Anyone who came out to the farm could tell you – Furrow XC + CX 2013 was a huge success in spite of the bitter cold!
The total raised for Washington Tornado Relief was $986 after expenses. Coach Melick decided to round up to an even $1000 to support our neighbors in need.
We could not have done this without all of the racers, friends, families, and local businesses that supported the race. Thanks everyone, see you next year!
And if you’ve already forgotten how much fun Furrow was, Chris Daniels made something for you:
The EPGXC parents have talked about our fundraiser and decided that this year, every single dollar we raise (after expenses) will be sent to the Athletic Tornado Relief Fund set up by Washington Community High School to help purchase athletic equipment for their student athletes lost in last weekend’s storm.
Just a few years ago, Washington’s conference schedule allowed their XC team to come over for the HS invitational, and they made quite the impression, the guys clearly having a good time. In addition, the town has always had a good showing in the Furrow Euro. Their girls XC team had a fabulous showing this fall, Coach Troy Walcott led his girls to a Sectional Championship and a 12th place finish in the State (which I must say is a fine place for a team to place ).
Coach Michael Melick
Hi everyone! The bridge is coming along nicely and we’ll be marking both the run and the bike courses this week. Fear not, the run will still get your feet wet with multiple creek crossings. Bikes only cross once per lap, at a very rideable spot. Mountain bikes are permitted, you just have to take the bar ends off (the little horns on the outer ends of your handlebars). Worried about our bridge construction skills? Check this out:
First, the runners. Here’s a sneak peak at the race shirt and mason jar trophy:
Second, riders will be crossing the bridge these guys are building:
Third, we will have one of these to fill up your mason jar:
Due to popular demand we have added a 40+ Masters cyclocross race! It will run concurrently with the Open race due to time constraints (we don’t want people racing in the dark). The only problem is this isn’t on the flyer! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies!
A few reminders:
- Minimum 8 riders in each category for full payout.
- 30 or more riders means payouts DOUBLE
- Pay full price for your first bike race, $10 if you race again
- If you race the run and the bike events you will be doubly awesome
- register here
A few of us headed out to El Paso on Saturday to take a tour of the proposed Furrow CX course. There are a lot of great features out there! This video highlights some (but not all) of them:
For 8 years, the Furrow Euro has been the most fun running race in Central Illinois – an English style cross-country race featuring obstacles, creek crossings, and awesome post-race food.
Furrow Euro 2013 will still be great XC, but now with extra CX! That’s right, after the running is over, get out your bike for some cyclocross. Click here for details.
Proceeds benefit the El Paso-Gridley Cross Country team.
Save the date: Saturday, November 23