Saturday, Aug 10, 2019

7 summits

Coeur D Alene, ID 100K, 50 Miler, 50 Mile - 4 Person Relay, 50K

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 10, 2019

Cancelled Event

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Description

This event is held on National Forest Service trails.

7 Summits started back in 2013 when I rode this route and the entire time I wondered if a hardy trail runner would be faster than a mountain biker. In 2015 we put this idea to the test with the first 7 Summits Fata$$ - Mountain Bikers vs Trail Runners. (In 2015 the first person to finish was a rider but there was much controversy associated with his time). This controversy lit the fire for the next year and lead to a lot of trash talking. Oh did I forget to mention that we had a 50% DNF rate... believe me when I say this course is tough! 


In 2016 we had a small but competitive group including top local rider Cully Todd (*bike record of 7:32:09) and top local runner Heath Wiltse (*run record of 8:58:34). It was fun to watch these two lay it all out. All of the runners and riders were fun to watch and talk to after the event! This is more than just a ride or run covering over 50 miles, this is an adventure. *53 miles (in the early years the route was 53 miles)


Race distances will include a 100 k run, 50 mile run, 50k run, and a 50 mile relay division.


7 Summits will start at the Canfield trail system on the eastside of Fernan Lake road. From here runners will enjoy single track (90%) and some forrest service roads (10%), while climbing over West Canfield, East Canfield, Huckleberry, Spades, South Chilco, North Chilco and Bernard Peak (7 Summits). You will end your adventure at Scott’s Field in Farragut State Park. While running the ridges between the mountains you will experience views of Fernan Lake, lake Coeur d’Alene, Hayden Lake and Lake Pend Oreille. Massive amounts of wild huckleberries. From the Chilco’s you can see Montana, Canada, Washington and the Idaho Selkirk’s.


The finish area at Scott's Field in Farragut State Park is a new venue for us. What makes this area so unique is that we are able to offer 150 primitive camping spots (no hookups or showers here) but you can use the showers at Beaver Bay (short drive). Scott's Field has potable water, pit toilets, and a large shelter where we will host a pot luck with trail running movies Friday evening from 6:00 pm to ?. Camping is free this year. We will also have giant Jenga and corn hole to keep spectators occupied. Post-race food will include a lot of salty or sweet options and tacos, yep tacos!! Post-race refreshments provided by Growler Guys CDA.


This run is a one-way event, and we will not have parking available at the Nettleton Gulch parking area. We will have bus transportation for you to the start from the finish area (free bus transportation this year), or you can have a friend or loved one drop you off at the start line. Please keep in mind that this is a very narrow road and small parking area and there will be absolutely no place to turn around. A bus will leave Scott’s Field in Farragut State Park at 4:00 am for the 100K and 50-mile distances. Relay teams you will be responsible for your own transportation to the start and to the exchange points (more details about that in the relay description). 50K runners, you will load the bus at 8:00 am. Once you unload the race will start shortly thereafter.

100K details

100K runners can expect well stocked and lively aid stations (6 total). Each aid station will have Tailwind, water, Huma gels and a wide variety of real food like pizza, pickles, bacon… Aid stations will be at approximately mile 14, mile 19, mile 28, mile 34, mile 43, and mile 56. Distance is 61 miles with 17,000’ elevation gain (map click here.) Cut off times are 10:30 am (mile 14 at the Huckleberry aid station), 12:30 am (mile 19 at the Burnt Cabin aid station), 3:30 pm (mile 28 at the Hells Canyon aid station), 5:30 pm (mile 34 at the Chilco Peak aid station), 8:30 pm (mile 43 at the Bernard Peak aid station), and 12:00  am (mile 56 at the Bayview aid station). Drop bags will be brought to mile 28 (Hells Canyon aid station). Pacers for the 100k ONLY will be allowed at mile 43 (Bernard Peak aid station). When you finish you can expect a commemorative running hat, jacket, and pint glass.


