Join us for the 2023 HURL Fat Fun Ass Run! Run a full fat ass (3 loops), a big ass (2 loops), skinny ass (1 loop), or a half ass (half a trail loop).
Fat Ass (n.): a relaxed, low key, and loosely organized adventure run. No entry fees, no aid station, no formal timing. Just a fun run with our amazing community. You are responsible for yourself and your own safety.
Choose your route. All start and end at HURL HQ, the brick house on Rodney Court. Bring a potluck dish and hang for a bit when you’re done!
Trail Loop (<- click for GPX!): Head up Eagle Scout, up 2006 Trail, over to Entertainment, down to Aftershock, Aftershock to Archery Range to the Old Shooting Range Trailhead. Up to Rodney Meadow. TR trail to Waterline and up Don’t Fence Me In. Down to the top of Rodney Street trailhead and home to HURL HQ. 10.5 miles, 1,855 feet gain/loss.
Road Loop (<- click for GPX!): Head up Davis Gulch Road, right on Dry Gulch Road. Down Arrastra and turn left at Orofino Gulch, through Unionville, and right on Grizzly Gulch road all the way back into town. Turn right onto South Cruse Street, right on Cutler Street, right on South Warren Street, left on Pine Street, and right on Rodney Street back to HURL HQ. 12.2 miles, 1,420 feet gain/loss.
2023: At least 20 runners participated in this years’ SLIPPERY ASS. Helenians woke up to rain and sheets of ice, but that didn’t stop John Hallsten, Rich DeSimone, Kyle Osborne, Martin Miller, Tim Diedrich, Angelo Chiraco, Andrew Cupino, Keiki Howe, Charlie Michaletz, Les Mignery, Ben Quinones, Brook, Rachel, Hannah, Hannah Riedl, Ingrid Lovett, Cori Hach, Rebecca SQ, and Johnny Fitzgerald from completing approximately 262.5 miles combined! Runners covered anywhere from 0.5 to 3 trail loops (Charlie Michaletz and Kyle Osborne being our only runners to complete a true “ultra”!)
2022: We had at least 22 runners join for the annual Fat Ass, but there were probably more. Most folks opted for the trail loop although conditions were not easy (thank you early birds for breaking some trail!). In true Fat Ass fashion, our knowledge of results is incomplete. Runners completed skinny half asses, skinny asses, and half asses. Special shout out to Charlie Michaletz, who completed his 1st ultra, and was the only one to complete a full Fat Ass. Huge thank you to Sue Hallsten for bringing delicious snacks and making sure everyone had a fun day!