The Blood Rock 100 starts at 12:00 Noon - Friday, December 2nd.
The Blood Rock 50 Mile, 55K and 25K start at 7:00 AM - Saturday, December 3rd.
Blood Rock 100 - 26,114ft of Elevation GAIN - 44 Hour Cutoff
Blood Rock 50 - 13,057ft of Elevation GAIN - 22 Hour Cutoff
Blood Rock 55K - 8,980ft of Elevation GAIN - 16 Hour Cutoff
Blood Rock 25K - 4,010ft of Elevation GAIN - 9 Hour Cutoff
Race Shirt Cutoff - November 20th
IF YOU WANT A BLOOD ROCK RACE SHIRT YOU "MUST" REGISTER BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH.
The shirt order absolutely must go in on the 21st. Please register early to insure getting one of these really cool shirts. Additional Long Sleeve Tech shirts and 100% Poly Hoodies with the look and feel of cotton will also go off sale on the 21st.
THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION
THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION BEFORE THE START FRIDAY OR BEFORE THE START SATURDAY MORNING.
Online registration closes Monday, November 30th at midnight.
Lodging and Camping at Blood Rock
We have reserved all 10 cabins at the start of the Blood Rock 100 and 50 Mile, 55K & 25K race. Reserve a Cabin Here starting May 1st. There is also a very nice campground 2-miles from the start. Watch for Updates on Facebook at the Blood Rock 100 Facebook Page.
Blood Rock 100 Mile
Blood Rock 100 is a Southeastern Trail Runs race. The race will take place at Oak Mountain State Park, starting and ending at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake. The 100 Mile Race will start at 12:00 Noon Friday. Aid stations distances range from 5 to 7 miles apart. The Cutoff for the 100 Mile Race will be 44 Hours. The 100 course is three laps of the 34.1 mile, 55K course. Due to the extremely difficult and remote nature of the backcountry sections of Blood Rock, we must enforce mandatory cutoffs.
The Blood Rock 50 Mile
Blood Rock 50 Mile is a Southeastern Trail Runs race. The race will take place at Oak Mountain State Park, starting and ending at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake. The start will be at 7:00 AM Saturday. The course will be a single 55K Loop, returning to the Cabins Aid Station at mile 34.1, the Start/Finish. 50 milers will then repeat the south loop of the course, heading to Terrace Dr Aid Station, the back to Peavine Aid Station and back to the Cabins at mile 50 for your finish. About 20 miles of the 50 will be on very difficult backcountry trails with some of the steepest climbs in the southeast.
Blood Rock 25K and 55K
The Blood Rock 25 & 55K races are Southeastern Trail Series Points races and take place at Oak Mountain State Park. Both races start and end at The Cabins on Tranquility Lake. Both races will start at 7:00 AM Saturday. The course for both races will be the same for the first 15 Mile. The 25 & 55K runners follow the north loop back to the Cabin at mile 15. This is the Finish for 25K runners. The Cabin is Aid Station is 2 for 55K runners. After the aid station, 55K runners will run the 20 mile south loop, and return to the Cabins and the finish at mile 34.1. Runners in both races will be on very difficult backcountry trails with some of the steepest climbs in the southeast during this first section of the Blood Rock race. We do not accept drop bags for 25K, however you are welcome to leave a drop bag at the Cabin area. It’s a good idea to have some warm, dry clothes at the finish.
55K runners may have drop bags this year. Many 55K runners will not finish until after dark so be sure to pack a flashlight or headlamp in bag. It is likely that we will not be able to get your bag off the mountain by the time you finish. IF you want your drop bag returned, you may need to drive up to Terrace and Peavine Aid Stations to retrieve them, or come back Sunday morning early.
55K and 25K runners are not allowed to have a pacer. Please do not ask!
Don't forget, the park charges $5 per person to enter Oak Mtn State Park. The north gate to OMSP opens at 7:00 AM each day. Credit cards are NOT accepted. There is an ATM at the South Entrance.
Blood Rock 100
Friday, December 2nd – 10:00 to 11:40 AM - Mandatory runner check-in and Packet Pickup for 100-mile runners at The Cabins. There will be NO Late Registration on Friday or Saturday for Blood Rock Races. All registrations close Monday Nov 27th.
Drop Bags for 100-mile runners may be left a The Cabins before the start.
Friday December 2nd – 11:45 AM – Prerace Briefing at the Cabins. The pre-race meeting is mandatory for 100 Mile Runners.
Friday December 2nd – 12:00 Noon – Start of the 100-Mile Trail Race.
Blood Rock 50 Mile
50 Mile runners – You are welcome to try to find parking at the Cabins. Parking in the Cabins is extremely limited. If you are unable to find parking at the Cabins, you should park at the BMX track.
DO NOT ALLOW ANY PART OF YOUR CAR TO EXTEND OVER THE PAVEMTNT OF THE CABIN ROADS.
We will accept drop bags for 50 mile runners at Packet Pickup.
Saturday, December 3rd – 5:30 to 6:40 AM - Packet Pickup and mandatory check-in for 50-Mile runners at the Cabins Start Area.
Saturday, December 3th – 6:45 AM - Race briefing for 50 mile runners at the Cabins.
Saturday, December 3th – 7:00 AM - Start of the 50 Mile Race.
Blood Rock 25K & 55K
Parking – 25K and 55K - You MUST park at the BMX track and walk 600 yards to the start. Follow signs starting from the bathrooms across from the BMX track. Walk right, heading behind the bathrooms toward Tranquility Lake Dam. Follow the wide trail around the lake keeping the lake on your right.
** DO NOT BLOCK ANY SECTION OF THE PAVED ROAD around the BMX track.
** DO NOT BLOCK THE BIKE TRAIL WHERE IT CROSSED THE ROAD LEADING TO THE BMX TRACK.
** BE SURE NO PART OF YOUR CAR EXTENDS ONTO ANY PAVED ROAD.
Saturday, December 3rd – 5:30 to 6:40 AM - Packet Pickup and mandatory check-in for all 55K and 25K runners at the Cabins Start.
Saturday, December 3rd – 6:45 AM - Prerace briefing for all 55K and 25K runners at the Cabins Start Area.
We do not accept dropbags for 25K Runners.
Saturday, December 3rd, 7:00 AMStart of the 25K and 55K Races.
Sunday, December 4th - 8:00 AM - Blood Rock 100 Course Closes for all races.
Mandatory Cutoffs must be strictly enforced. This is a requirement by the OMSP.
Refunds and Credits
We offer full refunds available through Ultrasignup up to 30 days before the close of race registration. You may also roll your entry over until the next year or receive a 100% Credit for future Southeastern Trail Runs races. After that date, when you cancel your registration, you will be given the option to rollover your entry until the next year or receive full credit that can be applied to any STR race in the next year.
Local time: 10:51 AM
In the event the race must be cancelled as the result of events beyond our control, (forest fires or park closure are the most likely potential cause of cancellation of our races at OMSP) we will give a full refund up to 30 days prior to the event. After that, your entry will automatically be rolled over to the next year.