Wood Splitter Solstice
“Take a Sunday drive in the country; on your feet; on a Saturday”
Welcome to the Wood Splitter Solstice Series! On 12/18/2021, put your body, mind and spirit to the test, and run as many 1.5 mile loops as possible, from Sunrise to Sunset. Take on the challenge, and welcome in the 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 - Mt. Vernon, Ohio and virtual (Your road or trail segment, track or treadmill)
When can you run it virtually? - From the day you sign up, until 12/19/20 (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 virtually? - Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with final results (snapshot or link to tracked event), 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.
What is the Wood Splitter Solstice Series?
Local time: 2:03 PM
The Wood Splitter Solstice events are a timed Ultra Endurance race, that will have participants running a 1.5 mile looped course from sunrise to sunset.
What is the distance of the race?
The distance per loop will be 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?
The event will start at sunrise and end at sunset.
Winter Solstice Race (12/18/2021) - 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?
Winter Solstice full events $80 per runner (4 Hour events $50 per runner)
Can I do just one of the races?
Can I do both Winter and Summer races?
What is the runner swag for the race?
Neck Gaiter, Sweat Towel, Finishers Medallion, Buckle for runners that complete a 50K or further
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?