In 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 returning from a football game clipped a stand of trees and crashed just outside Huntington, West Virginia, killing the entire Marshall University football team, the coaching staff, several boosters and a crew of 4. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the story of the town would be the subject of a movie starring Matthew McConaughey. Anyway the race itself is a ho-hum double loop course with the most interesting part being running through Kiwanis Park until the big finish on the Marshall Stadium turf. Flat by West Virginia standards (260 ft of gain) with a goodly amount of community support. Started cool but very quickly warmed up so much I regretted the long sleeve I elected to wear. Two more states to finish the second round and then I need to chill out for a bit.