Today, Thursday, May 10, marks the start of elite ultra runner Diane Van Deren’s effort to run across North Carolina, a roughly 1,000-mile journey that will take her along the work-in-progress Mountains-to-Sea Trail from Clingman’s Dome on the Tennessee border to Jockey’s Ridge at the lip of the Atlantic. Her objective: to finish in 21 days, beating the current speed record of 24 days, 3 hours and 50 minutes set last year by Matt Kirk.
You can follow Diane’s journey in one of two ways:
1. As-it-happens Twitter reports from the trail. You can follow the reports and subscribe to have them sent directly to you, here.
2. Through six periodic reports that GetGoingNC.com will post over the course of her run. The reports will begin here at GetGoingNC.com, then jump to the online base camp for Diane’s run, MSTEnduranceRun.com. Of course, you could just go directly to MSTEnduranceRun.com, but then you’ll miss the extra coverage we’ll have here.
We’ve made it easy for you to find our coverage. In the upper left corner of the GetGoingNC.com home page you’ll find the heading, “MST Endurance Run.” Run your cursor over the heading and the story headlines will appear. Click and read.
Our coverage kicks off today. Go here.