100K prerequisites: There are no physical prerequisites to register for any of our race distances. We trust that you’ve done at least some research and that you know what you’re getting into, and if you haven’t done your research and the proper training you really won’t last long on any of these routes anyways. The 50 mile and 100K races in particular should not be your first stab at these distances, but that won’t stop many of you from trying, and there’s nothing to say that a newbie couldn’t finish these distances assuming that person respects the distance and performs the necessary training in the year leading up to the race. If you plan to wing it and somehow believe you can just get through these courses on a whim, on grit alone, then you’re just throwing your hard-earned money away, and we’ll happily take that hard earned moula and then list you as a DNF (did not finish) in our final results Must be able to carry 70oz of water and 1000 calories, headlamp required at mile 43, a whistle, and cell phone (use airplane mode to save battery) gear will be checked at bib pick up. Come prepared if you decide to drop keep in mind that you might be waiting at the aid station until they are finished before you get a ride to the finish.

50 mile details

50 Mile runners can expect well stocked and lively aid stations (5 total.) Each aid station will have Tailwind, water, Huma gels and a wide variety of real food like pizza, pickles, bacon… Aid stations will be at approximately mile 14, mile 19, mile 28, mile 37 and mile 49. Distance is 51 miles with 14,000’ elevation gain (map click here.)  Cut off times are 10:30 am (mile 14 at the Huckleberry aid station), 12:30 pm (mile 19 at the Burnt Cabin aid station), 2:30 pm (mile 25 at the Chilco Peak aid station), 5:30 pm at (mile 34 at the Bernard aid station), and 9:30 pm (mile 49 at the Bayview aid station. There are no drop bags or pacers for the 50 mile race. When you finish you can expect a finisher shirt and a pint glass.


50 mile prerequisites: There are no physical prerequisites to register for any of our race distances. We trust that you’ve done at least some research and that you know what you’re getting into, and if you haven’t done your research and the proper training you really won’t last long on any of these routes anyways. The 50 mile and 100K races in particular should not be your first stab at these distances, but that won’t stop many of you from trying, and there’s nothing to say that a newbie couldn’t finish these distances assuming that person respects the distance and performs the necessary training in the year leading up to the race. If you plan to wing it and somehow believe you can just get through these courses on a whim, on grit alone, then you’re just throwing your hard-earned money away, and we’ll happily take that hard earned moula and then list you as a DNF (did not finish) in our final results . Must be able to carry 70oz of water and 1000 calories, a whistle, and a cell phone (use airplane mode to save battery) gear will be checked at bib pick up. Come prepared if you decide to drop keep in mind that you might be waiting at the aid station until they are finished before you get a ride to the finish.


50 Mile Relay runners can expect well stocked and lively aid stations (5 total.) Each aid station will have Tailwind, water, Huma gels and a wide variety of real food like pizza, pickles, bacon. Exchange points are at Huckleberry aid station, Chilco aid station, and Bernard Aid station. Relay crews are responsible for transportation to the start and exchange points, I recommend a vehicle with good ground clearance. A 4x4 is not necessary but you will experience very bumpy roads and slow travel times. Maps and detailed driving descriptions will be emailed to the team captain one week before event.  Aid stations will be at approximately mile 14, mile 19, mile 28, mile 37 and mile 49. Distance is 51 miles with 14,000’ elevation gain (map click here.)  Cut off times are 9:30 am (mile 14 at the Huckleberry aid station), 11:30 am (mile 19 at the Burnt Cabin aid station), 1:30 pm (mile 25 at the Chilco Peak aid station), 4:30 pm at (mile 34 at the Bernard aid station), and 8:30 pm (mile 49 at the Bayview aid station First leg is approx. 14 mile long and possibly the toughest section of the course 2nd leg is approx. 9 mile, 3rd leg is approx. 9 miles it is difficult but also has the best views of the whole course and the last leg is approx 16 mile long with lots of downhill.  When the team finishes they will each receive a pint glass.

