Way's Bluff Trail Run
Way's Bluff is a 50k, 25k, and 8 mile trail run on the private property of the Gray Center in Canton, MS. Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society in partnership with the staff of the Gray Center are hosting this race. The 8 mile loop is made up of cross country, single track, and very well manicured trails through the woods and around the lakes on this beautiful land. By trail running standards it will be easy to navigate and easy terrain to run, but it will be challenging with some nice hills. The race capacity is 250 participants, 210 registered for the 2019 event.
LOCATION: 1530 Way Road, Canton, MS. The start/finish area is on the north side of the property.
TIME: 8 AM--5PM.
FOOD/SWAG: 2 aid stations on the course with sweet and salty snacks, water, and Tailwind sports drink. Lunch will be provided by the Gray Center. Finisher medals, shirts, and other trail swag to all participants. All MUTS events are cupless races so please use a handheld water bottle or hydration pack.
REGISTRATION: There are no refunds, transfers, or deferments for this race. Price: $50 for the 8 mile, 25k, and 50k. Price increases $10 on September 1st. MUTS members get $5 off. There is no race day registration.
DISTANCES: 4 loops for 50k, 2 for 25k, and 1 for the 8 milers. There is an 9 hour time limit for the race. If you drop down or decide to run a longer distance than what you registered for, that is allowed, but you must communicate with the timing table. You will not be eligible for an award if you change distances after the race has begun.
AWARDS: The top 3 female and males in each race will receive custom awards.
LODGING: There are 20 rooms in the Inn and 8 rooms in a Cottage that are just steps away from the start. Email office@graycenter or call 601-859-1556 for reservations. The room includes opportunities to fish in the 2 lakes, canoe, or play disc golf (if you have the energy).
PACKET PICKUP AND DINNER: Packet pickup is 5-7 pm at the race start in the Gray Center. Packet pickup is also available from 6:30-7:30am race morning.
COURSE: around 250’ of elevation per 8 mile loop. The surface is wide to double track trail on dirt and grass with a short segment of pavement. The race will be chip timed.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Plan to stay all weekend. We will have a fun afternoon/night post race with a corn hole tournament and other festivities!!
The Duncan M. Gray Episcopal Camp and Conference Center offers both a year round conference center with lodging as well as the summer Camp Bratton-Green. www.graycenter.org. Call 601-859-1556 to make reservations, the rooms will go quickly!
Proceeds from this race will go to the Gray Center trail work fund. This fund is set aside to maintain and enhance the property's trail system.
Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society's mission is to promote, support, and grow trail and ultra running in and around the state of MS. Check out www.mutsrunning.org for information about MUTS memberships and how to get involved. There are no refunds or transfers for this race.
Local time: 9:30 AM