Overall, my goal was to give runners a challenging race with enough support they needed at aid stations. A race which is totally different from what they have joined before. CM50 stands out from other races not because I directed it but because it has some of the most varied terrains one can possibly imagine! From water crossing, lahar, hills, cool weather, falls (how often can you see one in a race?!), river, steep uphills and quad numbing descents, etc. and the pleasure of knowing that one has finally rediscovered and shared the "old" route with the locals. For the 50 milers, it was to offer them a glimpse of what it takes to conquer a tough 100-mile trail race. I can remember Simon and I discussing the distance and topography of UTMB which is like times four (4) of the area and elevation of Miyamit (4x42K excluding the area from Crow Creek to Clark) . Maybe more. UTMB has like 9,700m plus of elevation gain while Miyamit has only close to 2,000m. So I leave that to your imagination.