50K details

50K runners can expect the sweet part of the course. You will be bussed to the Hells canyon aid station and will cross over 3 of the 7 summits, South and North Chilcos and Bernard peak before heading into Farragut State Park. Each aid station will have Tailwind, water, huma gels and a wide variety of real food like pizza, pickles, bacon…etc.  Aid stations are Chilco aid mile 6, Bernard aid mile 15 and Bayview aid mile 28. Cut off times Barnard aid station 2:00 pm.  Distance is 33 miles with 7800’ elevation gain (map click here.)  No Prerequisites but this should not be your first mountain 50k. #knowyourlimits

Youth Shoe Program

Trail Maniacs is excited to announce this year that we will be teaming up with Fleet Feet CDA to help kids and teens earn free running shoes AND race for free. We at Trail Maniacs feel that running can be a life-long sport, and good running shoes are a small part in running longevity. We also know that a good pair of running shoes can be cost-prohibitive and that’s why we would like to donate a free pair of running shoes (one pair per year) to youth and teens. Most of you know that we have always donated money to local high school cross country programs, and we will continue with that tradition, but we also wanted to step it up a notch.


We are pleased to announce that starting in 2020 not only will Trail Maniacs and Fleet Feet CDA donate a pair of shoes to youth and teen runners (ages 12 to 17) who participate in at least 2 of our running events, we are also allowing all runners under 17 to race for free! Runners will need to finish two of any our 2020 running events. These events include: Liberty Lake Trail Run, Farragut Trail Run, and Mount Spokane Vertical Challenge, possibly even 7 Summits if they dare! Any distance qualifies with the exception of our FREE kids races.

Volunteers

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering. Without volunteers, races simply cannot happen! If you would like to volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kat at katdgilmore@gmail.com.


We have multiple ways to help.

1. Earn money for your team:
Bring a minimum of 7 volunteers from your team and Trail Maniacs will donate cash to your team. Volunteer at an earlier race and you get a FREE entry for any Trail Maniacs race of your choosing.
Some of the volunteer roles that are available at each race:
Athlete check-in
Traffic/parking management
Timekeeping/finish line
Aid station *** Super fun possibilities here, click the volunteer tab for more info****
Course sweeping
Course marshal - help direct athletes on the course
Post race meal 


2. Volunteer for Washington Trail AssociationIdaho Trail AssociationEvergreen East or Lake City Trail Alliance. All you need to do is have your volunteer hours documented and signed off by the trail organization you worked with and send it to us. It's simple: 1 hour worked is worth $10 off your race entry. 2 hours worked worth $20 off your race entry, etc. Please note that in order to volunteer for Lake City Trail Alliance you do need to be a member (this is due to their insurance purposes.)

Registration/Cancellation Policy

Thank you for choosing Trail Maniacs. We are a small, grassroots event company owned and directed by one person. Our race entry fees are non-refundable; however we want to provide an opportunity for our runners to still participate in our series should you need to withdraw from a particular event, so we have designed the following deferral policies to support for our runners.




    • Bibs are non-transferable to another runner under any circumstance.




  • You can move down in race distances up until the day of the event & no credits will be issued if you move down.



If you are unable to attend an event and you notify us more than 60 days out, we can arrange a 100% deferral of fees, towards another event in our series, providing it is NOT SOLD OUT. This deferral is only redeemable within one calendar year from the time you contact us. You can use this deferral policy towards any other race or the same race one year later. They can also only be deferred once, to a single event and multiple requests will be declined. 

If you are unable to attend an event and you notify us more than 30 days out, we can arrange a 50% deferral of fees, towards another event in our series, providing it is NOT SOLD OUT. This deferral is only redeemable within one calendar year from the time you contact us. You can use this deferral policy towards any other race or the same race one year later. They can also only be deferred once, to a single event and multiple requests will be declined. 
 
30 days before race day there will be no refunds. No deferrals. No exceptions. Thank you for your cooperation

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