This race is one of the hardest 50k's around. Besides the hills the weather may add to the challenge!!! For more information check out headfirstperformance.com This race was started by Eric Grossman several years ago. The course included Scott's Gap. When that area of the forrest closed Purple Heart was included, at that time Brenda Gutman and Joan Wood were the race directors. This year Scott's Gap is open again so we will use it. Ed has done a great job on his blog showing the course.