5—Be ready for hills. The Extreme Wolverine Challenge climbs hundreds of feet at Stratton Mountain. Hill workouts will train competitors for the rigors of uphill racing and help them set a reasonable and sustainable pace on long climbs.
6—Expect a Challenge. “This is much more difficult than a 5K, by a factor of five,” Dacey said.
7—Race with purpose. The Extreme Wolverine Challenge is a charity event. Five dollars of every entry is given to the winning team to share with their charity of choice. 75 percent of profits generated by the race are also donated to two charities, the Forever Our Heroes Foundation and Stratton Mountain Valley Community Benefit Foundation. Think positive thoughts about helping a worthy cause while digging deep in the heart of the race.
8—Wear rugged shoes. Use shoes with good traction but be aware they will be very muddy by the end of the event.