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Hoof it for Heifer Trail Run – 2012 Results

On April 14, a 20 km off-road scamper took place on some moderately challenging terrain within Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton, Arkansas for the inaugural Hoof it for Heifer Trail Run.

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The course delivered 12 miles on the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scouts Trail and a short segment of park pavement. One possible creek crossing if local rains brought the water levels up but most actually were able to dance across a conga line of boulders.


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Shane Poland of Vilonia, Arkansas, averaged just under a 9 min/mile pace to win the male race in 1:51:34.

Andrew Carberry cross the finish alone in second.

Top 5 male

  1. Shane Poland (AR) – 1:51:34
  2. Andrew Carberry (AR) – 2:05:14
  3. Dustin Speer (AR) – 2:19:07
  4. Brant Bishop (AR) – 2:19:29
  5. Gary McBride (AR) – 2:20:57

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Arkansas runner, Candace Fletcher, and Tennessee athlete, Leslie Brahm, enjoyed an excited 20 km adventure. Just over one minute separated the two at the finish with Candace earning the female win in 2:20:18 and a fifth overall effort.

Leslie earned eighth overall honors.

Top 5 female

  1.  Candace Fletcher (AR) – 2:20:18 (*5th overall*)
  2. Leslie Brahm (TN) – 2:21:26 (*8th overall*)
  3. Deborah Lashley (AR) – 2:30:11
  4. Terri Johnson (AR) – 2:32:25
  5. Tina Ho (AR) – 2:47:14
Complete results

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Inspiration Point

Check out some of the wisest finishers. I hope this stuff fires you up as much as it does me.

  • Lou Peyton (age 67 – AR), Ann Moore (age 71, AR), and Bob McKinney (age 70, AR) all enjoyed the 20 km scamper.

Life is play. Play is life.

Race Reports and Pics

  • “We corkscrewed through dense vegetation, huge rock formations, and vast areas.  There were a few streams to hop over, but I made sure to take a gander at the wildflowers. ” by Nicholas at Arkansas Outside
  • Brent Williamson Photography – Check out a fun collection of pics from the event.

Talk some Dirt

  • How was your adventure?
  • What was your favorite section of the course?

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Special thanks to Brent Williamson of Brent Williamson Photography for all the great photos you see above. You can check out Brent’s work at and

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About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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