Note: Sweet Baboo's race report is up.
Seen at the Phoenix airport.
The trophy table. Where you can finger an actual finisher's buckle.
Buckles are the big thing in ultra running. Everyone wants a buckle. you can wear a buckle. It's serious street cred to have one. If one encounters another ultra runner, sometimes their eyes dart to see if you're sporting one.
The Dead Last award.
One of the few races where you can get your feet taped. This helps prevent blisters.