Quad Cities Trail & Ultra Runners - (QC-TUR) invite you to the inaugural One Hundred K's of Convenience urban ultra this March! Let us give you fair warning, this is not your typical road or ultra race. This is an urban exploration of the Quad Cities by foot. The event will be very low key, grassroots with minimal hooplah. There are no mile markers, there are no police stopping traffic for you. While much thought has been put into the course, it is uncontrolled so the responsibility is on the runner to make safety his or her TOP priority.
The course this year is a roughly 20 mile loop starting and ending at Schuetzen Park in Davenport, Iowa. Runners will have the option of registering for the single loop, the double or the three loop 100K main event. To be clear, the entire course is ran on the roads and bike paths with the largest portion of it on city streets. No, it is not "the standard" Duck Creek to River Path loop around town. Sidewalk is accessible for the vast majority of the course but runners will need to be smart, careful and diligent in taking the safest route along each section of the course.
-40mi and 100k races start at 6AM sharp with the cutoff for the 100K being 8PM (14 hours). 20mi starts at 9AM.
-Start/Finish is at the Jens Lorenzen Pavilion located right off Schuetzen Lane at the SW corner of the Good Samaritan Society property on Waverly Rd. Ample parking and bathroom facilities are available right next to the pavilion.
-There will be one (1) aid station at the start/finish and three (3) aid stations on the course. The on-course aid stations will be local convenience stores and runners will be provided a gift card with money loaded on it as part of their race registration. The amount will depend on the distance registered for.
-There will be no course markings but runners will be provided a map and directions to each aid station along the course.
-All runners will receive a sweet custom crewneck sweatshirt and any other goodies we can manage to wrangle up. Ultra finishers (40mi/100k) will receive a special handmade finishers award. And as is the case with any QC-TUR event, trust us when we say, all effort will be made to ensure the MAX value to the runner for their registration. All money goes into the event and any leftover money will be donated to Schuetzen Park, our host start/finish for the event this year. They are a privately owned, operated and maintained park that QC-TUR has built a wonderful and mutually beneficial relationship with over the last several years.
-The exact course and aid station locations will be provided to runners race morning.
-Runners are required to make at least one purchase at each aid station and upon completion of that loop, provide time stamped receipts for each of the three aid stations. DO NOT LOSE YOUR RECEIPTS! If you do, you will not receive credit for your loop and will be disqualified. When runners finish their race, they must also turn in their assigned gift cards. Any remaining balances will be spent on food and drink for the post race party!
-Our race is not directly affiliated with any of the convenience store aid stations being used for the event. When you are in the store, you are like any other paying customer and should act accordingly in a polite and respectful manner while you shop, wait in line and purchase your goods.
-Runners are allowed to deviate from the set course if they feel an alternative is more effective just so long as NO private property is trespassed upon and safety is made a TOP priority. There will be a list of thoroughfares that are OFF LIMITS no matter what, that will be provided to runners. Runners must still stop at each aid station in the set order and provide receipts as proof.
-Any runner starting a loop after 1PM must take a headlamp out with him or her for the remainder of the race.
-No runner will be allowed to start a 2nd loop after 1PM or a 3rd loop after 3:30PM.
-Runners are allowed to change distances up until Friday night packet pickup. After that point, you are committed to the distance race you start Saturday morning and if you do not complete your race, you will be listed as a DNF. Say no to DNF!
***NO LITTERING*** Don't even think about it!
Noise cancelling headphones or the use of any headphones after 6PM is strictly PROHIBITED.
Standard headphones are allowed during daytime hours but are STRONGLY discouraged.
PACERS & CREW
One (1) pacer allowed per registered 100K runner on his or her 3rd and final loop.
Crews are ONLY allowed at the start/finish. Runners are not allowed to receive aid from crew members on course.
REQUIRED ITEMS TO BE ON RUNNER'S PERSON AT ALL TIMES DURING THE EVENT
1.) Map/Direction sheet - to be provided by the race.
2.) Cellphone - number to be provided to race organizers.
3.) Small Ziploc bag - We don't want sweat soaked illegible receipts.
4.) Headlamp - Anytime after 1PM
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
1.) Bright and/or reflective clothes for safety purposes and to you know, look good.
2.) Extra cash for any additional food/drink purchases.
3.) Some sort of hydration system, whether it be a hand bottle or a vest/pack.
REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
One Loop Appetizer - $30
Local time: 7:13 AM
The Two Looper - $50
ONE HUNDRED K'S OF CONVENIENCE - $65
$10 bumps to each distance for late registration after February 20th. Must register by this date to be guaranteed swag size.
No paper registration form. Online registration only.
Online registration available until midnight on the night of March 9th
Cap of 40 racers (combined for all distances)
Friday night packet pickup - 5:00 pm-8:00 pm Schuetzen Park 319 N Rolff St. Davenport, IA 52804
Saturday morning packet pickup at the Schuetzen Park pavilion - 5:15AM for the 40mi/100k and anytime after that until 8:45AM for the 20mi.
Event will go on rain or shine and only in the case of extreme inclement weather may a postponement or cancellation be considered.
***NO BIB TRANSFERS, REFUNDS OR DEFERRALS***
This is a first year, small grassroots event with high fixed costs. We cannot guarantee any sort of refund to registrants unable to participate or due to the event being cancelled. If someone is unable to participate and subsequently, their spot is filled by someone on the wait list, we will do everything we can to return as much value as possible to the original registrant. We hope you understand and still register early to help us put on the best event possible!