This Week In Running (Week of 8/22 & 8/23)
To the right is the first verse of “Where the Columbines Grow”, the song written by A.J. Flynn and adopted as the official state song of Colorado on May 8, 1915 by act of the Colorado General Assembly. It is actually one of two official state songs of Colorado. In the early to mid-2000s there was talk about replacing “Where the Columbines Grow” with either Merle Haggard’s “Colorado”, or another song (which in 2007 became the second official state song). Can you guess that second song ?
The Marquette Trail 50 Mile / 50 Kilometer takes place on Saturday in Tourist Park, Marquette, Wisconsin. This inaugural event consists of a 32 mile loop with an 18 mile out-and-back for the 50-milers. The course is mostly single-track trails, part of which run along Lake Superior. Most of the trail is easy running with a few significant climbs and technical areas. 13 hour cutoff. As of August 12, the 50-mile had 15 registered entrants, and the 50k had 29.