My Execute Director called me into her office and informed me that we'd be traveling to Denver, CO for mandatory managers all hands to go over 2018 initiatives, etc. Internally I groaned since the last thing I needed as we enter the busiest time of the year for us is to be distracted by what might be coming next year! But a thought struck me. "What IF by some small miracle there was a cool trail race around the time I happen to be in Colorado?" It as in mile high county home of famous cycling and trail running territory. So, I hit halfmarathon dot net and several other well known race calendars and I came across an odd race a bit far from Denver in a funky place called "Copper Mountain". I hit the race director's summary of the race that it starts at 9745 ft and peaks at 12,040 ft. See link here. OMG - this was not your everyday run along the beach or local state park in California. Not even by Tahoe standards. This was a Rocky Mountain race at an average 10k ft. Oh heck yeah where is the registration page cuz I'm in!