FKA Stanky Creek 50k/25k, I have decided to bring this gem of a race back for a new vision. It's still going to pack a punch on the trails with potentially grueling heat that our mid-south summer weather brings, but you will have a new focus on this race. For you that do not know, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This is especially important to me, since my daughter Olivia was diagnosed with ALL leukemia in July 2018. Since that time I have tried to figure out ways to help St. Jude in anyway I can. So I came up with Fortitude trail race. This race will be a non-profit race, and all funds will be donated to St. Jude. I am an active St. Jude Hero and know what its like to be a patient family now. So I know these trails well at Nesbit Park and have always enjoyed every minute I have spent on the course. I also know what it takes to make it through the weather. So as the name of the race was inspired by the fortitude of each and every patient in St. Jude, I now have challenged each of you to find the fortitude inside yourself to challenge yourself with this race to help a great cause and also work toward conquering your own inner fortitude. Good Luck and see you in September.