Saturday, Feb 4, 2012

Jed Smith

8731 La Rivera Drive

Sacramento, CA 50 Miler, 50K, 30K

This Event Took Place Sat. Feb 4, 2012

Alert: Event Location Changed

New Race Location:
Golden Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America
251 Commerce Circle, Sacramento, CA 95815

Note: Race times will be push back 30 Minutes, to allow for driving delay of any participants show up at La Riviera Dr/Watt Ave location.

NEW Race Start Times and Packet Pickup:
6:30AM – Packet Pickup Opens
8:00AM – 50 Miler
9:00AM – 50K
10:00AM – 30K and Half Marathon
6:00PM – End of All Races

We are very sorry for the last minute change. The high river water flows and recent strong wind storms that blew trees over ultimately required the course location change. We made every effort, working with the Sacramento County Regional Parks, to make the Jed Smith AR Parkway course workable for this year but, Regional Parks determined it was not safe to open Watt Ave. access this weekend. Safety is all of our main concern, especially on a long run like Jed Smith and we don’t want anyone to get hurt.

Logistics and details for Commerce Circle race course:
• The Commerce Circle course is a fully certified USATF 2,000 Meter loop course. Start/Finish line will be located in front of the Boy Scouts building.
• Course is flat & fast and all on pavement.
• There is plenty of parking behind the Boy Scout building and also street parking is available.
• There will be one Aid Station located at the Start/Finish line.

The Format

The Jed Smith Ultra Classic is a very fast, flat loop course and it has seen some of the fastest 50K and 50 mile times in recent US history. The loop is approximately five miles in length and a mix of paved bike path and dirt road. This is not a trail run.

Please note: The levee work that has plagued us the past few years is finally complete and the course is in excellent condition as of September 21, 2015. Times should be faster as the course will include fewer turns and hills. Please let us know ahead of time if you are looking to set a record or run a 100K world championship qualifying time.

The Venue

The Jed Smith Ultra Classic will be run along the American River on a course that we believe you will really enjoy. The staging area (start/finish) is the Watt Avenue access to the American River Parkway. Parking is included in the price of registration. It is a certified course and each loop is 4.85 miles long. It is nearly identical to the course used for the 2011 World Masters Championship Marathon. See the event website for additional details.

The Jed Smith 50Km is typically the first event in the Pacific Association USA Track and Field Ultra Grand Prix Series. In order to qualify for Grand Prix points and awards, you must be a PAUSATF member prior to the start of the race. Runners may join PAUSATF online.

The Notes

The “service fee” for on-line registration is included in the price.
This race is run in the natural environment and subject to the whims of nature. We will do whatever we can to ensure the race goes as planned, but there may be inconveniences.

Local time: 11:49 AM


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