This event is designed for three purposes. First, it will provide an opportunity for new and veteran runners to test themselves at an ultra distance. Second, performances will be scored using an age/sex 'equalizer', providing the possibility of an overall victory to anyone who is normally competitive in their age group. Equalizers are determined based on age and gender. Overall awards will be distributed based on the total of actual distance plus the appropriate equalizer. Third, everyone has fun, and we mean everyone!
This event is designed so anyone competitive in his or her age/sex group could be the overall winner. The equalizers allow you to compete fairly with anyone you choose.
A 1.905 mile essentially flat loop, lighted asphalt path, circling Gray's Lake with splendid views of downtown. USATF certified #IA02004-MF.
There will be one aid station with water, sport beverage, fruit, cookies, as well as soup for the 12 and 24 hour races; a runner should not rely solely on this for their aid. We have volunteers supplying and working this table. Sometimes life surprises us and I don't want any limitations on our table to disrupt your run. It is there to supplement and aid your own preparations. Indoor toilets will be available; showers will not. Room will be available for tents, though camping the Friday night before is not permitted.
Entries are limited
Entries will be limited to 100. Your entry will be confirmed by email.
Entry Fee is $55 for the 6 hour, $65 for the 12 hour, and $80 for the 24 hour. Make checks payable to Chris Zepp. Race shirts will be ordered around October 12, 2012. Any entries received after that date may not receive a race shirt; however, race entry is permitted up until the start of the race. It is preferred that you give us some time to prepare, but if, like some presidential candidates, you have trouble with decisions, you have until 8am on 10/27/2012 to commit.
A pre-race dinner will be held Friday, October 26. Details are still to be determined and will be emailed to each race participant as soon as possible. Dinner is free for participants. Extra meal tickets are available for $10 per person. Last year we ate at Bennigan's by the airport and had pizza or pasta dinners.
T-shirts will be given to all entrants who complete at least a marathon, without equalizer. Awards based on distance plus equalizer will be given to the first 10 places in each event. One award will be given for the longest actual distance in each event. The award ceremony will immediately follow completion of the race.
Packet pick-up will be at the pre race dinner on Friday evening from 6 PM to 7 PM, or at the start/finish area of the race beginning at 7 AM on the day of the race.
Average High = 64.3F; Average Low = 42.7F; Record High = 95F; Record Low = 14F; Average Wind Speed = 10.3 mph.