This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 19, 2013

Race Overview

The Endurance Challenge 100/50 is a point-to-point, fast & flat 100 mile and 50 mile urban ultra-marathon. The EC100/50 is one of the easiest 100/50 mile races on the West Coast, and is ideal for your first 50 or 100 mile race, whether you're a runner or walker, with a very generous 16-hour cut-off for the 50 mile race (11 p.m. on 10/17), and 32-hour cut-off for the 100 mile race (3 p.m. on 10/18). You'll also be supporting the 100 Mile Club, a non-profit organization with programs currently in over 1,000 schools throughout the U.S. that provides an opportunity for school kids to run/walk 100 miles during the school year, as all race proceeds will be donated to the 100 Mile Club.*

The race takes place from Saturday, October 17, 2015, to Sunday, October 18, 2015. The route for the Endurance Challenge 100/50 begins shortly after sunrise at 7:00 a.m. with a grand send off by energetic 100 Mile Club school kids from throughout Southern California at the 100 Mile Club headquarters in Norco, CA, aka "Horse Town, USA". Then it's "westward ho!" as we run through Corona to the start of the Santa Ana River bike path. Our first major check-point is in Anaheim at Mile 25, as we pass within a stone's throw from the iconic Anaheim Angels 210 ft. tall "Big A", and then it's straight to the Pacific Ocean, in Huntington Beach. When we hit the sand, we turn due north and run along the beach path, passing through the Beach Boys "Surf City, USA" Huntington Beach Pier on our way to the 50 mile finish line in Long Beach. (11 p.m. cut-off.)

From there the 100 mile runners continue north, passing by the Queen Mary in all it's nighttime splendor, and weave our way inland through various SoCal cities, including the renowned Rolling Hills Estates and Palos Verdes, joining the coast once again in Redondo Beach. The final 20 mile coastline stretch continues on the beach bike path past the Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach Piers, Dockweiler State Beach, Marina Del Rey, with a final push along the Venice boardwalk, finishing just steps from the world famous Santa Monica Pier. (32-hour cut-off at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 10/18.) Athletes who participate in the 100 mile event will run through three Southern California counties, traversing 22 cities.

This year the race is limited to a very lucky seventy-seven (77) enthusiastic athletes that will race the clock and each other in this unique, fun and challenging event.


*Proceeds from EC100 go directly to the 100 Mile Club charity to support efforts to fight childhood inactivity and obesity and encourage children to seek out their personal best in school, at home, on the field, and in life. For more information about starting a 100 Mile Club at your elementary or middle school, visit their website at www.100MileClub.com. Please consider donating directly to the 100 Mile Club at: www.100mileclub.com/donate. Donations are 100% tax deductible and every $10 donation sponsors one underprivileged school child for one year membership in the 100 Mile Club.

Course Description

The EC100 Ultramarathon offers an ideal course for all – the experienced ultrarunner who wants to set a new PR, as well as for the athlete who has done shorter races before who now wants to attempt to run 50 or 100 miles for the first time.

The course begins at the 100 Mile Club HQ in Norco, CA and travels across (mostly urban) Southern California to the Santa Monica Pier. The route of the EC100 passes through Corona before following the Santa Ana River Trail to the coast. From there, the runners continue along the Huntington Beach Bike Trail followed by Pacific Coast Highway. The event ends in Long Beach for those running the 50-mile event.

The course takes on a more rural feel through Palos Verdes before returning to the coast along the “Strand”. Those that make it through the night are able to experience both the sunset and sunrise as they run along the California coast. At the finish, runners experience textbook SoCal as they run through the wild and festive Venice Beach boardwalk and on toward the finish line at the beautiful and famous Santa Monica Pier.

What is the date, start time and finish line?

Both the EC100 and EC50 races start on October 17, 2015 at 7:00AM at the 100 Mile Club® headquarters (2191 Fifth Street, Suite 211, Norco, CA 92860)

Finish line:
EC50 ends in Long Beach, CA at the SeaPort Marina Hotel (6400 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803)
EC100 ends at the Santa Monica Pier (200 Santa Monica Pier # A, Santa Monica, CA)

Strategy

There is a 16-hour time limit for the EC50 and a 32-hour time limit for the EC100. *Mandatory Check-In Stations* Mandatory Check-In Stations will be available at the approximate 25, 50 and 75 (EC100 only) mile-marks. All EC100 athletes must check in and be weighed at each Check-In Station. Water and basic supplies will be available at each of the stations. *Sub Stations* Sub-stations will be placed approximately every 12.5 miles. It is not required to stop here but this is where crews should meet to aid runners. Time in/time out will be recorded and broadcast via twitter. *Meet-Me Stations* Meet-Me Stations will be approximately every 6 miles or so. This is where crew may congregate to catch runners, etc.

What are the crew requirements?

