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:
Hi everyone, if you want to pre-register for the Furrow Euro you had better get it done today, the web reg sites will close tonight. Race day registration will be available in the barn.
We’ve also updated the bike course map to include the bridge and creek crossing.
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:
click here for registration info!
The fastest Barrel Racer of the day takes home this sweet trophy
Registration is now open for both the Furrow Euro cross-country running race and Furrow Euro CX cyclocross events! (sorry, they have to be separate)
Sign up for the Furrow RUN RACE
Sign up for the Furrow CX BIKE RACES
Still not sure what this is all about? Click here for more information.
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