206.5 mi, 100mi, 100k, 50mi, 50k, 10k
Choose a distance, location, and date(s) to run on your own schedule and get an official finish time, swag, and handmade add ons like our unique belt buckles and t-shirts!
Learn more at our website: (all details here) https://www.destinationtrailrun.com/bigfoot-elusive-races.html
How Does this Race Work?
What is a Virtual Race?
It is a race you do on your own but in conjunction with other runners all over the world! It's the perfect way to safely race during the coronavirus pandemic. Choosing an official virtual race like BER allows you to challenge yourself and get an official finish time and finisher awards. Sometimes we need a little extra motivation to push ourselves and BER is here to help you! Run virtually with people from all over the world between August 1 - Sept 30!
Can You Break the Distance Up Over Weeks/Months? YES! Read next question for more details.
HOW DO YOU KEEP TRACK OF LONGER MULTI-DAY/WEEKS EFFORT: Lots of questions on this one! Many of you want to know how you track your 100km, 100mile or 200mile if you're doing it over the course of WEEKS not days. You do not need to keep a clock (watch, etc) running the entire time. Just write down the day and time you start and when you finish the day and time. Then do the math to determine total days, hours, minutes and seconds. For example: Let's say you decide to break the 200 miler up over the month of September. You start on September 1 at 9am and end on September 30 at 7pm. That would be a total of 29 days, 10 hours, 0 min, 0 seconds. You can use this handy date to time converter for yours: Days between two dates converter. For verifying these longer efforts just take two pictures: one for the day you start and one for the day you finish. This can be a strava/garmin/suunto/etc screenshot, treadmill photo, watch photo, or the like. We will not ask for verification of every single day you run when it's over multi days unless you are top 3 male/female.
How Does it Work?
1. Register on ultrasignup and choose a distance or time: 10km, 50km, 100km, 100 miles or 206.5 miles
2. Pick a date and decide where you will be safely running / walking: You don't need to choose a date to run before you register. You will just need to run between April 30 and June 30. You can run indoors, outdoors, on road, trail, it's up to you! Please follow all CDC and local COVID19 guidelines). Dates must be within August 1 and Sept 30, 2020 and for an official time you need to submit your time by the end of the day on Sept 30. To submit a time scroll down to "HOW TO SUBMIT A TIME"
3. Run or walk your virtual "race" and record the time
Please make sure you complete the MINIMUM distance of your choosing. For 206.5 miles please do 206.5 miles or more, for 100 miles you must do 100 miles or more and for 100k you must be 100k or 62.2 miles, 50k must be 31.1 miles or more, 10km must be 6.2 miles or more to be verified.
You can choose to run your distance in one go with stops for food, water and naps as needed, just like a normal ultra, BUT you can also split the run between multiple days as well if you like - just remember as per the rules of this challenge once you start your run the official time clock starts and doesn't stop until you complete the distance. If you choose to go to bed for a night or spread it out between multiple days the clock keeps going.
If you plan to break up the run over the course or days/weeks/month to keep track of your overall time please write down the start day and time and the finish day and time (once you finish). If you want an official "time" you will need to count the time it took from start to finish. So if you begin the 200 miler on August 1 at 9am and finish it on August 15 at 9am, that's a total of 14 days. So your time would be 14 days 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds.
4. Submit your time and provide one of two verifications: You will submit your final time, distance and verification for your run via ultrasignup.
BER: Bigfoot Elusive Races General Info
This event begins August 1, 2020 and ends September 30, 2020: do the race any time within August and September. You can run it non stop, like a regular race OR you can do it as an accumulation run (count each day's runs toward your final mileage goal)
Your races may be cancelled, but racing doesn't have to be! Bigfoot Elusive Races (BER) is an opportunity to run a race and have an epic adventure on the date of your choosing between August 1 and Sept 30 in any location and take as long as you want -- but you must complete it within the August 1 and Sept 30 dates. You can upload your time via ultrasignup for an official BER time! This is a great way to stay motivated and have an adventure during the coronavirus pandemic, even if it's loops around your living room, neighborhood or on a treadmill. Please follow all local, state and social distancing guidelines to be safe and prevent the spread of the virus.
Feeding America is our charity of choice! We have an add on donation option to our registration if you would like to donate. During one of the most difficult economic times in history, we feel that Feeding America is a wonderful charity to give back to. https://www.feedingamerica.org/
What do I get with my entry fee?
All distances are $45. All participants get a medal shipped to them and results on ultrasignup (must submit time/verification, see below). The $45 fee also goes toward our employee costs here: paying employee salaries since we have had to cancel so many races this spring, creating the challenge/website work/logo fees/verification of times/shipping costs and results for the event. Shirts and buckles are an "add on" cost and can be purchased when you register.
You must complete your minimum distance for 10km (10km/6.2miles), 50km (50km/31.1miles), 100k (100km/62.2 miles), 100 miles (100 miles/161km), 206.5 miles (206.5 miles/ 332km). The 200 mile race is 206.5 miles to honor the actual Bigfoot 200 distance!
Local time: 6:40 AM
Official times must be verified: you will need to submit verification as described above for an "official" time. Race management reserves the right to deny any results at our discretion.
To get a top 3 spot in any race distance you must have verification and we recommend using a strava link or other online tracking program rather than just a photo.
Runs must be completed between (and including) August 1 - September 30, 2020 to be official. You must submit your results via methods described above within this time period as well.
You must time yourself from start to finish: most participants will complete their distance in one go, but if you take a break of a few minutes, hours or days the clock keeps going! This doesn't mean you need to keep a clock going but make sure to record the day/time you started and finished so you can calculate the overall time.
You may complete your distance in any time - no cutoffs, as long as it falls in the August 1 - September 30, 2020 dates.
You may not use an official race as your virtual race. In other words, you cannot race Western States 100 (if it was still happening this year) as your 100 mile, however if you lived near the course you could potentially run on the course if the route was open. The reason for this is that finisher times in a real race with real aid stations and in-person competition are not equal to running a race on your own. Running a race on your own (or with friends, family) is more like an FKT than a real race.
No cheating: If we decide someone has not been honorable we will ban them from all future Destination Trail events. Honor system please!
Please follow all local, state and CDC guidelines in regards to the coronavirus pandemic. Please use social distancing (6 feet apart from others not in your household) and masks (closer than 6ft to people). Please respect closed parks/outdoor recreation areas and do not trespass.