Not much to say about this race. We drove to South Dakota and got to have a very nice family vacation. The race not so much. Hope will not get you through a 100 mile race. I went in to this race under trained due to injury and still injured. It caught up to me. The course had over 18,000 feet of elevation change from 3500-6000 feet MSL. Due to torrential rains the course was covered in thick slippery mud. I slipped down a mountain at mile 25 and reinjured my Achilles. That was the end of my race. I walked 4 miles to the next aid station and dropped at mile 29. I did get some great pictures though.