The 2021 Zoner party is coming!
Ozone Endurance Challenge run (#OEC) is a lovingly crafted, yet simple, family friendly event directed by Will Jorgensen and produced by Life Wide Open, a Tennessee 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It will take place May 26-30, 2021, at beautiful, family friendly Camp Ozone near Rockwood, Tennessee (near Knoxville). A substantial portion of the registration fees help benefit this very worthy cause.
Runners will follow a 2.0 mile USATF certified (TN18022MS) loop course through the camp and the surrounding woods around Ozone Lake and Fall Creek. The course consists of about two thirds shaded double track dirt which is almost all flat and relatively smooth (for trails). Then for variety, there are some sections of shaded/sporadically shaded gravel drive thrown in (with a grass shoulder to run on, if you prefer). The overall elevation gain is only about 60' per mile.
This event features timed races for 6, 12 (both day and night flavors), 24, 36, 48, 72 and even a super crazy long 96 hours! It is a great course for beginners and veterans alike, walkers and runners. Kids of any age are welcome to become a Zoner too! (Super cheap fees for those under 10. And they are eligible for finishers awards too!) There will be a full service aid station with plenty of great food at the start/finish area, which you will pass by every 2 miles.
To be an official finisher and score a medal, you only have to complete one 2 mile loop. How easy is that?! But of course your goal is to complete as many laps as possible within your chosen time limit. If you complete 50 miles or more, you will the proud new owner of a Ozone Endurance Challenge mug. And if you're a really crazy Zoner and crank out 100 or more miles, you will really step up your bling collection with a super cool belt buckle. So...how many laps can you deliver?
Besides getting to enjoy some quality trail time with all your crazy running peeps, some great race support, and swag, this is one event you can really feel doubly good about. A significant portion of your registration fees go directly to the camp owner, Children's Bible Camps, to help with their programs. A big thanks for your support!
Check out our website for all the details. Hop over to Facebook for all the chatter. Get signed up before it fills. (Shirts size guaranteed to those registering by April 1st, 2021.) Then get your stuff together to come join us!
One final note....
As much as we'd like to, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, DEFERMENTS, OR TRANSFERS OF ENTRY FEES, BIBS, ETC., REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS INCLUDES SELLING/GIVING YOUR BIB TO SOMEONE ELSE. Many of the items (such as shirt gender/size) are custom ordered many weeks ahead of time. So please don't even ask. However, if you are unable to attend this year, simply hop on UltraSignup and cancel your registration PRIOR TO the close of registration (May 15, 2021). Then 50% of your registration fee will automatically roll over as a credit towards your future entry in this or any other Life Wide Open event. Please consider this before registering. Thanks!
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