I recently heard about The Barkley Marathons ultra, held each March just west of Knoxville. Barkley isn’t just a “normal” 100 mile ultramarathon. It’s more of an orienteering course that intentionally sends you through every available briar patch and up every steep hill available. And they don’t tell you the start time until one hour before the race starts. They don’t even tell you where to send the entry application. Since most years no one completes the five laps of the course, The Barkley Marathons also includes a 60 mile “Fun Run”. Woah.