THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
FONDREN URBAN ULTRA
**March 16, 2020 update on the Fondren Urban Ultra 2020. Due to restrictions by local and state authorities, MUTS has no choice but to cancel the 2020 Fondren Urban Ultra. After discussion, we will offer refunds for this years race or rollover to the 2021 event. We will be emailing each participant to inform you of the options available at this time. We love this race and we love that you decided to sign up and join us. The Fondren Urban Ultra will return so please return with us!!
The Fondren Urban Ultra is a 12 hour timed road race for individual runners and relay teams. The 3.1 mile loop is run in the beautiful neighborhood of Fondren in Jackson with a mix of hills and flat sections. The relay teams can be made up of 2-4 runners. The race is chip timed for accuracy. Each loop begins and ends at Fondren Church where you can place your nutrition, tent, coolers, etc. Run one lap or as many as you can, test your limits, run your first ultra distance or a few miles....this race is for you! The race is limited to 150 individual runners and 14 teams -so sign up now!
USA Track and Field CERTIFIED COURSE
The 5k loop is a USATF certified course that will be used to record Mississippi state records in the 50k, 12 hour, and 100k. Only MS residents will be recorded for the records. Currently this is the only state certified Ultra course. As a MS resident, run this race and you may be an ultra state record holder for your age! Go to staterunningrecords.com for a current listing.
LOCATION: 3327 Old Canton Rd. Jackson, MS
PACKET PICKUP: Friday night from 4-6 at Fondren Public 2765 Old Canton, Jackson. And race morning at Fondren Church from 6–6:45
AID STATIONS: The start/finish area will have water, Tailwind, and sweet and salty food. And half way on the loop there will be water.
RULES: All individual runners and relay teams must start at 7 a.m. Individual runners can take breaks but must remain in the parking area of the church. Relay teams must always have one runner on the course. A full 5k lap has to be completed in the 12 hour time limit to be counted. You can only register as an individual or a relay but not both.
AWARDS: 1st place-3rd place male and female and 1st place relay team will receive custom awards. Individual runners not in a relay who reach an ultra distance of 9 laps or more will receive an “ultra finisher” medal
PRICE: individual race $50 and price increase to $60 March 1st, relay $40/person and price increase to $50 March 1st. Sorry, no refunds, transfers, or deferments.
RELAY registration: the first person on your team to register will pick a team name. Your following teammates will register under that name.
COURSE: approximately 150’ elevation gain/5k loop and 160’ elevation loss/5k loop.
PARKING AND MORNING SET UP: There is ample parking behind the church. Do not park in the Duling parking lot or in front of the church. You may set up pop up tents in the front parking area of the church on race morning.
Mississippi Ultra and Trail Society is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, support, and grow trail and ultra running in the area. There are no transfers or refunds for MUTS events. Visit mutsrunning.org for more information
Local time: 11:25 PM