Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
This Event Took Place Sat. Jan 24, 2015
SOLD OUT!First Leg of the 2015 FLATROCK TRIPLE CROWN
WinterRock 25K & 12K
Fat-Ass Style Trail Races
January 24, 2015
Saturday, January 24th, 2015 (***Weather Permitting - See postponement policy below***)
Shirts OPTIONAL at checkout, NO awards, very LIMITED aid (unmanned, water only), officially timed, "somewhat" Fat-Ass Style Event to kick-off 2015 in a MOST EPIC way!!!
LIMITED TO "100 REGISTRANTS" ONLY -- No Waiting List Available...No Exceptions!
$10 MANDATORY donation (no, it's not tax deductible) for either event THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2014.
$20 MANDATORY donation (no, it's not tax deductible) for either event FROM DECEMBER 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 28, 2014.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, REFUNDS, DEFERRALS OR CARRYOVERS TO FUTURE EVENTS.
START & TIME LIMIT:
Both races start at 11 a.m. sharp from the Outlet Channel Shelter. 5 hour cutoff for either event. Short pre-race briefing at 10:45 a.m.
Elk River Hiking Trail. Accurately measured forest trail winding through unique limestone bluffs, rock formations & picturesque vistas. Mostly single-track, out & back, very rocky, no long hills. Home of the "legendary" FlatRock 50/25K's and the "infamous" FlatRock 101K.
3 Aid Stations in the 25K and 1 (turnaround) in the 12K. Aid stations are approximately 3.5-4 miles apart, are all unmanned, with only water available. No cups will be available, so you MUST carry a handheld bottle with you on the course. If you need fuel (calories) of any type, YOU are responsible to pack it with you, as there will be none available on the course.
CHECK-IN (Staging Area):
Race headquarters will be located in the Outlet Channel Group Shelter (north side of the Elk City Lake dam). Race bib (shirt) pick-up will be from 9:30:10:30 AM on Saturday morning January 3, 2015. Map to the staging area can be found by clicking the link below:
PRE & POST-RACE:
An assortment of warm beverages (coffee, hot chocolate, tea, cider, etc.) will be available for runners prior to our start. A hearty chicken noodle soup and some type of "vegan" bean soup, along with the previously mentioned "hot beverages" will be available for all runners after their respective finish.
MAP & COURSE PROFILE:
There are several different ways to get to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse (Staging Area) depending upon which direction you are coming from. Please click on the link below to open a Google Map where you can get specific directions to the Outlet Channel Shelterhouse. If you have never been to FlatRock before we highly recommend allowing a little extra drive time, especially if you plan on driving in the morning of the race.
PLEASE NOTE: If there is "any kind" of substantial freezing/frozen moisture on the trail, we will postpone this event until the following week on Saturday, January 31st, AND will continue doing so weekly thereafter until we can run it WITHOUT the aforementioned additional risk involved. Status updates of the trail condition will be available through 5 AM race day morning at the following website:
Local time: 5:43 AM