Race Start Time
The 50K race and the 100K race will start promptly at 0600AM.
The course has a widely varied trail surface that includes well maintained single and double track trail, grassy single track, dirt roads and a bit of asphalt too, on a course that is extremely "runnable" as trail courses go. Each lap or loop is 7.75 miles long. Two ascents and one long descent traverse the upland forest. These steep shaded trails have some roots, ruts, and stones. The trails in the upper meadows are mostly dirt, grass, rolling, and unshaded. The meadows are referred to as the Serengeti. Each lap's 5 km of running in the Serengeti can make for a challenging summer ultra if Mother Nature offers a warm sunny day. The lake trails are shaded, have a few roots and are generally flat. Overall, the course lends itself to quick running without technical hikes. The 100K race is 8 total course laps and the 50K race is 4 course loops.
A well-supported run with 2 stocked aid stations and 1 unmanned water drop; racers are always within 3.75 miles of the next aid on the course. Participants and crew can position their own bags, coolers, chairs & canopies (10'x10' max) beside the Main Aid Station and along the paved footpath that brings the participants to the Main Aid Station. Some cool finisher awards and gear. MidWay Aid Station will once again be located at the 3.75 mile mark on the far side of the Serengeti.
Course Time Limit
The Race clock will be a full 15 hours with both races starting at 0600AM and concluding at 8:59PM.
Local time: 8:22 AM