The Escambia County Equestrian Center, a 178-acre park will be the venue for the 5th Annual Wildcat 100 Ultramarathon. This race will be the perfect "First" 100 mile or 100k run. The course will consist of a 2.5 mile loop that is comprised of mostly grass and dirt. The elevation gain/loss is very minimal. This 5k course (2.5 mile section) has been used to host the FHSAA Cross Country 2A District and Regional Championships, Gulf Coast Stampede, and Esca-Rosa Panhandle Championships. Please check your email upon registration and make sure you go through the runner's packet as there will be important details listed in there that may not appear elsewhere.
Traveling from East to West on I-10...
Take the US-90 Alt exit, EXIT 5
Turn LEFT onto US-90 Alt W/Fl-10/W Nine Mile Road (2.9 miles)
Turn LEFT onto Beulah Road (1.2 miles)
Turn LEFT onto Mobile Hwy/US-90E (0.60 miles)
Equestrian Center is located on your LEFT at 7750 Mobile Hwy.
The time cutoff for the 100 mile is 40 hours = 24:00 min/mile pace.
The time cutoff for the 100k is 40 hours = 38:37 min/mile pace.
The time cutoff for the 50k is 20 hours = 38:37 min/mile pace.
The Equestrian Center has RV parking, and the cost is $20.07 per day (includes tax, water, and electrical hookups). We have raised the price this year as we will be renting out the arena section of Center. With this rented out, runners are FREE to camp - or set up - under the roof. **If you decide to plug into a wall outlet, you will be charged an RV fee.** Showers are also available on-site on the south end of the arena, please bring your own toiletries and towels.
We will provide chip timing for all events at the 5th Annual Wildcat Ultras.
We would like to thank our 2016 & 2017 sponsors: Hammer Nutrition, Bodyworks by Bull Therapeutic Massage, Egg and I, Bagelheads, Fitletic, Orange Mud, and SmartyPants Vitamins.
We hope to have them back for 2018!
Pacers are allowed after the halfway point of your race (15 miles for the 50k, 30 miles for the 100k and 50 miles for the 100 mile) or sunset, whichever is earlier.
There will be a modest Aid Station at the Start/Finish line of the loop. Water and Hammer Nutrition products will be available as well as the standard ultra food items such as chips, pretzels, PB&J, potatoes with salt, M&M's, gummy bears and other items as available. If there is something that you must have, make sure you bring it with you.
We will provide ice for runners - water bottles, hats, buffs, etc. - we will not be providing ice for crews. If your crew or anyone else in your party needs ice there are multiple convenient stores in the area.
Packet Pick Up
You may pick up your packet on Friday between 5-6pm, and on race day (Saturday) morning from 6-7:30 a.m. at the Escambia Equestrian Center. Race day registration will also be available for $25 additional, cash or check only.
We are excited to announce that Calvin Galace with 'Who is Rufio Rex' will be back again this year as our official photographer. He will be providing all runners with free pictures from the race following the conclusion of the event.
If you get off course, please return to the course at the point you left before continuing. If you choose to leave the course for an extended break please check in with a race official when you leave and upon your return. If you see any misconduct on the course please bring it to the attention of a race official in a discreet manner and we will handle accordingly. Refund Policy: Refund authority resides solely with the Race Directors. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT. You signed up for the event understanding the refund policy and we ask that you respect the race and the enormous cost of putting it on by not asking for something that is clearly stated in the manual. No transfers of race entry fee to another race, next year’s race or another runner.
All 100 mile finishers will receive a belt buckle, 100 and 50k runners will receive a wooden medallion. 25k to be determined.
Local time: 11:46 PM