RACE RULES

  1. All runners MUST check-in on the morning of their race so that we know you have started the race and are on the course. If you do not check-in, we will assume that you did not start and will list you as a DNS.  Consequently, no one will look for you if you should become lost.

 

  1. Runner bib must be worn on the front and outside of whatever clothing you are wearing.  Aid station volunteers need to know your number so they can check you in.  It is the runner’s responsibility to ensure that you have been checked into and out of each manned aid station.

 

  1. ABSOLUTELY NO LITTERING!  You will be disqualified if you, your crew or your pacers are caught littering. We operate under permit from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.  In order to remain in good standing with these organizations and ensure that the race can be permitted in future years, we must respect the course and the land it covers.

 

  1. No aid is allowed from a moving bike/vehicle.

 

  1. Any runner accepting a ride for any reason is out of the race.

 

  1. Runners must follow the marked course at all times. If you should inadvertently depart from the course, you must return to the point where you left the course and continue from there (i.e., no bushwacking and joining up with the course at a different location).

 

  1. Runners/crew may not stash supplies along the trail.

 

  1. Crew members, please remember that pets must be leashed at all times and should never be on the course.

 

  1. All decisions of medical personnel or the aid station captain are final.

 

  1. Pacers for 100M runners may accompany their runner from the Silver City aid station (mile 52.5), or at any manned aid station beyond that point, to the finish. Any runner over 60 years old may have a pacer for the whole distance. Pacers may meet their runner ONLY at crew access aid stations. Pacers should wear a PACER bib, available at packet pickup, so that aid station personnel can easily identify them.  A runner may have only one pacer at a time.

 

  1. Pacers are not allowed for 50M, 50K, or 30K runners unless you have a legitimate reason to have one and it is approved by the RDs prior to the race.

 

  1. No muling. Runners must carry their own supplies and not use their pacer as a pack mule.

 

  1. All parking signs must be followed. No parking is allowed in driveways or in the road. All parking at aid stations must be out of traffic and must not block roads or driveways. Handlers must follow directions of aid station personnel. While parking areas are available at each trailhead/aid station, the amount of space may be limited on race day depending on runner/crew traffic.  Please be cautious when driving/maneuvering near the trailheads.

 

  1. If you decide to drop from the race, make certain that proper procedures are followed: THE RUNNER OR CREW MUST NOTIFY RACE PERSONNEL AT ONCE AT THE CLOSEST AID STATION. This policy is for your safety. We want to keep track of our runners along the course.

 

  1. Drop bags may be left at packet pickup for delivery to the aid stations that you specify. See the list of available drop-off points. Supplies must be in a durable bag, clearly marked with the runner’s bib number and the station to which it is to be delivered. Drop bags will be returned to the finish line as aid stations close throughout the day on Saturday, with all drop bags returned by 8:00 PM. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN OR FORGOTTEN ARTICLES. ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE FOR RETURN OF ANY ITEMS NOT PICKED UP BY SUNDAY AT NOON.

 

  1. No times will be given for completing a distance shorter than the one you were registered for.  For example, if you are entered in the 100 and drop at Silver City (mile 52.5), you WILL NOT be given a 50 mile finish time.  You will be considered a DNF for the 100. 

  2. We do not offer refunds. Under extenuating circumstances we will roll over a registration to the next year.You may switch events if you contact us ahead of time; however, we are unable to issue refunds for the price difference.  Distance switches must be made at least one week prior to the event. After that, you are locked into the event for which you are registered unless you’re an extremely gifted sweet-talker.

 

  1. Abuse of volunteers, both verbal and most certainly physical, will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification.  Volunteers are integral to the success of this and any other ultramarathon.  If you are frustrated about something, there is a 99.9% chance that it is not the volunteers’ fault.  If you have complaints, issues, constructive criticism, tirades, rants, etc. and feel the need to be pissed off at someone, please save it for the race directors.  To steal a quote from Steve Engbrecht, RD of the Elkhorn Endurance Runs in Montana, “as ultrarunning race directors, we obviously enjoy abuse.”

 

  1. All participants in the 100 mile event must be age 18 or greater, or must be participating with their parents approval and have a crew assisting them during the event.

 

  1. Have fun, damn it. J