The 1908 Trail run event is a one-time event planned for 25-26 April 2020 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The 1908 Trail run is a celebration to honor the 112th Birthday of the Army Reserve. The Army Reserve traditional birthday cake cutting ceremony is at 1300 (1:00 pm) hours. Team and solo site setup are available starting at 0800 (8 am). 1908 challenge run will start promptly at 1424 (2:24 pm) hours. The endurance challenge will continue for 19 hours 8 minutes end at 0932 (9:32 am) hours the following morning.
The significance of the 19 hours and 8 minutes run is to honor the year the Army Reserve, that was federally recognized 23 April 1908. Beginning the race at 1424 hours (2:24pm) signifies when Congress passed Senate Bill 1424. “The Reserve medical officers in the corps could be ordered to active duty by the secretary of war during times of emergency.” (https://archive.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=49633)
This run can be completed with a four-person team or solo. If you do it as a team you are all Rock Stars, as a Solo runner you are just not right in the head. There will be plenty of roots, rocks, mud, dirt trail, and some nice double track. Generally, this is a technical adventure trail run.
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