The inaugural Morgan Creek Country Race was last weekend. It was also my first experience at Morgan Creek park on the west side of Cedar Rapids. The course ended up being about 7 miles, mostly on rolling grass with two creek crossings. My favorite section of the course was the arboretum with soft pine needles. I ran to the race in order to get my training mileage in for the day, which ended up being an 11 mile warm-up and finished just under 50 minutes. I’m hoping this race comes back next year…love all the new off road events that are popping up.