Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Fellow Ultrarunners,
Well, we've just heard the WS lottery results. So now it's our favorite time of year - it's time to get fat! Yeah, baby...bring on the chubb!

The inevitable rolls in your belly will start looking at you on Jan. 1 and say "hey, this is kinda cool - can we stick around?" Well, if you don't want those rolls to last all the way to swim (birthday) suit season at Where's Waldo, then have I got a series for you.

Last January, I noticed that there were 4 fatasses in Oregon in January, and conveniently, one each weekend. So, for 2008, the 4 fatass organizers decided to get ever-so-slightly organized and create: FATSO. This little acronym was actually the brain-child of MadAss Maura. Naturally, FATSO stands for FatAss Trail Series of Oregon.

Here's the schedule:

BadAss, Jan. 5, 8 a.m. In the Badlands Recreation Area east of Bend. For info, Sean at or 541-549-1298

MLK, Jan. 12, usually 9 a.m. Ridgeline Trail in Eugene. For info, Stephan Willow at

SOFA (Southern Oregon FatAss), Jan. 19, 9 a.m. Grave Creek Trailhead on the Rogue River near Galice. For info, Tim Turk at or 541-264-0262

MadAss, Jan. 26, usually 9 a.m. MUT headquarters in Madras. For info, Maura and Stan at or 541-475-0348

Although not normal for fatasses, there will be an overall award for the FATSO. The runner with the highest total time will win something; we don't know what yet, but it will be kinda cool. So if you think you're too fat and too slow and will never win anything, this is your chance! Remember, the more FATSO events you run, the better chance you have to win!

We look forward to seeing all of your fatasses on our local trails next month. Until then, eat up!

-The FATSO Committee


Ronda said...

Love that you have a blog! You can't get too fat because Christmas Camp is right around the corner, will you be participating this year????

Congrats on getting into WS, I am excited for you.


saschasdad said...

I thought that being fat is what Christmas Camp is all about - go in fat, come out not-so-fat! Of course I'm participating...that's one of my most favorite weeks of the entire ultra year.

Thanks about WS. I am cautiously excited. Goal: sub-Bien. You are going to LOVE BH, Rooster. There's a reason I've made the trip 4 times; pretty much everything about that event is absolutely awesome!

Bryon Powell said...

My question about FATSO was... am I fat enough. I think we answered that this weekend! Good to see you again.