has to be the Rock/Creek Race Team’s Sarah Woerner. Her time — 3:13:34 — absolutely obliterates the old women’s race record, by about 25 minutes. She finished fifth overall, more than 40 minutes ahead of the second-place female runner! Sarah, we’re in awe.
Nuun active hydration had a tent set up right at the finish line to make sure everyone had a chance to rehydrate on what turned out to be a pretty hot day. SmartWool gave away more socks than I could even count; The North Face, Vasque, and Salomon all gave away shoes as well. Greenlife had a great setup with fresh fruit for everyone, which everyone appreciated!
Here are the preliminary (unofficial) results:
Women’s Trail Marathon:
Men’s Trail Marathon, Masters age group:
Women’s masters top finishers not yet available
Women’s 1/2 Marathon:
Men’s 1/2 Marathon, Master’s age group:
Women’s 1/2 Marathon, Master’s age group:
Keep an eye on this blog, as we’ll post the full race results as soon as they are available, as well as a full recap of the race on Monday!