26 Feb '16, 10pm

Would you run this 5K that was held in a dark mine?

Would you run this 5K that was held in a dark mine?

After a 90-second elevator ride through the earth’s outer crust, 299 intrepid runners completed the inaugural Mine Run 5K in the Hutchinson Salt Company Mine, a 2.5-mile-long shaft carved into one of the world’s largest deposits of rock salt. The runners, donning bike helmets, flashlights, and headlamps, started at the mine’s museum, leaving the glow of exhibit lights to traverse a 3.1-mile course that included more than 70 turns. To help navigate, they pointed their lights down onto their path, looking at a rope on the ground for guidance. According to the mine museum's executive director, Mary Grace Clements, only one person had a panic attack. RELATED: Runner’s World editors imagine what this race looks like “It was kind of eerie to know how dark and quiet it was,” said Willie Rolo, who finished the event in 30 minutes. The race was not officially timed and there were n...

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