The Sticks 6/12/24/48/72 Hour Races
A timed race by Ultraverse Supplements
A low-key timed race with a fun small-town, homegrown feel on a farmstead outside of Norton, KS. Think half race, half hootenanny.
72-hour race begins Thursday, May 30th at 4 PM and ends at 4 PM Sunday, June 2nd.
48-hour race begins Friday, May 31st at 4 PM and ends at 4 PM Sunday, June 2nd.
24-hour race begins Friday, May 31st at 4 PM and ends at 4 PM Saturday, June 1st.
12-hour race begins Saturday, June 1st at 6 AM and ends at 6 PM.
6-hour race begins Saturday, June 1st at 6 AM and end at 12 PM.
72-hour runners can come get their packet anytime within 3 hours of the race start. All other runners can come grab their packets any time before their race. We will be there! Please be at least 20 minutes early.
LOCATION AND COURSE
In the sticks, outside of Norton, KS (BFE) – exact location to be given after sign-up.
The course will be a combination of mowed pasture and dirt road.
The course will not be overly technical, but isn’t necessarily flat. It has rolling hills and the mowed pasture is uneven and challenging.
Participants will run the same 3 mile loop as many times as possible in the time option that they choose.
Additionally, there is the OPTION to take a 4.3 mile dirt road loop every 6 hours. The option is available between the hours of 10:00-11:00 and 4:00-5:00 ONLY. You can start the dirt road loop anytime during this hour. You DO NOT have to finish in that hour.
Norton, KS is about 9 miles from the course. Norton has a Pizza Hut, Sonic, a Mexican restaurant, and a hotel.
We will have a portable outside (private) shower set up for anyone who would like to use it. There are also shower houses at Prairie Dog State Park, about 10 minutes away. There is also camping available at Prairie Dog State Park.
One well-stocked aid station at the start/finish. This aid station will be manned 24/7 for the duration of all events.
Deferrals can be made to the next year’s event only. The last day for deferrals is May 1, 2024.
75 total participant cap.
Runners can leave the course for as long as they wish between loops to go eat, sleep, cry, or whatever they wish.
Runners must check in with an RD before leaving and when returning.
Runners must check in at the start/finish after each loop.
Runners will get credit for the mileage they accumulate in their chosen race, no matter when they stop.
Only full/complete laps will be counted. If a runner leaves the course for any reason that loop won’t be counted.
No interaction with crew anywhere besides the main aid station.
There is limited space on the property. Strict limit of one vehicle/runner, including crew.
Pacers allowed AFTER 24 hours. No pacers allowed for 6, 12, or 24-hour runners.
No unattended children.
You must be 18 years old to run.
You must be 21 years old to drink.
We highly recommend bringing a means to carry water on the course. It could be very hot and we will not have BOTTLED water.
SWAG AND AWARDS
Custom, distance-specific belt buckles will be given for all ultra-distances accomplished (50k, 50-mile, 100k, 100 miles, 150 miles, and 200-miles). We will likely incorporate marathon medals in 2023.
All runners, regardless of distance accumulated, will receive a super-cool gender specific Sticks tank top.
24-hour participants who complete 105 miles will receive free entry into the 2024 Eternal Damnation at Hell Creek.
Anyone who completes 200 miles (any duration) will receive free entry into the 2024 Eternal Damnation at Hell Creek.
Free entry into Eternal Damnation can be deferred for a maximum of one year.
Male and female winners in each distance will receive a special award.
FREE camping at the start/finish area – there will be porta-potties. There is also plenty of room to set up a pop-up/crew area. 72-hour runners will get priority for spots, then 48-hour runners, and so on…
Electrolyte/carb drink (Proxima C) and typical ultra-style race food will be provided at the start/finish. We will serve ramen at night and we will cook brunch and dinner.
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There WILL be whiskey.
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Deferral & Withdrawal
Event's current local time: 4:35 AM CT
100% credit if canceled within 60 days of the race.
50% credit if canceled within 30 days of the race.
25% credit if canceled within 14 days of the race.
No credit is given for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the race. You’ll still be listed as DNS if notification is not given prior to 3 days before the race starts.
Please understand that there are no exceptions to these timelines. Please, don’t ask us to make one (we won’t).
•Races should deferred/withdrawn from BY THE RUNNER, rather than by messaging/emailing us.
• You will earn credit for ANY Ultraverse Supplements race, rather than being limited to the race in which you cancelled/deferred.
• The credit will be attached to your Ultrasignup account and will automatically apply the next time you register for an Ultraverse Supplements event. Note - sending an email to us does not initiate the cancellation of your registration. You must do this yourself for the credit to apply. You can do this by signing into Ultrasignup and then going to your registrations and clicking “edit”.
• Your credit appears in your registration history under "outstanding credits and coupons".
• Credit will be valid for one year, cannot be “gifted” to another runner, and you must use the same Ultrasignup account in which you originally registered for the race that you withdrew from.
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