“Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” This question was asked of George Leigh Mallory, who was with both expeditions toward the summit of the world’s highest mountain, in 1921 and 1922, and who was in New York. He planned to go again in 1924, and he gave as the reason for persisting in these repeated attempts to reach the top, “Because it’s there.”
Many AO’s throughout F3 Nation have created their own unique #CSAUP events. From #TheHurricane to #TheCottonmouth to #TheYeti these events all continue to show just how the PAX of F3 Nation look to challenge themselves both mentally and physically.
Never wanting to be left behind, it was time for F3 Columbia to provide an offering to place alongside each of these ridiculous events. Therefore, with humility and in total recognition of potential bad judgment, F3 Columbia presents:
July 15, 2017 (Start Time – 5:15 AM)
13.1 miles of #TheBullseye which is Monday AO created by F3 Lexington legend Tuff Guy and born out of the F3 Columbia and F3 Lexington PAX who were looking for a way to train for the BRR. One lap of #TheBullseye equals 0.9 miles.
Therefore, the #TheBullseye Half-Marathon will require approximately 14 ½ laps of #TheBullseye, and will result in over 2200 feet of evevation gain. That’s about 500 feet higher than One World Trade Center, and would be the 2nd tallest building in the world.
Whether your training for the BRR, the Table Rock 50k, Harbison 50k (never too early for that) a Half-Marathon, a Full Marathon, or if you have a screw loose in your brain, this event is for you. However, it may be too hard for most, so you may want to pass on this go round.
To honor Cheech and support his family, those who HC are being asked to commit a financial pledge (each PAX will make that decision for himself) for each lap of The Bullseye Half completed. Following the race, 100% of the pledges made and collected will be given to Cheech’s family to help them best we can during this time. If you are not running The Bullseye Half, considering supporting a PAX who is running the race with a pledge. If you are not ready to run the full 14 laps, consider running a few laps and making a pledge for those laps you do complete in support of Cheech’s family.
Blue Falcon PAX have committed to ruck the course to provide safety, security and support to those PAX participating in The Bullseye Half.
Spur PAX have committed to providing water/aid stations (one at the intersection of Henderson/Greene and a second at intersection of Bull/Blossom) to those PAX participating in The Bullseye Half.
Why run a Half-Marathon on #TheBullseye? Because it’s there.
HC in the comments section below or on Twitter