The Mt. Mitchell marathon has camp representation once again! A camp Timberlake legend, James Michael Wilson Sanders, is going to do battle with the elements and run from Black Mountain to Mt. Mitchell (and back) in what is forecast to be around 5 degrees and running through what is said to be almost 3 feet of snow! (Maybe we should all observe a moment of silence to lift up our crazy brother, James Michael!)
Last year our beloved Ryan Carlson the director of Black Mountain Expeditions placed second in the marathon. (Which I am still amazed by) The conditions were really bad then as well, pouring rain! He decided not to run this year due to the fact that the much needed training time was replaced with time spent on home renovation work on a new house he and his wife Annie have purchased here in Black Mountain.
Go James! We’ll be praying for you.