Mammoth Half Marathon
The second annual Mammoth Half Marathon is being run today, June 22, 2014 and I was fortunate enough to get a short interview with one of the creators of the event, Susan Briggs. Mammoth Half Marathon
The Mammoth Half Marathon was expected to bring 1400 runners to this years event and based on the number of registrants the goal was easily met. Although only in its second year of existence The Mammoth Half Marathon is quickly becoming a signature event for Mammoth Lakes, largely due to the fact the event is kicking off the summer season.
For those hesitant to run 13 miles at altitude, keep in mind most of it is downhill with 1200 feet in elevation drop. If you are still hesitant, there is a 5K option at the latter portion of the race.
Running in Mammoth Lakes is growing rapidly, largely attributed to the benefits of high altitude training and success of runners such as Deena Kastor, Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall, Josphat Boit, Gabe Proctor, Josh cox, Lauren Jimison, Lauren Kleppin John Gilbertson, Chris Baricle, Bria Wetsch and others; members of the Mammoth Track Club
One incredible benefit of the Mammoth Half Marathon is all the proceeds go to help local charities such as Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra