**NEW THIS YEAR** the course will be reversed running from Midvale to Council, Idaho with an uphill grade of 500 ft in 50K. The course is 50-kilometers point to point (31.07 miles) from Midvale to Council, Idaho along the scenic Weiser River Trail. The trail is a railroad bed that has been converted to a National Recreation Trail. The trail runs alongside the Weiser River, through canyons and across open farmland. There is very little elevation change on the course. The course is ideal for this early season event and excellent for runners of any ability – beginners to veterans. For more detailed information visit: https://www.pulserunning.com/weiser-river-50k
Leg 1 - Midvale to Shoepeg 5.05 Miles (subject to change slightly to get correct overall mileage)
Leg 2 - Shoepeg to Cambridge 5.0 Miles
Leg 3 - Cambridge to Goodrich 9.1 Miles
Leg 4 - Goodrich to Mesa Siding 6.9 Miles
Leg 5 - Mesa Siding to Council 4.89 Miles (subject to change slightly to get correct overall mileage)
We are limiting our entries to 50 teams (up to 5 runners) and unlimited solos this year. We will have the following classes:
Ultra (minimum age 18)
-Seniors (any gender age 50 and over)
-Open (any gender and age mix)
Team substitutions may be made up to race morning. All entrants must read and sign waiver/entry form.
Each relay team is responsible for providing a volunteer!
There are no cancellation refunds, however a team may transfer people up until race day. Ultrarunners may roll their entry to the next year OR transfer.
Team Race Rules
The team relay race starts in waves (determined by your estimated completion times) from the Rodeo Grounds in Council at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22nd. The route consists of 5 legs, varying from 4.1 miles to 9.1 miles in length between designated runner exchange points. Race officials will assist at exchange points and road intersections.
There is no baton; team members must touch hands at the exchanges in between the marked white lines. Each team member must run at least one leg, and finish the leg he or she started. No substitutions within a leg are allowed. Substitutions will disqualify the team! In the event of injury preventing a runner from finishing his designated leg another team member may complete that leg BUT the retiring team member cannot run again during the race. Only one such substitution per team is permissible and must be reported to the race officials. Teams will determine among themselves which leg (or legs) members will run. Individuals running more than one leg can do so in any sequence; e.g. two or more legs in a row, or one leg at the start of the race and a second leg near the end, or your choice! Runners must exchange only at the designated exchange points!
In order to ensure teams receive a correct finish time, only the member of the team running the last leg should cross the finish line on the course. Other team members may run to the right or left of the finish chute, but must be clearly off the course.
There will be a shuttle from Council to Midvale on Saturday morning for those needing it.
Lodging/places to stay
Camping: Weiser River Trail RV Park http://www.weiserrivertrailrvpark.com/, why not stay here and save yourself some time in the morning...after all this will be where you catch the bus AND finish the race! Plenty of room for tents and RV's.
Local time: 5:23 AM
Mundo Hot Springs http://idaho-rv.blogspot.com/ they like to cater to trail users!
Hotels: Hartland Inn & Motel, 211 N Norris Ave Highway 95 N New Meadows ID 83654 1-866-599-6674
Meadows Valley Motel, http://www.meadowsvalleymotel.com/ (Best coffee around I've heard)