USATF SANCTIONED EVENT
For the virtual event, go to this signup page
"Well Organized, great course. The timing was superior. I liked being able to see where I was every time I crossed the timing mat."
"The lap distance was perfect and the view was incredible"
100 mile or 6, 12, 24 and 48 hour runs over a .84 mile loop on a working horse ranch, to benefit Ride To Walk. It is 99% dirt, with just a few feet of asphalt and concrete.
100 Mile runners who have reached 80 miles at the end of the 24hr event (9am on Sunday) will be given an additional 8 hours to get to 100 miles. (32 hour cutoff). Any runner not hitting 80 miles by the end of the 24 hr, or not hitting 100 miles by the end of 32 hours will be a DNF. 32 hours is a very generous cutoff for you to run your first 100, and the course is well-suited to do so! There will, of course, be no DNF's in the timed events.
Ride To Walk's mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual's needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives to provide a positive support system for individuals with disabilities, their parents/caregivers, and our community. A portion of the proceeds from all races will go directly to Ride To Walk.
See thunderultras.com for full details.
New in 2021
We return to a 9am start!
A 48 hour event!
Two 24 hour options and three 12 and 6 hour options!
Pacers for some distances- Restrictions apply. See the "Pacers" section below.
Just click "Register" and select your distance of choice. You will be asked for your preferred start time during the registration process.
48 hour begins 9am Saturday, and ends 9am Monday
100 mile run begins at 9 on Saturday and concludes at 5pm on Sunday. Runners must have 80 miles in by 9am on Sunday.
24 hour run begins at 9am on Saturday and 9am Sunday
12 hour run has three start times: 9am Saturday, 9pm Saturday, 9am Sunday
6 hour run has three start times: 9am on Saturday, 9pm on Saturday,and 6am on Sunday
All races with multiple start times will be consolidated into a single event per distance for results. For example, all three 12 hour events will combine into a single 12 hour, with one male and one female winner.
Pacers will be allowed after 50 miles in the 100 mile event, and from sunset to sunrise in the 24 and 48 hour events.
Based on capacity of the loop, we will limit the total number of pacers to 30, on a first-registered, first-served basis.
You will be asked during registration if you will be bringing a pacer. We will monitor and shut off pacer requests after 30 spots have been filled across ALL races. Please only register a pacer if you are relatively sure you are bringing one, otherwise you may take a spot from someone else.
Register early. You will get the lowest entry fee, and be guaranteed a bib for your pacer.
Pacers may eat and drink from the aid station. You will be given one pacer bib. You may rotate pacers, but only one out at a time.
If you are not given a pacer, family and friends may accompany you for the occasional lap. Do not abuse this, please.
Ride To Walk, Lincoln CA
Point Waze to Ride to Walk: 1630 CA-193, Lincoln, CA 95648, (Or if using maps, it might be 1630 Lincoln Newcastle Hwy, Lincoln CA 95648) and take the backroads if it is "traffic time". No maps? Ride to Walk is just east of Lincoln on Hwy 193. Take Hwy 65 north from I-80, take the Lincoln Blvd exit, and turn right Ferrari Ranch, then right on McBean Parkway, which turns into 193. RtW is about a mile out of town on your right-hand side. There are signs at Ride to Walk.
Volunteers who work six hours will receive a $40 credit toward any race this year or next. Limited spots are available.
At Ride To Walk: 1630 CA-193, Lincoln, CA 95648
Friday night from 5-9pm
Saturday, beginning at 7am.
Later races can just show up at least 45 minutes prior to your event and check in at the aid station.
The world famous Mike Melton from MCM timing will take care of lap counting for us with redundant timing chips, mats, and live runner tracking and updates. Mike's yearly resume includes Across The Years and A Race For The Ages, among other huge events. Please return your transponder when you finish your race. There will be a $20 charge for lost transponders.
We will have one aid station at the start\finish line stocked with the usual ultra goodies: We will try to provide a "real" food option around dinner time, and breakfast time.
WE ARE A CUPLESS EVENT. Please bring your own cup or bottle, which you may leave at the aid station, or your personal aid station. We will be happy to fill your bottle for you. Just tell us what you want, and we will have it ready for you the next lap. Please write your name on your bottles or cups.
Each runner will receive a Thunder Ultras trucker hat, and finisher's medal. Runners completing 100 miles in any race will receive a custom 100 mile buckle. We may have some other surprises for you as well.
Medals for the top three male and female finishers in each distance: Gold, Bronze, and Silver versions of the finisher's medals, in place of the regular finisher's medal. Like last year, we may have something special for the male and female winner of each race, as well.
48 hour- $230 until March 31st, $245 after
Local time: 5:10 PM
100 Mile- $195 until March 31st, $210 after
24 hour- $140 until March 31st, $155 after
12 hour- $100 until March 31st, $115 after
6 hour- $65 until March 31st, $80 after