What People Have to Say…

2016

I would just like to take a moment to thanks you all for your efforts in putting together a beautiful, well organised yet informal trail race. This was my first 50k and I really think I landed on my feet with you guys. Its a long trip from the UK however it proved well worth it – I may very well come back next year and see if I can improve my time.

Thank you
Kevin


I just wanted to let you know that I did the half this past weekend and I had a blast. This race was so well organized and everyone was super nice. The aid stations, food, and volunteers were great. I will definitely be doing it again next year.

Thank you
Kristen


With legs that hurt and a heart that is full, thank you so much for a great race experience. My first trail race, that almost didn’t happen due to an injury, then transformed itself into one of my peak experiences. Thank you to all involved… volunteers, sponsors, charities, guest speaker, yoga instructor, minister, masseuse… and the God of many names for such a beautiful venue and the means to traverse it. Rest up and hope to see you all next year 🙂

Blessings,
Darlene


Kudos to hosting a great race! Loved the loop, friendly volunteers, well stocked aid, etc. Hope to be there again next year!

Thank you,
Nicole


I think you all do a wonderful job making the CCTR one of the best organized events I’ve participated in. Details are well thought out and executed, pre and post-race food delicious, nice opportunity to give, kindness abounds, and extra points for composting!

Thanks to all 🙂
Lou


My daughter ran in the Kid’s race and had a blast.

Thanks so much!
Leslie


I had a great time. I really appreciate all the work that you and all the volunteers did to put together a well run event! I am sure to be back.

Best,
Mary


I loved the race, I had an amazing time.

Thank you so so much!
Kelley


This race is the best! Thank you for everything Carl and volunteers! You all went above and beyond! Will see you next year!!!!

Jamie


I loved my first CCTR! Thank you Carl and the rest of the crew who made this race memorable & welcoming. Will be back next year!!

Mimi


Great race! Loved the spirit of the race, the runners, the National Anthem, and America the Beautiful! Perfect course, perfect day.

Cynthia


What a great race! Thank you!

Kathleen


Great race!!!!! The vegetable soup afterwards was the BEST!!! Thank you to all the volunteers for your hard work.

Sandy


loved this race! thanks so much for a great day.

Kara


Definitely doing this race again next year!

Jen


Great event! Incredible people!!!

Lana


First time on a Trail Race. More challenging than I expected… but lots of fun. Great job putting it together and many thanks to all the volunteers, before, during and after the races.  They were always smiling.

Brian


2015

Let me first say thank you, my friend and I had the best experience possible running our very first trail marathon. We were a bit nervous about it since we do not have much trail experience. When we arrived at the expo, we knew right away that this was a top notch event!! The speakers at the expo were fantastic!! We enjoyed each presentation that we attended and left there feeling more relaxed and like a part of your local running community.

At the race we were excited to see that all of our worries could be put to rest as soon as we parked the car. The race was so well organized, you folks thought of everything!! The loop course was so well supported and we had everything we needed to run all 26.2 miles!! It was a fantastic experience for our first long distance trail run, in fact we have decided that attending next year is a must and knowing the level of enthusiasm and support at this event, we can totally go for one more loop and complete the 50k.

We were both very pleased with our finish and I even took first in my age group for the event. So exciting for me as this rarely happens. I want to thank you for the generous award I received at the event, it is always great to shop for more running gear and the gift card will be put to good use. 🙂

We can’t say enough about this event and are still talking about the wonderful experience we had. Thank you for hosting this event and pass along a great big Thank You to all of the organizers and volunteers who made it all come together.

Looking forward to next year!!
Jane Leafe


To Carl – Thank you for all your hard work! Your advice at the race start and your positive encouragement as I came in off my first loop were so meaningful to me!

Jessie


This was a wonderful event–my 1st 10k slogged through. I wouldn’t have been able to do it but for the beauty of the course. The food was amazing and I appreciated that there was no waste. Hope you have more trail races.

Thanks to all.
Lauren


Great race!  Wonderful experience.  Thank you for all of the hard work!

Best
Kama Wien


Thank you so much for a spectacular race!  It was a wonderful experience and I am in awe of your awesome volunteers.

Many thanks!
Amy


Thanks for a great race Carl! Everyone I spoke with had a blast and it was a really fun family event. I also took away a number of really good items to include in a race I am currently directing (no cups on the course for example) so thank you! Hope to see you around soon.

Jake Dissinger

I wanted to write to give my sincere and heartfelt thank you for putting on an outstanding race! This was my first year running your race, and it was my 13th marathon (lucky 13!). You put on a fantastic race, from the support that morning, to enthusiastic cheers even to us in the back of the pack. Or in my case, dead last lol. Thank you a fantastic year, and for all that you do.

Shannon


This was an awesome race and I’m so glad I came up and ran it. The course was beautiful (although hillier than I expected!) and so well marked. The aid stations were fantastic. The Sea Crest was lovely and so nice about giving me a late checkout so I could shower and stretch after the race.

One quick suggestion: maybe think about staggered starts next year? The first loop was really crowded, although after that it thinned out nicely.

