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Change of Management: Rio Del Lago

May 29, 2013 By: John Blue Category: Trails, Ultrarunning

riologoIt looks like the Rio Del Lago 100 is under new management!

Word is out that the more low-key (as compared to the Western States Endurance Run), local 100-mile race is now being directed by Julie Fingar and the NorCal Ultras team.

Fingar is better known for directing the American River 50 and Way Too Cool 50K, so she should be up to the task.

One of the more intriguing aspects of this management change is a date change. Historically, the run was held in early to mid September, where the temps could be iffy but somehow seemed to land on “hot” or “very hot.”.

“There are fewer ultras in general in Northern California in the late fall and we wanted to provide a “year-end” event prior to leading into the winter,” says Fingar. “All the fall ultra classics are great trainers heading in to and culminating with RDL in November.”

This year, the race will be held on November 9th. Of course, weather in late fall can be iffy, too, but is generally more likely to be pleasantly cool than unbearably hot. (The website claims the average temperature on this day is 66F.)

Too bad I’ve retired from ultras! I might be tempted to try this one out!

(Updated to include comment from Julie Fingar.)

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