I did not participate in the MOCO Epic last year...
but I heard from so many people that it was AWESOME!
currently there is a discussion on the MORE FORUM about the MOCO Epic and the notion of there being an official "race promoter" who gets compensated for their effort
read on if interested
I have no dog in this fight...
but I will say this
Shenandoah Mountain Touring... Granny Gear Productions... and EX2 Adventures are all businesses
in addition to having paid staff
each of these race promotion companies also take on a long list of volunteers
enough on this by me...