Again, thanks for an great day and a fun race!

Cortney


Thank you so much for the race Carl.  My first ultra marathon- and you made the experience awesome by having such a well organized event.  I truly mean that.

Look forward to next year!
Skip


I just wanted to thank all the staff and volunteers for a wonderful race.

I don’t know if I would have finished it had it not been for the positive energy supplied by everyone (including the  other racers – a few kind works at the end of lap 3 got me running again when I was feeling like I couldn’t – I will be forever grateful to that runner)!!! I had such a great feeling about the race starting with the wonderful email sent out a few days before race day – reminding us to smile and have fun! 🙂

This was my first trail race (I chose the marathon option) so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. And boy did it take a lot out me! I finished exhausted but smiling and feeling SO accomplished! I have told everyone with ears  about what a perfect race it was and I will continue to do so.

My friend and I were laughing all the way home talking about how amazing everything was… especially the race director meeting us at the end of each lap to check in and ask what we need! I have never been to or heard of a race like that!!! WOW… just wow!!

My ONLY regret is that I didn’t get to try the soup!!!!! I heard it was amazing! But I had been eating plenty along the course, so by the end of the race I wasn’t even that hungry! You really took the time to have snacks & food for everyone!!
My friend and I have made a pact to come back and do the 50k… so we will see you next year!!! I hope to try the soup! 🙂

Thank you again for everything! It’s a race I won’t soon forget!
Jamie Burniston


Thank you for a wonderful race.  We increased our numbers from 3 last year to 5 this year.  All want to return and more want to join.  We had a wonderful time and the cupcakes were awesome!!

Mary Alex


I just wanted to thank you for the trail race and all your encouragement!  What a great experience!  Food was fantastic, trails were well marked.  Every time I wasn’t quite sure I’d look up and there before me was a colorful streamer hanging from a tree branch.  I’d call this the kindest race I’ve ever run.  Greg was there – just after i’d run my second to the last loop and the needed encouragement pulled me through.  The last loop was better than the one before it where i started to feel the pain!  It was a great learning experience as well.  I feel good today.  Probably because I ate and drank well throughout the run.  Something I failed to do in the past.  Also recovery – ice bath right after and then epsom salt today and major rolling  and stretching helps too.

Thank you for such an excellent learning experience and fun confidence building race!  I went into it thinking no way would I finish!

Sincerely,
Suzanne


We all returned home with big smiles on our faces. We had so much fun. The trail race, the food and of course the people made this event so much fun.

Thank you for all your hard work. It was well worth the time we spent driving there and back.

Farhana


We will be back next year. This was one of the very best races we have ever done. The organization, course, all the wonderful food, massages, and the positive atmosphere was awesome! Very reasonable price too.

Many thanks,
George Henry


Carl, I wanted to thank you for organizing an amazing weekend. I have been running races for almost 30 years and I have never come across a race director quite like you. You were always running around making sure everything was in place.

The race was very well organized. Like I said I have run hundreds of races and have NEVER had such yummy pre and post race food. The choices were awesome.

I ran the half marathon and was up with the front pack and I thought the trails were very well marked. I never got lost and always came across a ribbon or sign marking the trail.

I want to truly commend your efforts and look forward to next years race.

Thanks again,
Kelly Spiro Bradbury (winner of the half marathon)




2014

Let me first say thank you, my friend and I had the best experience possible running our very first trail marathon. We were a bit nervous about it since we do not have much trail experience. When we arrived at the expo, we knew right away that this was a top notch event!! The speakers at the expo were fantastic!! We enjoyed each presentation that we attended and left there feeling more relaxed and like a part of your local running community.

At the race we were excited to see that all of our worries could be put to rest as soon as we parked the car. The race was so well organized, you folks thought of everything!! The loop course was so well supported and we had everything we needed to run all 26.2 miles!! It was a fantastic experience for our first long distance trail run, in fact we have decided that attending next year is a must and knowing the level of enthusiasm and support at this event, we can totally go for one more loop and complete the 50k.

We were both very pleased with our finish and I even took first in my age group for the event. So exciting for me as this rarely happens. I want to thank you for the generous award I received at the event, it is always great to shop for more running gear and the gift card will be put to good use. 🙂

We can’t say enough about this event and are still talking about the wonderful experience we had. Thank you for hosting this event and pass along a great big Thank You to all of the organizers and volunteers who made it all come together.

Looking forward to next year!!

Jane


To Carl,
Thank you for all your hard work! Your advice at the race start and your positive encouragement as I came in off my first loop were so meaningful to me!

Jessie


This was a wonderful event–my 1st 10k slogged through. I wouldn’t have been able to do it but for the beauty of the course. The food was amazing and I appreciated that there was no waste. Hope you have more trail races.

Thanks to all.
Lauren


Great race! Wonderful experience. Thank you for all of the hard work!

Best,
Kama


Thank you so much for a spectacular race! It was a wonderful experience and I am in awe of your awesome volunteers.

