2002 – New race directors bring a hot year to the Kettles
Whew, it was hot for the Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Runs this year! The heat and humidity were too much for some runners. An additional 27 100 mile runners opted to call it a day at the 100 km point. The results reflect the fact that we gave our 100 mile runners credit for their 100 km time if they dropped out at or beyond that distance. However, medals for place awards were given only for the distance the runners signed up for. We crowned four new solo champions in addition to our two 100 mile relay champions.
We anticipate these 4-person relay events will gain in popularity in the years ahead, giving more trail-runners a chance to compete at a less daunting distance while enjoying the special camaraderie of a team effort and the ultra running community.
Our selfless and enthusiastic gang of volunteers was able to keep up with the runners’ needs throughout the day and night. At the 100 km point one runner who was continuing, but at the same time fretting over how tired his feet were. Upon hearing this, the aid station captain, offered up her socks and made his day. (By the way, if you happen to read this please bring the socks with you next year.)