Cajun Coyote Trail Runs
NOW the Results are posted. (Whoopee, you mumble…) This site will remain marginally active for a few more weeks, then we’ll go dormant again until time to wake for next year’s silliness. Y’all go have a great Christmas and New Year and a healthy running season in advance of Cajun Coyote 2013!! Toodles, kids…
If you haven’t visited for a couple weeks and will be out there this weekend, DO read the following paragraph!! …and maybe one more post before we go live (or at semi-comatose)…
Repeat from last two years: you’ll see Fonte’s Trail Volunteers repairing tread and other improvements — thank them vociferously (no, I don’t know what it means, but it sure is a nifty word) and try not to get in their way… Heck, stop and chat ‘em up, if you’re not pressed for time!!
Last year’s unstaffed aid station has an owner this year: Wild Bill Kee (of C4P & C2M culinary & personality fame) will gather a handful (maybe a finger or two shy?) of Vols to make the runners’ trips thru that part of the swamp moments surely to treasure (??). You’ll just have to be there to appreciate this promotion of Bill… With our 4 prime locations under questionable ownership (Edie & Jeff at their spots and Mark & The Dip at home base), surely some weird stuff is bound to happen out there. Ever danced with an armadillo?
2012′s Cajun Coyote: Dec 1-2. With two years’ experience with the event – finding the right mix of Coyote zaniness and credible event management – we’re confident that our third offering will include a couple easy improvements without altering the frivolity or challenge of the weekend. To add to the tease: in how many 100′s in 2011 did almost 2/3′s of the finishers sneak under 24 hours?
In 2011, fourteen Coyotes walked away from our Armadillo Treasure Hunt with this little beauty. There’s another 84 waiting for those anticipating the next rendition of Cajun Coyote…
From the same fuzzy (and still snow-blown) brains that put Coyote Two Moon on the calendar, we offer you a Cajun flavored trail adventure – lightly rolling and meandering single track trail, soft yet occasionally root-rich, with a handful of boardwalks over cypress swamps (hint: don’t be so aggressive across those boardwalks that you accidentally create your own swim component to the ordeal), after which you’ll be treated to Cajun edibles while you share your adventure stories with your compadres. Some tangible recognition (“awards”?) for fast performances; even more recognition for unspeedy demonstrations of trail prowess and distinctive character expressions; distinctive buckles for 100M solo finishers (the same guys who made the C2M buckle designed this one, oh boy oh boy oh boy!!).
Basic Information: 100M, 100K and 20M* single track loop trail around the lake at Chicot State Park, Ville Platte, Louisiana. Dec 1st & 2nd, 2012, 6:15AM Start for 100M/100K, 9AM Start for 20M. 30 hour limit for 100M, with final lap cutoff near 2nd dawn. 225 entrant limit across all three distances, max 100 for the 100M, 50 for 100K and 75 for 20M. (If one field doesn’t fill before one week before Registration closes, spaces will be added to the other distances if folks are still chomping to get in.) Three aid stations in the loop, with victuals (what does Cajun paté look/taste like?) and fluids intended to help you make progress toward the Finish. (How much you divert from your focused goal, because of all the entertainment opportunities (‘gator wrestlin’?), we take no responsibility for…)
(* Our standards of accuracy far exceed the most anal measurement you could hope to avoid from a world championship / USATF road venue. If after you finish, you aren’t satisfied with your mileage, feel free to grab more dirt. Final analysis: it’s your logbook…)
We have a fine staff of unpaid professional wrestlers… oh, no, wait, we’re all volunteer yahoo’s… anywho, start at the Aid Station tab to at least learn who owns which of the 4 prime refueling spots. Pics for visual recognition elsewhere in this site. Just remember, sucking up to Volunteers, especially in a multiple loop venue, can only improve odds of having richer support each succeeding lap.
In advance of the siege, many thanks!! to our sponsors and volunteers for contributing to the game!!
As we did last year, we intend to keep this website fairly simple (consistent with the minds behind it all), so if you can’t find what you’re looking for within a couple minutes of roaming, send the CajunDip a separate e-mail. Just don’t expect a simple response?