Thirteen intrepid souls left Riverfront Park at 6:00 am for a 34.3 mile run to the top of Mount Spokane. This race has held a special place in my heart since doing it back in 2011. A friend of mine said he was running it but he wasn't at the start so something must have happened. I was only able to be out there for a couple of hours so the photos I captured are of the first 12-14 miles. I hope they all did okay in this heat.
First water stop and it's already hot.
Heading north on Market.
The leader was well out in front.
This guy had music blasting.
Getting caught by a relay runner.
The only solo woman.
James Derby's thirteenth consecutive running of this race.