The Meadows Monster started with the premise of putting on a local event for the average Joe by the average Joe. I participated in dozens of races, put together the bits and pieces of races that I liked and threw out what I didn't. Before I knew it, the “Monster” was born. For the friends and volunteers who worked on and participated in this event, once a year seemed too long to wait for the next race. I agreed and the "Monster Series" was born. "Dual At Dawn," our original race, takes place in October and offers the runner/cyclist the opportunity to enjoy the cool fall temperatures and beauty of the season. The "Dual in the Dark," takes place in April and offers participants the opportunity to test their skills at sunset on a creatively lit pathway. Each event offers the combination of cycling and running, two of my favorite cardio workouts, and of course...the famous “Monster course.” Once you go into the woods, like me, I doubt you'll be able to get back. Who wants to pound the pavement? Straight aways are too boring. We try to put on the best product for the lowest cost and support the local trails in the community. So come on out and give it a shot. Test your own personal fitness level from race to race. See you on the trails!