Considered to be one of the muddiest races in the state of Louisiana, the 2012 New Orleans Track Club’s Spillway Classic did not disappoint. This annual trail run takes place in the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco, LA and has developed quite a legend over the years. Runners from all over the state of Louisiana come down to get dirty and muddy in the gauntlet!
According to the NOTC’s rating system, the race course yesterday was rated a level 9 for the amount of mud. Level 10 is the highest rating, which was achieved at last year’s race. The course is approximately 3 miles in length with different natural obstacles along the way. Many applied duct tape to their shoes to guarantee they stayed on for the duration of the race.
Another great tradition at the Spillway Classic is the watermelon sacrifice which takes place after the awards. Have a look at the video recap to see what happens.
Nick Accardo was the first place male with a time of 16:39. Carmen Carlos was the first place female with a time of 19:37.
More results can be found on New Orleans Track Club.
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Source: New Orleans Track Club