Way's Bluff Trail Run
Way's Bluff is a 50k, 25k, and 8 mile trail run on the private property of the Gray Center in Canton, MS. Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society in partnership with the staff of the Gray Center are hosting this race. The 8 mile loop is made up of cross country, single track, and very well manicured trails through the woods and around the lakes on this beautiful land. By trail running standards it will be easy to navigate and easy terrain to run, but it will be challenging with some nice hills. 4 loops for 50k, 2 for 25k, and 1 for the 8 milers. There is an 9 hour time limit for the race. The race capacity is 250 participants, 200 registered for the 2018 event.
LOCATION: 1530 Way Road, Canton, MS. The start/finish area is on the north side of the property.
TIME: 8 AM--5PM.
FOOD/SWAG: 2 aid stations on the course with sweet and salty snacks, water, and Tailwind sports drink. Barbeque lunch will be provided by the Gray Center. Finisher medals, shirts, and other trail swag to all participants. All MUTS events are cupless races so please use a handheld water bottle or hydration pack.
DISTANCES: If you drop down or decide to run a longer race than what you registered for, that is allowed, but you must communicate with the timing table. You will not be eligible for an award if you change distances after the race has begun.
AWARDS: the top 3 female and males in each race will receive custom awards.
LODGING: There are 20 rooms in the Inn and 8 rooms in a Cottage that are just steps away from the start. The rooms in the Inn and cottage have two single beds and are $100/night for double occupancy and $75/night for single. Call 601-859-1556 for reservations starting on August 1st. The room includes opportunities to fish in the 2 lakes, canoe, or play disc golf (if you have the energy).
PACKET PICKUP AND DINNER: packet pickup is 5-8pm at the race start in the Gray Center. Pasta and salad dinner will be provided from 6:00-8 Friday night for $14 and breakfast served from 6:30-8 for $8 on Saturday morning. Packet pickup is also available from 6:30-7:30am race morning.
COURSE: around 250’ of elevation per 8 mile loop. The surface is wide to double track trail or dirt, grass, and a short segment of pavement.
The Duncan M. Gray Episcopal Camp and Conference Center offers both a year round conference center with lodging as well as the summer Camp Bratton-Green. www.graycenter.org. Call 601-859-1556 to make reservations, the rooms will go quickly!
Proceeds from this race will go to the Gray Center trail work fund. This fund is set aside to maintain and enhance the property's trail system.
Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society's mission is to promote, support, and grow trail and ultra running in and around the state of MS. Check out www.mutsrunning.org for information about MUTS memberships and how to get involved. There are no refunds or transfers for this race.
Local time: 6:13 AM