This is something different! Not an out and back and not a single loop. You will run four trails, all different distances. You MUST, run all four trails. You MUST check in at the check points on each trail. You MUST do them in ANY ORDER you want. You MUST come back to the start/finish after each loop to check in. You will never know if you are first or DFL. 15k runners, skip to 15k instructions.
Symptoms of delirium: Confusion, Restlessness, Rapid heart rate, Disorientation, Fatigue and Excessive sweating.
Coldwater is a technical, single-track trail that is covered in rocks and roots with varying climbs and fast down hills. The course will be clearly marked, pay attention. Loop 1 (Bomb Dog) will be marked with red ribbon and flags. Loop 2 (Baby Bear) will be marked with blue ribbon and flags. Loop 3 (Mama Bear) will be marked with pink ribbon and flags. Loop 4 (Papa Bear) will be marked with yellow ribbon and flags. There will be signs indicating the start of each loop and any turns.
Loop1: 9.67 miles
Loop 2: 1.36 miles
Loop 3: 3.68 miles
Loop 4: 5.24 miles
You have to be held accountable, right? Pay attention, halfway through each loop, you will find a sign with a bucket full of wrist bands. You must stop and grab a wrist band. You must have four different colored wrist bands in order to declare you are finished.
Cutoff: You must complete all four loops in 7 hours
You will run only Loop 1 (Bomb Dog). The loop will be marked with red ribbon and flags. Do not stop and grab a wrist band. Just run!
Elevation: 1180 ft
Loop Distance: 9.67 miles
Cutoff: 4 hours
There will be two fully stocked aid station. One at the start/finish, which you will hit after each loop and the other about 5.5 miles in on Loop 1 (Bomb Dog) It is going to be hot, so it is mandatory that you carry either a handheld or wear a vest.
Perks, Awards and Finish
Each runner who meets the shirt deadline will receive an awesome soft t-shirt. Each finisher will receive a medal. Register before May 24th to guarantee you get a t-shirt.
Awards will be given out for the top three female finishers and top three male finishers for both distances.
Finish line will have music, food (vegan options, please let us know during registration) and beverages. Come hang out and enjoy the party afterwards. You deserve it.
Packet pick up will be at Mellow Mushroom in Oxford on Friday, June 16, 2023 from 4-7pm. If you are unable to meet us Friday, you are welcome to pick up your race packet in the morning at the race start from 6-6:45am.
On a side note: This is also a mountain bike trail and they are unable to close the trail completely. Even though I will have signs posted, bikes MAY be on the trail. Watch out for them and please be courteous.
No refunds, deferrals or transfers.
We will be donating a percentage of race registration to help maintain the trails at Coldwater.
Event's current local time: 4:42 AM CT