2016 Horseshoe Trail Run Race Recap
This year's edition of the Horseshoe Trail Run was moved from the rainy season in May to the coldness of January. With the change of the year, we were excited to have over 420 runners participate in the event on January 23rd.
Last years 50k winner Team TROT runner Jeff Ball was back to defend his title and hope to crack the CR on the 2nd installment of the race. Team TROT runner Julie Koepke who was 2nd last year stepped back in the 50k again looking to enjoy the course although it was quite a bit drier than the mud fest of 2015.
As the 6am clock counted the 2016 Horseshoe Trail Run 50k was underway. Jeff Ball took the early lead along with Joshua Jones and Andre Fuqua for the males. Julie Koepke, Shawna Meyers and Amy Kerrigan lead the females in the 1st loop as well.
Jeff Ball would win the 50k in a Course Record of 3:59 and Julie Koepke won the 50k as well in a course record 5:32.
The other distances started with a staggered start with the 25k at 7am, the 10k at 7:30 and the 5k at 8:00.
At the end of the race all finishers received a custom bottle opening medal, a pint glass and post race beer provided by Karbach Brewery.
All results for all races can be found HERE