AmyFlourtown, Pennsylvania, United States
You never know what the weather is going to be like in Maryland in the beginning of January. But that's just one of many things that makes the PHUNT awesome. I didn't run it in 2014 but I remember seeing all the pics on FB of the foot of snow everyone had to run in. This year halfway through it began pouring rain and it was just MUD. The course is 25K loops so everyone pretty much has the option of doing 25K or 50K. Even if you were signed up for 50 and you stop after 25, you still get your pint glass. The course was well marked with plenty of well stocked aid stations. They were impressive actually and the volunteers very enthusiastic and helpful. If I hadn't just had the flu for two weeks leading up to it, I would have totally indulged in a jello shot or two. Despite my own personal condition, it was so much fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Read my full report here: http://runningmarathonmom.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-epic-struggle-at-phunt-50k.html