Rules & Info

RACE RULES

1. All runners MUST check-in on Saturday morning so that we know you have started the race and are on the course.  If you do not check-in Saturday morning, 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.

2. 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 insure that you have been checked into and out of each manned aid station.

3. 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.

4. No aid is allowed from a moving bike/vehicle.  Crews may only provide aid to their runner at designated aid stations.

5. Any runner accepting a ride for any reason will be disqualified.

6. 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).

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

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

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

10. Pacers for 100M runners may join their runner at the Silver City aid station (mile 50) or at any manned aid station beyond that point. 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.  Runners are allowed one pacer at a time, but may use as many total pacers as they wish (or as logistically possible, at least). All 100M runners will receive one pacer bib in their race packet at check-in.  If you have multiple pacers, this bib must be transferred between them when they switch out.

11. Pacers are not allowed for 50M or 100K runners.

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

13. All parking signs must be followed. No parking is allowed in driveways. All parking at handler access 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.

14. 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.

15. Extra supplies may be left at check-in on Friday 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 runners bib number and the station to which it is to be delivered.  Please keep the size of drop bags reasonably.  Race personnel reserve the right to leave behind any overly large or heavy drop bags.  Most drop bags will be returned to the finish line by noon on Sunday.  WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN OR FORGOTTEN ARTICLES. ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE FOR RETURN OF ANY ITEMS NOT PICKED UP ON SUNDAY.

16.  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 50), you WILL NOT be given a 50 mile finish time.  You will be considered a DNF for the 100.  Likewise, you can not choose on your own to switch events mid-race.  If you enter the 100K or 100M but turn around at the 50 mile turnaround and finish that event, you will be considered a DNF for the 100K or 100M.  It is hard  enough to keep track of everyone on the course under normal circumstances, much less when runners are not where they should be.

17.  We do not offer refunds. Under extenuating circumstances we will roll over a registration to the next year. You may switch events (e.g. 100M to 100K or 50M) if you contact us via email by the last day of online registration; however, we are unable to issue refunds for the price difference.  After online registration, you are locked into the event for which you are registered.

18.  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 vent, please do so with one of the race directors.  To steal a quote from Steve Engbrecht, RD of the Elkhorn Endurance Runs in Montana, “as ultra running race directors, we obviously enjoy abuse.”

19.  Participants must be age 18 or older.

20.  Have fun, damn it :).