GUIDELINES AND RULE
Les Martisko, R.D.
1. No littering.
2. Flashlights will be needed.
3. Marking of the course will be on the left as usual and described by Bonnie Riley on race day. Please be sure to watch for flags to stay on course. No off trail running, no exceptions!
4. Bathrooms - Additional Portable restrooms have been added this year at each aid station. Please do not go to the bathroom on the trail or in the woods.
5. Drop Bags - There will be drop bags at the Start/Finish Aid Station and at Horse Camp aid station. The course will loop back to your vehicle every 16.7 miles so you will be able to obtain different clothes and aid from your vehicle or a drop bag, after each lap. The Start/Finish parking area is about 100 yards from the course.
6. Aid Stations - We will have four official aid stations. One at the Start/Finish of each lap, then at 2.9, 5.5, 9.9, and 13 miles, each with the usual ultra foods and nutritional supplements.
7. Awards - There will be shirts, and branded finishers awards for the registered runners. Most of the prizes and awards will be for costumes to go along with the Halloween theme
8. We will have a building open at the Start/Finish for registration and check in.
9. Family and crew can easily see their runner at the start/finish and at the 5.5 mile aid station. This is a public road so please use caution.
10. Pacers are allowed on the course to assist runners. Runners should notify race staff when picking up their race packet on the day of the race that they will have a pacer so that staff can monitor who is on the course. Your pacer will need to check in at the Trail Head building by the start/finish before running. No muling allowed.
11. This is an open public park. There should be a minimum of activity other than the race participants present on the course. However, you will need to yield to horses if you encounter them. I run the course regularly and most of the time I do not see any domestic animals or humans!
12. The Course is mostly wide trails with one .7 mile section of single-track trail at the southern end. However, the southern end actually is like running on single track for the most part.
13. You will have to cross a public gravel road twice per lap. Be careful to look both ways as we will not have anyone watching traffic for you. This is a regularly used road!
14. There are wild animals in the park. Coyotes, large owls, turkeys, eagles, large woodpeckers, deer, skunk, ground hogs, turtles, there has been one report of a cougar. No bears have been reported.
15. No throwing trash on the trails! This is a great park and we have had amazing cooperation from park staff. Please be respectful of the public space as we all are during runs!
16. No Refunds. Refunds will not be issued for any reason.