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Big Bear Race Puts Runners To The Test

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A little rain never hurt anyone, but it is certainly making things muddy for more than a thousand runners at this weekend's Ragnar Trail Series race at Big Bear Lake in Bruceton Mills.

The race is the ultimate test of teamwork and endurance.

The tag-team race will put teams through a 120 mile trek. Each runner will complete a roughly 5 mile loop before handing-off to a teammate. 

Runners will race throughout the night and finish Saturday. The series is a spin-off of Rangar's road series. 

"My favorite part is the trails," said even director Steven Aderholt. "Getting to see trails that are all over the country that are just beautiful. The trails here at Big Bear are unbelievable, 5-foot ferns everywhere covering everything but a little strip of black, single track. It's pretty amazing."

"It's has been cold, it has been raining almost the entire time. IT has been no sleep, terrain that unbelievable," Heather Shoulders of Reedsville. "The trails are a mess. It's twisted ankles, it's climbing up rocks, it's wading through ferns that are up to hear. It's amazing."