Here's my son Reade. He is 16 today. Also for the first time he ran a hare scrambles. Tough stuff. Neither he nor his bike looked like this when he finished. There were a couple of mud bogs. Thank goodness for the power washer. The track was 4 loops of a 7 mile trek. He made it half way through having crashed pretty hard.
It's a pretty intimidating race. It was fun to watch him compete. I hope that he does it again.