This was my first Ultramarathon and it was expected to be very challenging. There is about 3,500 feet in elevation gain, rated #3 of 5 for Elevation Gain and #4 of 5 for Terrain by Ultrarunning.com, and after four days of heavy rain the entire trail was a mix between a full on river and a muddy swamp. Slow going for everyone but great weather for the race time and a great event overall. I finished 55th of 247 finishers. A full race report is listed below.