Screaming Monkey 100
The inaugural Screaming Monkey 100 will kick off at Eddie D. Jones Park in Keithville, Louisiana. Eddie D. Jones is unofficially known as The Monkey Trails due to its proximity to a National Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Monkey Trails is a Top 10 Mountain Bike destination in Louisiana and is large enough to support sizeable loops; runners will have the option of a half marathon, or ultra distances of a 26.5 miler, a 100k and a 100 miler all happening on Saturday the 6th.
The course itself will feature miles and miles of undulating, technical single track and a section of wide-open equestrian trails. Runners will hear the nearby primates during many sections of the trail. The terrain varies from technical forest track to pine-straw-covered, rolling red-clay hills. There is even a ravine section that will make you wonder if you're still in Louisiana. 100M, 100K, 26+, and 13.1 participants will go through the gates of a Louisiana State Prison that shut down in 2012. Just imagine what that aid station will be like...
The race is a true trail festival. On Sunday April 7th, a 5k, and a 10k are being offered. This will serve to bring new energy to the race as the 100 milers will be nearing their final push to finish at that time.
100M / 100K / 26.5M / 13.1M / 10K / 5K
Please note the 10K and 5K will be held on Sunday April 7, 2019
Friday April 5, 2019
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Packet Pickup Run Wild (9462 Ellerbe Road Suite #140, Shreveport, LA 71106)
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm - Race Meeting at Run Wild (Highly recommended)
************20% off in store merchandise regular priced items************
Saturday April 6, 2019 (100M / 100K / 26.5M / 13.1M)
5:00 am - 7:45 am Packet pickup at Pavilion/Visitor center next to silo
6:00 am 100M/100K start
8:00 am 26.5/13.1 start
Sunday April 7, 2019 (Race day for 10K/5K)
6:45 am - 7:45 am - Packet pickup at Pavilion/Visitor center next to silo
8:00 am Both races start - Get out there and push those crazy 100 milers and 100k runners
12:00 noon Sunday is the cutoff for all races (100M/100K runners must finish by this time to get a buckle)
Directions to start line
Take I-20 to Industrial Loop and head south. Turn right onto Woolworth Road and continue until the intersection with LA-525 (Colquitt Road). Turn right and travel to LA-169. Turn left at LA-169 and travel 1.1 miles to LA-789. Turn left on LA-789 and travel 2 miles to Mike Clark Road. Turn right on Mike Clark Road (next to Macedonia Baptist Church) and follow road to visitor center next to silo.
Many hotels in area (20 miles from race) but there is an even better option. Come camp with us for free! Both RV and tent camping available free of charge near the start line. If you require an RV site we will need to know as these are limited so message us on the Screaming Monkey FB page. These sites do not have hookups and camp fires are only permitted inside your portable fire pit.
Also, Screaming Monkey 100 will not have rollovers, refunds, or bib transfers during its inaugural year. We will look at these policies going forward into 2020. Yes, this will be an annual event for sure.
In April, NW Louisiana weather is unpredictable but will likely be a little humid and as we all know April showers bring May flowers. Average weather in April is a high of 77 and a low of 54 and the record high is 92 and a low of 32. The course itself is about 65% single-track trails, 30% wide rolling hill equestrian trails and less than 5% asphalt. The soil is a moderately packed surface generously mixed with roots, rocks and some water depending on weather. Air quality should not be of any concern as we are away from the city breathing country air. All distances have been tested by experienced ULTRA runners and we are collecting final data to provide elevation and further route information. The 100 milers and 100K runners are in for an EPIC surprise for sure but all distances will have an experience of a life time.
Our team is made up of ULTRA runners and we have spent many hours volunteering so we understand the needs of our runners. There will be 4 fully stocked aid stations per loop for the longer distances and all other distance will be well taken care of for sure.
Real bathrooms at the start/finish and pavilion area and showers available as well!
Rather than do promotional discounts, we set our pricing at the lowest possible rates!
100 Miler - $99.50 (Nov 6, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019) $125.25 (Jan 7, 2018 - Apr 6, 2019)
100K - $90.01 (Nov 6, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019) $99.50 (Jan 7, 2018 - Apr 6, 2019)
26.5 - $60.33 (Nov 6, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019) $75.75 (Jan 7, 2018 - Apr 6, 2019)
13.1 - $50.55 (Nov 6, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019) $60.55 (Jan 7, 201 - Apr 6, 2019)
10K - $25.77 (Nov 6, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019) $30.04 (Jan 7, 2018 - Apr 6, 2019)
5K - $22.50 (Nov 6, 2018 - Apr 6, 2019)
*****Note the 5K and 10K are both on 7 Apr, 2019*****
You get a medal! You get a medal! We all get a medal!
Seriously, if you get out there and run/walk this beautiful trail, AKA Monkey Trails, you will get a medal and you deserve it! Check out the medals/buckles on the SM100 FB page by clicking on the Website button above.
100M - Buckle - Sub 24hr and under 30hr buckle
100K - Not a 100M buckle but it will be a buckle (100K is a long way and if you wanted a medal you would have signed up for the half marathon) ***nothing wrong with signing up for half*** Bonus: You have 30 hours to finish and could even take a nap if you so desire. (not reccommended)
26.5 - No, not a mistake - By definition an ULTRA is anything over 26.2 miles and this will or could be your first ULTRA if you have not attempted that distance before. You have 28 hours to finish your race. We do this to promote the sport and show you that you can do more than you think and next time, maybe you will sign up for that 50K or come back next year for our 100K. Regardless, you get a medal!
13.1M - My favorite distance and I am an ULTRA runner... You get to finish your race and kick back cheering on your friends and family. Maybe, even pace someone that is doing the 100 after they reach mile 50. And guess what? You get a medal!
10K/5K - We all started somewhere. You have 4 hours to finish so you can do it. The slower you are the better as some of our 100K and 100M crazies will be pushing through the last lap and need the trail runner salute. Good job! Keep pushing! Just one more mile or whatever... That being said, it is also the distance to show off your speed on a somewhat technical trail if you so desire even if you are a roadie. And guess what? Yep, you get a medal!
Want to run both Saturday and Sunday - Details coming soon, but sign up for the 100M, 100K. 26.5 or 13.1 on Saturday and sign up for any race on Sunday and you will get something special. We will determine what that special something is when some crazy actually signs up for both days.
Top 2 male and female winners for each distance will also recieve something special!
Every Runner Recieves
- Custom Medal/Buckle
- Oustanding Volunteer Support
- Full Aid Stations
- Chipped Race Timing
- T-Shirt and Swag
- Free Camping
- 20% off Store Merchandise at Run Wild During Packet Pickup
- Post race meal for all distances and volunteers - Non runners can purchase for $5 on site
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!
Local time: 11:37 PM
Run Wild - 9462 Ellerbe RD #140 Shreveport, LA 71106
4611 Jackson St. Ext STE B Alexandria, LA 71303
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