We've been asked by a couple runners already so I'm guessing other runners are wondering the same thing... YES, ICE AX IS STILL MANDATORY. A helmet is highly recommended and traction like Microspikes might be a good idea too.
For those of you still in town already, we're inviting folks to join us in watching the fireworks tonight from our front yard 852 Reese St(the new start/finish location for the race).
James Varner and the Rainshadow Team