This was an exciting logo project for me because this was a new trail half marathon and 10k race. The race follows the Eno River and crosses the whole county of Durham, NC. The logo takes elements of the trail race and iconic Durham scenery. You can see early renditions below. I liked the warmer logo but we went with greens and blues that matched the Life Skills Foundation, who the race was benefitting.
Here are earlier options and a look into my process. I ended up combining elements of 1 and 2 for the final logo.