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After the Black Canyon 100K, eight drop bags sat unclaimed for three months. So race director Jamil Coury, and another runner, Schuyler Hall, came up with an unconventional, comically ill-advised challenge.
They would run four one-mile loops. Before every loop, each runner would be given a leftover drop bag, contents unknown, and would be required to use everything in it.
That means everything—however ill-fitting, unnecessary or simply disgusting. As Coury explains in the video: “If it’s an edible product, we have to consume it. If it’s an item of clothing, we have to wear it. If it’s a personal body product—say Body Glide or sunscreen—we have to apply it. Anything else, we have to carry it.”
V8, Hot Tamales candies, instant coffee, a purple cotton sweatshirt, diaper-rash powder, melted energy chews, previously worn running tights, “mystery white powder”—it’s safe to say their worst expectations were met, and then some.
And the resulting video is pretty darn hilarious.
Warning: There is puking on screen starting around minute 10.