Saturday, May 3, 2014

Falcon 50

USAF Academy

Colorado Springs, CO Marathon, Military Heavy, 50 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. May 3, 2014

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENT

This event is open to DoD ID-Card Holders only.  Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Retired, DoD Civilian, Contractor, etc. Bottom Line: In order to access the starting line at the United States Air Force Academy outside of visiting hours (i.e. before 0800), you must have a valid DoD Identification card.  If you do not have a valid issued identification card YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON BASE FOR THE START OF THE RACE.  For any questions on this policy please contact the race director (C20Jestyn.Roberts@usafa.edu) or OIC (Edward.Rozak@usafa.edu).


 


***THIS IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. IT IS NOT A PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS AND IT HAS NO GOVERNMENTAL STATUS***

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Race Results

Timing will be conducted unofficially using stopwatch software at the finish line. LED Clocks will be available at different locations on the course to allow participants to stay updated. All races will start simultaneously at 0600 and the timer will run until 2000. Please contact Jestyn Roberts (C20Jestyn.Roberts@usafa.edu) or Maj. Rozak (Edward.Rozak@usafa.edu) with any further questions.

DESCRIPTION

How we perceive ourselves is directly related to the difficulty of the challenges we partake. Those with an air of confidence have pushed themselves to their own limits and kept going, while the weak of heart stray from any endeavors which could bring about pain. Challenge yourself and realize the pain of finishing a difficult task is greatly outweighed by the joy and fulfillment of knowing you pushed your limits.


-Falcon 50 Race Series



Welcome to the 6th annual running of the Falcon 50. This event has 4 race distances/options: a 50 mile run, 26.2 mile run, a 26.2 military heavy ruck, and the newly added 13.1 mile run. Join us and help continue the legacy while discovering how far you are able to push yourself.


The Falcon 50 Race Series, first event run in 2011, takes place on the Air Force Academy Reservation and in the surrounding mountains. It is a scenic and challenging route that will take its participants through some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain the Academy has to offer. All paid entrants will receive a customized race shirt, access to aid stations throughout the course manned by volunteers of the cadet wing, and photos following the race. All marathon, half marathon and military heavy finishers will be awarded a medal, ultramarathon finishers under 10 hours and military heavy finishers under 8 hours will receive a Falcon 50 belt buckle. All ultramarathon finishers will also receive a Falcon 50 patch (approved for A-Jacket use if applicable).


The ultramarathon is the great equalizer of races. Young, old, seasoned racer, or fresh to the starting blocks... in the end, it will be your determination above all else that gets you to the finish line. The 50 miles of the Falcon 50 Ultra course ensure that this event will be one of the toughest athletic challenges you can undertake, but it will also be one of your most triumphant accomplishments.


If it wasn't tough, then it probably wasn't worth doing.


-Falcon 50




This is a NON-PROFIT event. Any money left over after the event will be donated to Air Force Sergeant's Association.

EVENTS

The three events you know and loathe are back along with the new half marathon for those who want a taste of the beautiful running trails of the Air Force Academy; happy training. All events start on Stillman Field of the US Air Force Academy at 0600. The course will remain open until 2000. For safety, all runners must complete before official sunset.


* FALCON 50 ULTRAMARATHON (50 miles)
* FALCON 50 MILITARY HEAVY (26.2 miles with a 35lb ruck)
* FALCON 50 MARATHON (you can run or hike as the course remains open from 0600 until 2000 hrs) (26.2 miles)
* FALCON 50 HALF MARATHON (13.1 miles)


No racer will be prevented from attempting the 50 mile Falcon 50 Ultramarathon course, so long as they meet posted cutoff times.  This applies to both Marathon and Military Heavy entrants.  However, in order to receive event specific finisher awards, like the Falcon 50 belt buckle, you must have registered for that event.


* Note on military Heavy Division * in the past we have required participants to wear a military uniform and boots but this year we are allowing runners to use whatever equipment they feel is necessary. 


The ruck must be USAF, Army, or Navy issued with an external frame.  Although you can pack any gear, food, or water you like in the ruck, it must also contain 35 pounds of non-natural objects.  Ballast will not be provided at race start; please procure your own for the event.


The course has been published to the Falcon 50 Race Series Facebook page.

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