Local time: 11:57 PM
The Freight Train 50k/100k is a companion race to the summertime Night Train 50k. It covers the same course but takes place on December 11th, 2021. The course features a 50k and 100k option. It is a relatively flat rail trail. There is a slight incline in each direction as you leave the starting line. If the weather cooperates, this should be a fast course. The race begins at 7:30am and ends at 1am on the 13th. There is a 17.5 hour time limit for the 100k. The only time limit for 50k runners is that they have to finish before the 17.5 hours cutoff for the 100k runners. This makes it a great first time Ultra! All runners will pass over the famed “High Bridge” twice during their run.
The race begins at 7:30 for the 100k on December 11th, 2021. The start and finish line will be Camp Paradise. Runners will travel east from Farmville. All pacers will sign a waiver. In addition to the manned aid stations above Crew can access their runners at Elam and Camp Paradise. Runners older than 60 years old who wish to have a pacer for a longer period may do so by contacting the Race Director ahead of time. Crew members should park in designated spaces only.
Drop bags for the 50k runners will be available at Farmville (halfway point) and Farmville. Drop bags for the 100k runners will be available at Moran, Farmville (halfway point) and Prospect
As always, discounts are offered for all military, fire, law enforcement, EMS, teachers and nurses. Simply enter THANKS for your discount.
Understand that by signing up you are registering for a winter Ultra. The weather could be 65 degrees or it could be sleeting and snowing. The event will be held in the case of bad weather. The race director reserves the right to move the race one weekend later (December 19th) in the case of a huge snowfall. There are no refunds within a month of the race. Deferrals will be made at the race director’s discretion.In the event of a cancelation beyond our control we will attempt to roll you over to next year. Refunds are not possible in the event the entire event is canceled.