Bib #37 – Runner’s World Grand Slam 3.8 Mile Trail Run 

Four races. Three Days. 26.2 total miles. A journey will culminate in Bethlehem. 

South Mountain Park, pre-race.

My girlfriends and I are just a few of the several hundred people gathered on a Friday afternoon for 3.8 trail miles in Bethelhem’s South Mountain Park. We will all complete the Grand Slam –  3.8 mile trail race, a 5k, a 10k and a half marathon over three days. 

The gravel and single track trail undulates, with nearly 600 feet of climb.


It’s over quickly; I’ve rarely run anything shorter than a half marathon all year. 3.8 miles feels like a warm-up. In a way, it is. Because just 16 hours after finishing the trail race, I will line up at the start of race #38. 

The journey culminates in Bethelehem. 

The GirlSquad, descended on Bethlehem from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Washington State.

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