The 2023 Zoner party is coming!
What a great time everyone had at the 2022 Zoner party! We can't wait to see you all again, share more great times together, and see more amazing records set. So grab your peeps, get signed up, and get ready!
The Ozone Endurance Challenge run (#ZonerParty) is a lovingly crafted, yet simple, family friendly event directed by Will Jorgensen and Stacy Bolyard and produced by Life Wide Open, a Tennessee 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It will take place October 11-15, 2023, at beautiful, family friendly Camp Ozone near Rockwood, Tennessee (west of Knoxville). A substantial portion of the registration fees help benefit this very worthy cause.
Runners will follow a 1.77 mile (USATF certification #TN22045MS) loop keyhole course course through the woods surrounding around Ozone Lake and a 3/4 mile out-n-back along the beautiful Fall Creek on an old railroad grade. (NOTE: If it is particularly muddy come race week, the 3/4 mile out-n-back will be eliminated and we will just do the 0.9769 mile loop around the lake...USATF certification #TN22046MS). The course consists of about 2/3 double track dirt which is almost all flat and relatively smooth. There is a short section of single trail trail. The rest is a mostly gravel drive (with a grass shoulder to run on, if you prefer). The overall elevation difference is only about 25' from the lowest to the highest point.
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 1.77 miles.
To be an official finisher and score a medal, you only have to complete a single 1.77 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 be the proud new owner of an Ozone Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Finisher 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. There are specialized buckles for those who complete 150+, 200+, 250+, 300+ and a super crazy 350+ miles!! 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 on over and join our Life Wide Open Facebook group to share and discuss virtually anything about the Zoner party. Definitely very helpful!
Get signed up before it fills. (Shirts size guaranteed to those registering by September 1, 2023.) Then get your stuff together to come join us!
Are There Deferrals/Refunds/Transfers?
If you want to potentially be reimbursed if you are not able to participate, we recommend you consider purchasing event registration insurance to cover yourself. We do not provide this service for you. We are not able to provide refunds, deferments, rollover credits, transfer of entry fees, etc, regardless of the circumstances. Selling/giving your bib to someone else is not permitted. Please consider these factors carefully before completing your registration.
Again, please review all of the details on the event website. Then tell your peeps and get everyone registered. We can't wait to have you join us for another amazing experience at the Zoner Party!
Local time: 11:50 AM
Will Jorgensen, Stacy Bolyard, and the Ozone Endurance Challenge Team