Saturday, May 18, 2019

Baldy Marathons CA

Mount Baldy, CA

Mount Baldy , CA 100 Miler, 100K, 40 Miler, 50K, 20 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. May 18, 2019

A WEST COAST ALPINE MOUNTAIN ULTRA

Baldy Marathons is inspired by the Barkley Marathons.

Consisting of the same 5 laps, each 20 miles in length with the same time cutoffs.
Each lap has 10,000 feet of gain and 50,000 feet for the 100 miler.
Results are on the linked website as there will never be enough finishers for this race to be considered an official race on here.

Participants will have 5 locations you need to punch a card for each lap and punch B.A.L.D.Y. in order on forward laps.
Laps 1 and 2 are forward.
Laps 3 and 4 in reverse.
Lap 5 is runners choice.

Each lap consists of 1/3 very steep off trail, 1/3 steep trail, and 1/3 a little less steep trail.
Baldy Marathons is an unmarked true Mountain Ultra.
It will be much more difficult than any trail race you’ve ever done.

There is a separate site with all the information you will need prior to the start after you register, including directions and GPS Coordinates and rules.
The information on this site will be sent to you after registration.

This will be the 10th Baldy Marathons Race.
So far there have been 8 who have finished the 100k and 3 finishers of the 100 miler, (out of 176 starters).

START TIMES

50k - 9am
100k - 10am
100 miler - 10am

A pre-race brief going over the course and punches starts 1 hour prior to your race start. If you have not done your homework prior to the race, you will want to be at the pre-race meeting on time.
But you really should do your homework if you do not expect to get lost.

CUT OFF TIMES

50k - 20 hours
100k - 40 hours, (Or must start lap 4 by 40:00 hours).
100 miles - 60 hours

If you continue, the cut-off times do not count.
As long as you start lap 4 in under 40 hours.

If you stop after 1 or 2 laps, the laps will be added to the results if completed on time.
1 Lap - 13:20
2 Laps - 26:40

AWARDS

There are two separate awards *included*.
The larger award is for all who complete a 20 mile lap or more.

A SECONDARY COURSE, YES!

With the cancellation of Highlander, I’ve decided to combine the events into 1 as a graduate course.
Only those who where at the first Highlander or anyone who has completed at least a 50k on the Baldy Marathons course is invited to run the Highlander course.
Just let me know as Highlander will be free of charge. Race start will remain at 5:24am.

Local time: 12:35 PM
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