Tuesday, April 1, 2008

MDRA Announces New Summer Race Series

MDRA will be sponsoring a new race series this summer. The "Hotter than Hell" series will consist of six 4.1 mile (6.66 kilometer) races. The first race is June 6 at 6:00 PM. It's sponsored by the MN Women Runners League, and will be called the Ladies for Hades 6.66K.

"It's been so hot the last few years, this seemed like the logical next step." said MDRA board member Colin Farbotko. "After a summer of racing in hell, 70 degrees at the Twin Cities Marathon will feel great. To get in the mood, I've been listening to a lot of death metal."

Farbotko added, "I will eat your soul!" then burst into a searing metal guitar solo.

Series results will be tracked by the malevolent dark lord Gaul, one of Satan's minions & co-race director, and posted on the MDRA website after each race.

Due to anticipated race day heat in excess of 1000 degrees, water stations will be located every 100 meters. Each race will kick off with the national anthem, followed by a sing-along version of Van Halen's "Runnin with the Devil."

Series races include:
Ladies for Hades - sponsored by the MN Women Runners League
Hell's Wells - to benefit the MN Clean Water Project
Beelzebub & Grub - bring a canned food donation for $6.66 off the entry fee.
Underworld Relays - 6x6.6K relay event
Dirt Devil - cross counrty race
Cruisin' fer' Lucifer - series finale

There will be no cash prizes, but the top three finishers in each age group get to keep their souls.

1 comment:

Rob said...

Where can I sign up?