Mill Creek - photo courtesy Jeff Musick

After hearing about YUTC from Tom and Kirstin last year, Kerry and I decided to give it a try. Bob Combs, Jim Harris and the rest of the Ohio crowd welcomed us to come out. Since they are always coming to the Massanuttens for MMT and the Ring, we figured it was time to return the favor.

Bob Combs - photo courtesy Jeff Musick

We made the 4hr drive the night prior straight from DC/work and got a hotel in Poland Ohio, just a few miles west of the Pa. line. Poland is a nice small town that surprisingly is well equipped for any type shopping you might need coming from out of town. We were only 15 minutes from the start at Mill Creek Park. The start area is at an old log cabin facing Glacier Lake. The trails run around the lake area and I would compare the terrain to rock Creek Park. We were also surprised at how many of the Ohio crowd we knew from other events. Plus, Dan Lehmann showed up all the way from West Virginia for the event. There were some 60+ signed up for the 25K version and another 110+ for the 50K.

Doug and Bill - photo courtesy Jeff Musick

We all began at the reasonable hour of 8AM to crisp 60 degree temps. Bob Combs and Bill Losey just moved out to Evergreen Colorado, but they came back to help Jim Harris one last time as Jim is the new RD.

Kerry - photo courtesy Jeff Musick

The run is a lot of fun, the Ohio group are the most friendly bunch you could run with and the swag and post-race food and drink in the old log cabin are great. I’d recommend this race to anyone looking for a fun event in September.


One Response to WUS goes to YUTC – Sept 17, 2011

  1. Kirstin says:

    YUTC is a must-do and I’m definitely up for this road trip again. The weather in Ohio always seems ideal near the end of September, and the course is really pretty. The NEO Trail Club members and Ohioans in general are the icing on the cake.

    Great photos and report!

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