Monthly marathon race report: Lost Turkey Trail Marathon

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Lost Turkey Trail Marathon done! Marathon #7 this year, #21 overall, and my 2nd trail marathon (1st one was last month). What a beast! It lived up to reputation of being "PA's toughest trail marathon" and I enjoyed the challenge.

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There was rain, mud, river crossings, snakes, all sorts of bugs, stinging nettles, no cell service, and huge climbs. My feet took a good beating.

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The race staff and volunteers were wonderful and had a variety of food at 5 stations throughout the course. 

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They worked really hard and hosted a great race. I recommend this race is you are looking for a serious challenge (or you are a masochist), have a high tolerance for critters, and are a good climber. Make sure you bring a camelbak (required), wear calf sleeves (for stinging nettles), and wear good trail shoes, waterproof socks (I didn't and I'm paying for it), and a good sense of adventure. 

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