***WAITLIST IS NOW FULL***
The race is now at capacity and out of consideration for runners and their race schedule planning, we've also capped the waitlist at 50 spots! For those of you on the waitlist...if spots open, they are given to those on the wait list on a first come, first serve basis. UltraSignup will not process your registration and your credit card will not be charged until after you're selected off the wait list and you choose to accept your spot in the race. Expect to start seeing movement on the waitlist around March or so. Please see the 'Registration Details' section below for more detailed information regarding our race's deferral/wait list process.
PLEASE READ FIRST - Weather Policy
UPDATED WEATHER PROTOCOL - 5/16/2017
The Sunderbruch B&B Trail Races will take place rain or shine. If the mountain bike trails that are used for the planned race course are closed due to weather, we will instead be using an alternate plan B course that utilizes the double track grass trails and paved pathway throughout the park. We've ran the plan B route and while it's certainly different from the dirt single track of the MTB trails, it's got a great flow of it's own and is far from flat and easy!
As many of you probably know, the 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, trails could be closed due to excessive rainfall. In past years, we've received rainfall late into race week through Thursday and even Friday morning but due to the trails already being in great shape, their tendency to drain and dry out extremely quick and FORC's understanding nature, we were able to hold the race. In the rare likelihood that the trails are closed come race morning, we will still gather at the park and run the alternate course described above followed up with food, drink and merriment! Keep in mind, this is a very small grassroots event and with there being money already sunk into race costs, there is only so much we'll be able to do but rest assured EVERY effort will be made to return as much value back to the runner! Please DO NOT register if this is unacceptable to you. We hope you'll understand and will register early to help us put on another awesome event this year!
Please join us Saturday, May 20th 2017 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, USATF Sanctioning 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.
Our race is proud to be a part of the No Coast Trail Series for the 4th year in a row. 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!
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 MTB trails (Farmdale & Comlara) and will be pretty flat with just rolling little inclines. The ~10k will cover basically all the trails at the park and will include some quick sharp descents and climbs mixed with some more technical sections. The course is about 95% 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!
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!
$20 for either race distance through March.
$25 late registration.
No paper registration form. Online registration only.
Online registration available until midnight on the night of May 18th
Cap of 150-ish racers (combined for all distances)
***NO BIB TRANSFERS OR REFUNDS***
Last year, we hit capacity on March 1st. If we sell out early again, a wait list will be maintained and runners will be added to the event as spots become available in the order they joined the wait list. They will be notified via email of their selection and will have one week to either accept or decline the invitation. Beginning Saturday May 6th, 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 the race fills and pre-registered runners later realize they're unable to participate, please let us know ASAP via e-mail (link at the top right) or Facebook to open up spots for those on the wait list.
If you do so, you will receive a deferred entry for the following year's race. The deadline to defer your entry is midnight on Friday, May 5th. There will be no morning of registration.
***NO BIB TRANSFERS OR REFUNDS***
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, look awesome and are the best thing ever in the history of everything. Expect the same this year. Deadline to be able to add a shirt to your registration is Friday, May 5th. 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 once again 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 starting at 5pm, we'll be doing an informal packet pickup at Sunderbruch Park.
Local time: 3:18 AM
A little later at night around 8:30, we'll be at Great River Brewery (332 E 2nd St, Davenport) for some more packet pickup time and a cold beer or two.
Saturday morning, check in will start at 8am and go until 8:45am.
Please consider stopping down Friday night either at Sunderbruch or GRB as it'll help with congestion come race morning.