Because of the complexity of supporting a point-to-point urban event, this is a crew-supported race. At a minimum, runners must have a pacer starting at the 50-mile check-in station. Every runner must have his / her own pacer. Your pacer must be at least 18 years old. Adding more pacers and crew members with a car will increase your chances of finishing and likely improve your time. Note that you will need to provide your own transportation from the finish line. Runners will not be allowed to continue if they don’t have a pacer at the 50-mile check-in station. Your pacer can be on a bike. No exceptions. If you would like to run this race and lack pacers, please contact us.

Find crew and pacers
If runners are local, this can be as simple as making a few calls. However, this task is more difficult for those who live out of the area. If you are having trouble finding crew, please contact us. We want to help! Water, sports drinks and basic supplies will be available at each of the check-in stations. However, we recommend that you purchase your own drinks, food and supplies before the race and store them in your crew car.

Attend the runner/crew safety briefing on Friday 10/16)
Please attend the runner/crew meeting held on Friday night (10/16). The location is the 100 Mile Club® Headquarters: 2191 Fifth Street, Suite 211, Norco, CA 92860. Check-in will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Bring at least one key crew member to this meeting. Please, no more than total of three crew with each runner

What are the Rules? EC100

1.All runners and all crew members/pacers must sign the Participant Waiver and Release of Liability / Release of Name and Likeness.
2.All runners must check and be weighed in at the 25, 50 and 75 check-in stations.
3.All running must be single-file while on highways/roads. Runners must not run abreast with other runners or with pacers. Pacers may not run in front of race entrants at any time.
4.All runners and their crew/pacers must wear 360-reflective material (vest preferred) and a headlamp at night. You must bring your items when checking-in for approval.
5.All runners and their crew/pacers must carry a mobile phone. Make sure your phone is fully charged the night before and that it is turned ON for the entire duration of the race. You may want to invest in an external battery.
6. Runners must not be alone at night. If you become separated and are alone at night for whatever reason, you must alert the Race Director immediately.
8.There is a 32-hour limit for the race. There are cutoffs at each of the check-in stations.

Mile 25 at 3:00PM
Mile 50 at 11:00PM
Mile 75 at 7:00AM
Mile 100 at 3:00PM

9.If you leave the course, you must return to the spot where you left.
10.Anyone caught skipping portions of the course will be disqualified and escorted to the next check in station.
11.Runners/Crew/Pacers may not use illegal drugs, stimulants, or alcohol of any kind, during the race or at any official race events or activities.
12.If you must drop out at some point during the race, you must call the Race Director and clearly indicate your intention to stop.
13. All Emergency Evacuation costs for runners or crew member/paces will be borne by that person or their heirs. The race organizers are in no way liable or responsible for emergency evacuation.
14.All racers, crew and staff must display courtesy, good taste, decorum, and sportsmanship at all times. Please remember, you are supporting a youth organization and by default, you are representing The 100 Mile Club® during this race.

What are the Rules? EC50

1. All runners must sign the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability / Release of Name and Likeness.
2. All runners must check and be weighed in at the 25 check-in station.
3. All running must be single-file while on highways/roads. Runners must not run abreast with other runners.
4. All runners must wear 360-reflective material (vest preferred) and a headlamp at night. You must bring your items when checking-in for approval. Reflective vests will be available for a suggested donation.
5. All runners must carry a mobile phone. Make sure your phone is fully charged the night before and that it is turned ON for the entire duration of the race. You may want to invest in an external battery.
6. There is a 16-hour limit for the race. There are cutoffs at each of the check-in stations.
Check-in Station (miles) Cutoff Time

MIle 25 at 3:00PM
Mile 50 at 11:00PM

9. If you leave the course, you must return to the spot where you left.
10. Anyone caught skipping portions of the course will be disqualified and escorted to the next check in station.
11. Runners/Crew/Pacers may not use illegal drugs, stimulants, or alcohol of any kind, during the race or at any official race events or activities.
12. If you must drop out at some point during the race, you must call the Race Director and clearly indicate your intention to stop.
13. All Emergency Evacuation costs for runners or crew member/paces will be borne by that person or their heirs. The race organizers are in no way liable or responsible for emergency evacuation.
14. All racers must display courtesy, good taste, decorum, and sportsmanship at all times. Please remember, you are supporting a youth organization and by default, you are representing The 100 Mile Club® during this race.

Spectator Tips

We encourage ALL spectators to meet us at the START Line and FINISH Line. For those who are up for a little adventure, you may also meet us along the way at any of the Check-In/Sub/Meet-Me Stations.

In addition, you may follow the race via Twitter @EC100 or on Facebook at EC100 at https://www.facebook.com/EnduranceChallenge100.

*Awards*
Those who finish the full 100 miles within the time limit of 32 hours will receive a sub-30 hour buckle. We will be awarding special sub-24 buckles to participants who finish the course in less than 24 hours. It is our goal to present your buckle to you at the finish line. In the event that more runners finish than we have buckles, we will award buckles to finishers as they arrive and order and ship the remaining. Runners who complete the 50-mile course will receive a medal.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

100EC has a no refund policy. Please note that we do not offer any refunds or discount codes if you cancel your registration for this event.

Where can I get an answer to my question (not answered above)?

Please contact Race Director Alfa Severino alfa.severino@yahoo.com

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