The Antelope Island Buffalo Run is now the largest trail race in Utah, this year with over 550 runners.  It has a very unique setting on a large island in the Great Salt Lake, where the wildlife is protected by a state park. 

I missed this race last year, choosing instead to run the Moab 100 held on the same date and this year considered missing it again.  But then I got the crazy thought of running the Buffalo Run 50-miler twice, accomplishing 100 miles closer to home.  It was just a thought, but buddy Jim Kern took it one step further.   He asked Race Director Jim Skaggs’ permission and volunteered to be my crew during the night.  Jim Skaggs asked permission from the park for me to run on the trails usually closed during the night.  They were fine with the idea.   So I had no excuses, and decided to go ahead with something that started as just a crazy thought.

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