At 7:23 this morning we witnessed an exquisite Escalante sunrise, and I hope it will be like this at the marathon start line on Saturday.  High clouds, all the warm colors against a blue background, cool and energizing.

Temperatures are likely to be cool for both starts.  We’re putting a generously-sized clothing bag in each race packet, so feel free to wear warm clothing that you can store just before the race starts.  We’ll also have bags at the first three aid stations for the marathon and half marathon (aid stations 1-3 and 7-9) if you need to shed outer (!) clothing along the way.  There will be a finish area map in your race packet that shows the location of the clothing bag pick-up.

Stay warm and carry on!