By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
Stephanie Case responds to criticism for her “Hardrock Hack“:
The criticism is that I am “manipulating” the system by encouraging women to sign up even if they had no intention to race. Here is my response…
It’s worth reading her entire post and reading the comments below too, there are many now. Most are positive and supportive of Stephanie’s brilliant portrayal of the current situation of the Hardrock Lottery and her efforts in creating more gender parity at this event.
Her follow up post was needed after “mostly men” “discussed and wondered” online about her attempt to balance the scales. Naturally that would happen, but what surprised me a bit (or perhaps it didn’t surprise me at all) who the voices were who felt the need to speak up and bring the good ol’ “…but what about the men…” into the conversation.