Wood Splitter Solstice
“Take a Sunday drive in the country; on your feet; on a Saturday”
Welcome to the Wood Splitter Solstice Series! On 6/20/2020 and 12/19/2020, put your body, mind and spirit to the test, and run as many 1-1.5 mile loops as possible, from Sunrise to Sunset. Take on the challenge, and welcome in the Summer and Winter seasons in Ohio.
The event will loop the 42 acre “Last Straw” farm in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and along the way you will experience wooded trails and a farm that provides one of the best landscape views in Central Ohio.
As the course is designed it will be a loop that will be run as many times as possible, from sunrise to sunset (or 4 hrs). With that, you can choose to run half the day or the entire day, depending on your personal goals.
For the top runners of each day there will be overall prizes for the top 3 men and women, and for the series.
Pricing will stay consistent, so once you are ready to take on the challenge, we will be waiting!
Fundraise: The event will be raising funds for the For Those Who Would non-profit organization. If you are looking for an event to put your fundraising skills into action, this would be a great one!
NOTE: This event now has a virtual option
Where is the event - Virtual (Your segment, track or treadmill)
When can you run it - From the day you sign up, until 12/20/20 (Giving an extra day)!
Are there any guidelines to running the event: The Virtual event is a timed event, so you can run up to 9 hours. (UP TO: This means you don't necessarily have to complete the overall time, as this is a day for you to push and reach new distances and times, personally. This is a challenge, and it is going to hurt!)
How do I report my results - Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with final results, to receive finishers gear
What happens after I send my results - After we receive results, we will assess and tally them. We will then send out not only participation medals and SWAG.
WHY this event?: Fundraise: The event will be raising funds for the For Those Who Would non-profit organization. If you are looking for an event to put your fundraising skills into action, this would be a great one!
EXTRA NOTE: Virtual runners will be primarily running for self achievement and donation to the Non-Profit. Virtual runners will not be eligible for awards, since the event will also be taking place, on-site.
- There will be no race provided Aid Station, therefore you must bring EVERYTHING you need for the day
- Aid Stations will be more like NASCAR Pit Stops, where you will keep your gear and fuel AT your vehicle, and that will be your specific aid station (Parking will be along the loop to provide easy access to your vehicle
- while in the "Pits" all individuals are required to wear a face covering. (If you do not like this, do not show up. we will not ask, but tell you to leave.)
- Face coverings must also be worn if approaching "Race Central" where the start/finish line are, and where the timing both will be.
- There will be a Porta John on site, and it will be sprayed down and cleaned every hour
- Along with the normal risk/death waiver, all attendees must complete a COVID-19 risk acceptance waiver
What is the Wood Splitter Solstice Series?
Local time: 7:28 PM
The Wood Splitter Solstice events are a timed Ultra Endurance race, that will have participants running a 1-1.5 mile looped course from sunrise to sunset.
What is the distance of the race?
The distance per loop will be 1-1.5 mile. The distance of the race will depend on how many loops can be completed by the end of the timed event.
How long is the race?
Both races are timed events and will start at sunrise and end at sunset.
Summer Solstice Race (6/20/2020) - 15 Hours (6:03 AM - 9:04 PM) : 4 Hours (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Winter Solstice Race (12/19/2020) - 9 Hours 19 Minutes (7:50 AM - 5:09 PM) : 4 Hours (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Where is the race?
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
What does the race cost?
Summer Solstice - $110 and Winter Solstice full events $95 per runner (4 Hour events $50 per runner)
Can I do just one of the races?
Can I do both Winter and Summer races?
Did I hear something about prize money?
No. Individual races will have top male and female awards, but not money.
What is the runner swag for the race?
Summer - Trucker Hat & Other swag
Winter - Beanie & Other Swag
Solstice Challenge Finishers - Various by year (2019 - Branded Stainless Steel Mug)
What do I need to bring vs. what is supplied?
As a runner, you should come prepared for most of your day. There will be 1 aid station at the Start/Finish line with the normal Ultra Fare. (Chips, Pop, Cookies, Pretzels, Pickles, etc.
Water will also be supplied.
Can I bring a tent, or something else for shelter and privacy?