Many thanks!
Amy


I wanted to write to give my sincere and heartfelt thank you for putting on an outstanding race! This was my first year running your race, and it was my 13th marathon (lucky 13!). You put on a fantastic race, from the support that morning, to enthusiastic cheers even to us in the back of the pack. Or in my case, dead last lol. Thank you a fantastic year, and for all that you do.

Shannon


Thank you for a wonderful race.  We increased our numbers from 3 last year to 5 this year.  All want to return and more want to join.  We had a wonderful time and the cupcakes were awesome!!

Mary


Thanks for a great race Carl! Everyone I spoke with had a blast and it was a really fun family event. I also took away a number of really good items to include in a race I am currently directing (no cups on the course for example) so thank you! Hope to see you around soon.

Jake


This was an awesome race and I’m so glad I came up and ran it. The course was beautiful (although hillier than I expected!) and so well marked. The aid stations were fantastic. The Sea Crest was lovely and so nice about giving me a late checkout so I could shower and stretch after the race.

One quick suggestion: maybe think about staggered starts next year? The first loop was really crowded, although after that it thinned out nicely.

Again, thanks for an great day and a fun race!

Cortney


Thank you so much for the race Carl.  My first ultra marathon- and you made the experience awesome by having such a well organized event.  I truly mean that. Look forward to next year!

Skip


Carl- Great race this past weekend. I attempted to run the 50k but stopped at the 5th lap. I have a tear in my hamstring insertion, so needless to say I was in pain most of the race (may we never learn). I was on pace to finish around the 5:20-5:30 mark, so you can imagine the disappointment I felt having to pull myself off the course around 4:20 on my feet.

Your enthusiasm and the volunteers were awesome. The food was delicious and you couldn’t have ordered up a better day weather-wise.
I have only one suggestion for the race and that is the following: I would love to see the distance covered by individuals posted, even if they did not finish their prescribed race. I felt like I worked so hard, I even added more distance to cover just up to the marathon distance. Wha whaa whaa.

Great JOB!!!


The EXPO was great! What a lot of work to put it together. Many Thanks to Carl and those that worked with him!

Claire


I just wanted to thank all the staff and volunteers for a wonderful race.

I don’t know if I would have finished it had it not been for the positive energy supplied by everyone (including the  other racers – a few kind works at the end of lap 3 got me running again when I was feeling like I couldn’t – I will be forever grateful to that runner)!!! I had such a great feeling about the race starting with the wonderful email sent out a few days before race day – reminding us to smile and have fun! 🙂

This was my first trail race (I chose the marathon option) so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. And boy did it take a lot out me! I finished exhausted but smiling and feeling SO accomplished! I have told everyone with ears  about what a perfect race it was and I will continue to do so.
My friend and I were laughing all the way home talking about how amazing everything was… especially the race director meeting us at the end of each lap to check in and ask what we need! I have never been to or heard of a race like that!!! WOW… just wow!!

My ONLY regret is that I didn’t get to try the soup!!!!! I heard it was amazing! But I had been eating plenty along the course, so by the end of the race I wasn’t even that hungry! You really took the time to have snacks & food for everyone!!

My friend and I have made a pact to come back and do the 50k… so we will see you next year!!! I hope to try the soup! :)

Thank you again for everything! It’s a race I won’t soon forget!

Jamie


Hi Carl

I just wanted to thank you for the trail race and all your encouragement!  What a great experience!  Food was fantastic, trails were well marked.  Every time I wasn’t quite sure I’d look up and there before me was a colorful streamer hanging from a tree branch.  I’d call this the kindest race I’ve ever run.  Greg was there – just after i’d run my second to the last loop and the needed encouragement pulled me through.  The last loop was better than the one before it where i started to feel the pain!  It was a great learning experience as well.  I feel good today.  Probably because I ate and drank well throughout the run.  Something I failed to do in the past.  Also recovery – ice bath right after and then epsom salt today and major rolling  and stretching helps too.

Thank you for such an excellent learning experience and fun confidence building race!  I went into it thinking no way would I finish!

Sincerely,

Suzanne


We all returned home with big smiles on our faces. We had so much fun. The trail race, the food and of course the people made this event so much fun.

Thank you for all your hard work. It was well worth the time we spent driving there and back.
Farhana


We will be back next year. This was one of the very best races we have ever done. The organization, course, all the wonderful food, massages, and the positive atmosphere was awesome! Very reasonable price too.

Many thanks,
George


Carl

I wanted to thank you for organizing an amazing weekend. I have been running races for almost 30 years and I have never come across a race director quite like you. You were always running around making sure everything was in place.

The expo on Saturday was so great. I sat in on a few of the speakers which were highly motivational. We ate at the dinner and Suri was exceptional.

The race was very well organized. Like I said I have run hundreds of races and have NEVER had such yummy pre and post race food. The choices were awesome.

I got a chance to chat with your son and what a nice young man he was. He spoke very highly of you.

I ran the half marathon and was up with the front pack and I thought the trails were very well marked. I never got lost and always came across a ribbon or sign marking the trail.

I want to truly commend your efforts and look forward to next years race.

Thanks again,
Kelly