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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

32nd Annual War Dog Run

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It was a glorious 32nd annual War Dog run. The fall leaves were at their peak golden foliage with even a few red aspens for good measure. While the number of participants were down over recent years, there were a record number of "newbies" who took on the annual 3000 foot, 13.1 mile round trip ascent to Doyle Saddle and back. Runners who participated were treated to War Dog tales by race co-founder Rusty Knott. According to Knott, the weather was the best ever and perhaps explains why, for the first time ever, there was no winner of the race's top prize, The Band Aid award, as not one runner fell and spilled blood on the rocky course. To learn more about War Dog, visit Northern Arizona Trail Runners web page and click on War Dog at the bottom left of the index.