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Hello everyone, Caroline here! I’m really excited to meet you all and to spend an amazing week getting to know you. I’m looking forward to this experience and can only imagine the great friendships that will be formed during the week. Happy trails! 🙂

We are so excited to have Caroline Samson-Belair in the field this year! Credit to Christian for the five year sales cycle!

How did you find out about ENDURrun? My husband has run the race three times.

What convinced you to take the plunge? Hearing how much fun Chris has during the week, the great people he meets and the amazing food he eats. I just had to be a part of it this time.

What exposure did you have to ENDURrun 2018? following my husband’s results

What advice have you been collecting? What are your sources? Most of my advice comes from Chris Belair’s experiences at this race. Eat well, rest a lot in between and get ready to run on sore legs. Oh, and don’t go out too hard on the first day!

What are you still hoping to learn by August? I need to get my head in check with what my body can do. I’m trying to stick to a smart training plan and need to keep incorporating some stretching and flexibility work.

What are your ENDURrun 2019 stories? My goal is to finish with a smile. I was registered for the 2015 event but surgery for a ruputured disc in my neck prevented me from being able to run. I knew then that ONE day, I would be back. 2019 is that day!

What are you most looking forward to about ENDURrun 2019? Meeting other crazy, ummm like minded people 😉 who share the same passion for running as I do!

What are you nervous about, if anything? What to pack and the dreaded “horror hill” I’ve heard so much about.

Can you share any details of your training? I ran my first 52km ultra in June (Quebec Mega Trail). I figure that would help prepare me for EndurRun, especially when I ran on very tired and sore legs during the following few days. Currently training for 70.3 Ironman in September as well.

What is your runner profile? I’ve been running for over 20 years. My mileage varies quite a bit, depending on what I’m training for. I typically run aprox. 50+ km per week, but that can fluctuate depending on what life throws at me. I’ve discovered a love of trail running in the past few years. Whole new kind of running out in the trails!