THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDThe planned date for 2021 is May 22nd. Please stay tuned and in the meantime, wash your hands and keep your distance.
Please join us Saturday, May 16th 2020 for 5k-ish and 10k-ish trail running events on the beautiful single track trails at Sunderbruch Park in Davenport, Iowa presented by the Quad Cities Trail & Ultra Runners - (QC-TUR).
Low registration fee covers the basics for the race, on course and start/finish aid, a piece of custom race swag, an awesome post race potluck with a ton of free bacon and craft beer and a guaranteed donation to Friends of Off Road Cycling (FORC) who are the awesome mountain bikers that built and maintain the beautiful trails at Sunderbruch.
We are a cup-free race!
This means that you should carry fluids on you or at least bring means of filling up from the aid stations on course if needed. It also means that you should bring your favorite drinking vessel for post-race refreshments. An easy solution for this is keeping handy the B&B mug everyone gets as part of registration!
We'll also have a limited supply of nice collapsible silicone cups that are easy to stash and run with on sale at packet pickup Friday PM & Saturday AM.
Distances will be measured but more than likely won't be exactly 5k/10k. No whining. B&B is about having fun, enjoying the trails & the company of your fellow trail runners and partaking in some delicious bacon & beer!
The ~5k will mostly follow the green and some of the blue MTB trails and will be pretty flat with just rolling little inclines. The ~10k will cover a mixture of dirt trails within the park and will include some quick sharp descents and climbs mixed with some more technical sections. The ~10k course has evolved from year to year to provide the most fun, challenging and rewarding route possible for runners so expect some variation from year to year! The course is usually about 90% dirt single track with a short section of wide mowed grass trails mid race and a short parade loop in the parking lot at the start to help spread runners out before hitting the single track. Both courses are ideal trail running whether you're a speedy trail veteran or a middle to back of the pack trail rookie! We always have lots of first time trail runners and racers and we've never lost a single one! We always encourage folks to challenge themselves but please note, the ~10k is generally a fairly challenging course considering the distance and the ~5k is definitely more suited for newer and/or slower trail runners.
Sorry, no strollers or pets allowed on course but please feel free to bring your well behaved children and/or puppies to join in on the post race festivities!
$25 for either race distance through March 1st.
$30 late registration.
No paper registration form. Online registration only.
Cap of 150-ish racers (combined for all distances)
***NO BIB TRANSFERS OR REFUNDS***
Last year, we hit our initial capacity in less than 5 hours. Once we fill up, a waitlist will be maintained and runners will be added to the event as spots become available in the order they joined the wait list. If you do not get signed up on time, please do not despair! Instead, register like normal via ultrasignup to be added to the waitlist. In the past, almost every runner who's gotten on the waitlist in a timely manner has had a spot open for them by the time May rolls around. When a spot opens up, waitlisters will be notified via email of their selection and will have five (5) days to either accept or decline the invitation. Beginning Friday May 1st, that window of time shortens to 48 hours. When that time is up, the invitation will be passed to the next person on the wait list.
If you are unable to participate after having registered, please let us know ASAP via e-mail (green 'Ask a Question?' box at the top right) or Facebook to defer your entry and to open up spots for those on the wait list.
If you choose to defer your entry, you will receive a 100% rollover credit for the following year's race. Please note, the deferral is good for ONE year only and ONLY applies to your race registration fee. The deadline for the deferral option is Thursday, April 16th, no exceptions! All deferrals will be notified of early registration opening up (early January of the following year) via the email address used to register this year. Deferrals will have the week of early registration to redeem their rollover credit which will expire when general registration opens on Friday of that week. There will be no morning of registration.
***NO BIB TRANSFERS OR REFUNDS***
NO COAST TRAIL SERIES
Our race is proud to be a part of the No Coast Trail Series. For more details and to sign up for free go to: No Coast Trail Series. Check out all the other member races and help grow trail and ultra running on the No Coast!
Park in the main parking lot on the north side of the park, right off Telegraph Road. Please consider carpooling or biking down to save on space and environmental impact.
Tons of bacon, tons of beer plus all pre-registered runners get some sweet swag. Simple, useful and awesome. Shirts are optional again this year. General feedback from past years' shirts is that they're incredibly comfortable and look great! Expect the same this year. Deadline to be able to add a shirt to your registration is Friday, May 1st. We'll order some extra shirts and have them available for sale race morning but sizes won't be guaranteed.
Lots of bacon and beer will be provided for all runners. Delicious local craft beer is being generously provided by Great River Brewery located in Davenport, Iowa. We also encourage runners to participate in the potluck style post race party and bring sides and other dishes to share!
Friday night (May 15th) 4:30pm-6:30pm, we'll be doing an informal packet pickup at Sunderbruch Park.
After that wraps up and we get wrapped up at the park, we'll likely be at Endless Brews (310 N Main St, Davenport) for some more packet pickup time and a cold beer or two.
Saturday morning, packet pickup will start at 8am and go until 8:45am.
Please consider stopping down Friday night either at Sunderbruch or Endless as it'll help with congestion come race morning.
PLEASE READ - Weather Policy
As many of you probably know, the single track mountain bike trails at Sunderbruch were built and are maintained by the hard working souls of FORC (the local mountain biking club). Thus, trail closure decisions are 100% up to them. Due to this, there is the possibility that come race day, MTB trails could be closed due to excessive rainfall. If this ends up being the case, we will instead utilize an alternate plan B course that covers the double track grass trails and paved pathway throughout the park. Thankfully the MTB trails generally dry out very quickly and we’ve only needed to utilize the plan B course once in the five years we’ve held B&B but regardless of likelihood, we want everyone to be well aware of our race protocol before registering.
Local time: 1:15 AM
This is a very small grassroots event. We do not offer refunds of any sort. We do have a very generous deferral policy, the details of which are outlined above under Registration Details. Please DO NOT register if any of this is unacceptable to you. We hope you'll understand and will register early to help us put on another awesome year of B&B!