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Running + Beer + BBQ = Be there!
25k (16 miles) or 50k all trail, and a rockin' after-party! One long trail run on varying terrain, mostly forest shaded. Everything from rock scrambling uphills to single track downhills, to mountain bike havens, numerous stream crossings and as few fireroads as possible in order to get you back on lovable dirt enlightenment. ~2000 ft of upward elevation on the 25k and 4000' for the 50k. The trails are very technical and challenging. A great course to hike, run, or both. Its really an adventure and a beautiful park. You won't know you are 8 miles outside Baltimore. 3 Aid Stations with plenty of water and some food. Aid for the 25k will be every 4 miles, so at 4, 8, and 12. Course markings and detailed maps will be included. The after party will include 20-30 varieties of craft beer, pulled pork BBQ, a vegan offering, river swimming, kids water balloon fight, prize giveaway, and general fun!
Event details at: http://www.mdheatrace.com
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Many will do the 25k, though the ultra 50k is growing more popular each year. It will be two 16 mile loops, with fewer guaranteed aid stations and a 10 hour expected finish time (we will be flexible within reason). Aid would be @ miles 8,16, 24 and 28 - meaning you need to self-sustain for 8 miles at a time. Start time is 7am. There is a 12noon cutoff at the 16 mile (halfway) mark.
Parking is OUTSIDE THE PARK!
This applies to most runners, guests, spectators, etc. We have some select-few in-park spots and these participants will have applied and been emailed privately. If you are not one of these people, please do not enter the park. Volunteers and emailed participants are the only exception.
We will require that most runners and visitors make use of our shuttle buses or volunteer drivers to and from our parking area off of Rolling Rd:
Bus fee and park entry are included in the ticket price. Bus shuttling will occur from 6am-9:15am, and then after this, volunteers and racers themselves will give rides to people back and forth. We urge runners to arrive 1+ hr early at the parking lot, so we can transfer tons of you before the race start time with a minimal number of bus rides.
Local time: 4:29 AM