Mile 19 Hill is Named!

Conquer "Catalina Crush" Hill

There was over 54 hill name suggestions submitted following the 2009 race, but only one name was chosen- Catalina Crush, suggested by Jon Clark.  Thanks to everyone who submitted a name, Jon has won himself a free entry into the 2010 Catalina Eco Marathon!

Come earn your buffalo finisher medal by experiencing Catalina Crush, the famous hill at mile 19 on the marathon course. After conquering the hill stop at the mile 19 aid station to gulp down an official Catalina Crush drink to re-energize! To best describe this hill to those that haven't ran it, read this poem written by Scott Cline, a Catalina Eco Marathon Legacy Runner.

For three years now, as I approach the base and look up at those people WAY up there at the top, I say a
LITTLE PRAYER
While I'm on it, I think of my farm heritage and low-gear strength requirements
TRACTOR PULL
and as I start I always have
HIGH HOPES
that's when I get to the top I can feel the Ancient Roman victory cheer
VENI - VIDI - VICI (I came - I saw - I conquered)
and head on down to the aid station feast.

Scott Cline

 

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