You were always looking for a timed race without pavement hurting your feet right? At the Pulse Endurance Runs, you can enjoy nature while running on a beautiful flat dirt trail 2 1/2 mile loop bordering the Boise River and Eagle Island pond. See the website for all course details. This is a great course to get your first ultra, anywhere from a 50K to 100 miles and beyond!
The Pulse Endurance Runs are a beautiful and flat fixed-time race held at Eagle Island State Park, 8 miles west of Boise, Idaho. Test yourself against the clock and some of the northwest's top timed event runners at Idaho's premier timed race on a flat, dirt trail. Set a goal and achieve it, running as many miles as you can in 48, 24, 12, or 6 hours. Or, sign up for the 100 mile fixed-distance option!
We are continuing with the 100 Mile Relay!! Bring 1-5 of your favorite running buddies and see how fast you can run 100 Miles. You get to choose how many loops each person does.. Come for fun, or come for speed....just bring your smiles!
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY MARCH 5th TO BE GUARANTEED FINISHERS SCHWAG
We have a lot of event options. Make sure you are checking the start times and signing up for the race you intend to!
80% refunds will be given through February 28, 2018. After that, all entries are non-refundable. We are not doing number transfers or rollovers to other races. If you aren't going to be able to run, get your 80% back before Feb 28th. Registration closes Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
Race Start Times are as follows:
48 Hour: 6:00 pm, Thursday, 3/22 (ends 6:00 pm, 3/24)
100 Mile: 10:00 am, Friday 3/23 (32 hour cutoff, 6:00 pm, 3/24)
100 Mile Relay: 6:00pm, Friday 3/23 (ends 6:00 pm, 3/24)
6 Hour Night Option: 6:00 pm, Friday 3/23 (ends midnight Friday)
24 Hour: 6:00 pm, Friday 3/23 (ends 6:00 pm, 3/24)
12 Hour Night Option: 6:00 pm, Friday 3/23 (ends 6:00 am, 3/24)
12 Hour Day Option: 6:00 am, Saturday 3/24 (ends 6:00 pm, 3/24)
6 Hour Day Option: Noon Saturday 3/24 (ends 6:00 pm Saturday 3/24)
Solo Runner Volunteer Requirement
Each local runner is asked to furnish one volunteer for the race to fill a minimum 4-hour shift. We will waive this requirement if you are coming from out of town, because we want you to sign up anyway!
Once you have registered, please have your designated volunteer fill out the form on the volunteer page so that we have all their information and can contact them with specifics about their volunteer spot. There is a spot on the form for volunteers to pick their own time frame. Thank you!
Packet pickup will be at The Pulse Running and Fitness Shop on Wednesday March 21 from 11-6. After that all packets can be picked up at Eagle Island Park under the shelter starting at 3pm on Thursday March 22.
Crews, Aid, Facilities
Crew & Personal Aid: Runners may have crew support every lap. There is an area directly adjacent to the course with space for tents or canopies for personal aid stations.
Parking: Enough parking directly adjacent to the course with easy access from the course to your car any time.
Park Entry Fee: The park entry fee for one car is included in your race entry fee. Any other family members or spectators in additional cars will need to pay the State Park fee of $5.
Food and Aid: The official race aid station will be available every 2.5 miles as you finish each lap. We will have a wide range of typical ultra food, and we are open to your suggestions and food requests.
There will be one transition area for the relay. All exchanges will need to be made in this transition area. Any exchanges not made in the transition area will result in a DNF for the team/
Warming Tent: There will be a warming/sleeping tent set up next to the Aid Station. Feel free to bring a cot, sleeping bag and blankets as you feel is needed. You may set up your own aid station in here if so desired.
For those running at night make sure to bring extra clothes, it can get pretty cold and windy so extra layers may be needed. Also don't forget to bring extra batteries for your headlamp. Even though we are inside a state park there isn't any lighting on the backside of the course so you will need to use your headlamp.
The nice thing about a timed event is that there are no DNFs (unless you sign up for 100 miles and don't complete 100 miles)
Local time: 10:10 AM
Overall winners (top 3) for each race will receive prizes.
One of the things that makes this race special is that runners will receive a special post-race award, which will be personalized and made available after the race. Anyone running 100 miles or more has the choice between a buckle OR an apparel item (to be decided at the time of registration; default is a buckle).