Greenleaf Trail Run – 2019

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(I stole this Paula’s facebook)

Saturday, I ran in the four mile event of the Greenleaf Trail Run at Oklahoma’s beautiful Greenleaf State Park. I say I ran, its more like I participated with my running friends Paula, left, and Melissa. We trotted a few hundred yards out of the four miles and the rest of the way speed walked it.

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There were three races, a twelve mile, eight mile, and ours and each started separately. Since these are trail races, there is almost always a traffic jam right away. Nobody worries about it much though.

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We ran through a bunch of great views including a segment out and back on a dam.

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The State Parks do a great job of keeping the brush down in the parks. The lack of thorns is especially appreciated.

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Melissa and Paula on the trail. I was wearing some brand new Hoka One’s that I bought over a year ago just before I had to quit running. A lot of the trails were on side slopes, which is fine, but the Hokas were too high and put a lot of torque on my ankles. Plus they were not broken in yet.

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Warning ahead! Bigfoot area. Eastern Oklahoma is a hot bed of Sasquatch sightings.

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And here is the critter himself. It was groundhog day. I didn’t see any groundhogs but Sasquatch couldn’t see his shadow, so does that mean we are having an early Spring?

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All three of us finished the race vertically so that was good. I thought the race was great. The course was beautiful, the package pickup was well organized. I love the cotton poly blend long sleeve tee shirt.

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They had cool coffee mugs at the end for everybody.

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They had great medals as well. You can see Melissa’s above. I went bushwhacking for a nearby geocache at the end of the run. I didn’t find the geocache but the medal fell off when I was out there. Anyway it was cool.

I give this race five stars out of five. Thanks to the organizers and the army of volunteers who did everything from handing out packages, cooking and dishing out the food, marking the course, directing the runners during the race, and a myriad of other jobs.

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12 thoughts on “Greenleaf Trail Run – 2019

  1. Sallie

    I’m having trouble leaving a comment today. This run does look like fun….. nice people, well maintained trails, a river to look at , good looking Tshirt, and Sasquatch…what more could one ask?

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  2. Gaelyn

    Nothing wrong with a good saunter behind the crowd, but not in new boots. I didn’t know you lived in Bigfoot country. In Skamania County WA Bigfoot is legally protected. I LOVE that coffee cup. Do you collect coffee cups, along with T-shirts? Sorry you lost your medal.

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  3. Ellen

    Looks like a great time. I love my Hokas, they’re my favorite walking/running shoe. Is the Sasquatch wearing a ranger hat on that mug? Very cool.

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  4. Angie

    Congrats on getting out there for the run. Looks like it was well attended, which makes me happy. Fitness and just getting outdoors is so critical. Love that Saquatch and the t-shirt. We have one around here with a picture of a Sasquatch and it reads “Undefeated Hide and Seek World Champion”!

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  5. Driller's Place

    Glad to see you have found a way to enjoy the great outdoors in spite of running limitations. Man, you got some great swag (as they say). That t-shirt and coffee mug are awesome. Have a blessed week.

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