I'd say I'm more of a finisher than a runner... This is a great race tho. It starts with a 4+ mile climb. Pretty steep and then back down the other side. Ends with a nice low trail across the mid of the mountain back to the start line. Only did the half. My wife runs and I keep up! She just had our first kid so I ran it solo this year. I did a 50k and realized I need to train way more than I want . I will probably stick with fun half marathons! As long as they are in the mountains.