DATE: Saturday, July 29th, 2017
Local time: 7:02 AM
EVENT TIME: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (6-Hour Ultra)
PACKET PICK-UP: 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM (Race Day Only) ANNOUNCEMENTS: 7:50 AM
TIMING: Event will keep lap counts at the aid station table. It is runner's responsibility to check in each lap. If quitting early, please inform our timekeepers.
TIME LIMIT: 6-Hour Ultra Event. Run/walk as many laps as you choose of the 4.2 mile course before cutoff. No partial laps will be scored. (Note: .9 mile "mini jug" to be used the last hour of the race. No full 4 mile loops may be started after the 5 hour mark.
LOCATION: Jug End State Reservation, 120 Jug End Road, Egremont, MA (If you type in Guilded Hollow Road, it seems you will have better luck finding the parking lot. There will be a sign at the end of the parking lot that connects out to Jug End Road though.)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 4.15 mile course through woods, fields, apple orchard. Approximately 2 miles of uphill and 2 miles of downhill per lap. 830' elevation change per lap. Follow the Jug End Loop Trail and includes upper loop.**UPDATED Route Description**: We will use the 4.10 mile main loop going counter clockwise at Jug End and make use of the upper loop for the first 5 hours. At 5:00:00, the route to the upper loop will be closed and there will be a .9 mile mini loop I marked out this past weekend to use for the last 60 minutes. My hope is this will allow folks to get the necessary distance to hit milestones (1/2 marathon, marathon, 50k).
AID STATION: Aid Station will consist of portable tables. We will provide Water and Gatorade/Heed/TailWind or similar. If you have personal specifics, plan to bring it. We ask that each runner brings one thing to share on the table.
You heard that correctly. We will NOT have cups for your drinks, ESPECIALLY after you finish. We strive to do everything we can to limit our impact. Please simply use your water-bottle, or bring a light-weight, collapsible cup with you. It takes just a little more planning on your part, and means we won't have pre-poured soda and drinks, but it will mean our impact on Mother Nature is significantly less than it could be.
BE PREPARED FOR THIS! WE ARE SERIOUS! THERE WILL BE NO CUPS, EVEN AFTER YOU FINISH
CONTACT: Bennjamin Griffin (Race Director) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 413-443-5819
AWARDS: Overall Awards for Top Male and Female. Unique Finisher's Award. Awards Ceremony promptly at 2:00pm; Must be present to receive award.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assistance is needed for setup, registration, starting line, race operations, awards, aid station management, and clean up. If your friends or family members are running the race, please give us a hand. Email race director for more info.