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.
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. 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.
There is no fee for online registration. (Well, actually there is a fee but we pay it, not you.)
The Entrant List only includes runners who register through Ultrasignup.com. If you somehow found a paper entry and mailed it in, you won't show up on this list.
If you are a current member of the Buffalo Chips Running Club and were looking for a discount, send me an email and I can hook you up. firstname.lastname@example.org
T-shirts are unisex sizes. If you want an extra-small, send me a note ASAP. (But if you wait until the last minute, you'll get what you get.)
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.