2018 Info is now posted. NOTE: part of the trail from Steinke Basin to Lake Aid is closed, necessitating a re-reoute from last year's course. Pay attention to the course markings and not to any maps!!! (Although the maps currently on the site are what we think is going to happen, there may be additional changes.) Especially note the 10K heads north from the Start and the 26.2/50K cross DL and pass the start to join the 10K course.

      
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50M/50K/26.2 Special Instructions

Mandatory Aid Station Check-in for 50M & 50K

  • We haven't lost anyone yet, but this requires your cooperation. (We were pretty worried a couple of times, especially early on in Hell when a guy got off trail and decided to just go to sleep... overnight...)
  • At each aid station, please inform the volunteers that you have arrived; shout out your bib number to wake them up.
  • It is vital that we record your race number at Steinke Basin!!!
  • Thank the volunteers even if they seem clueless and intoxicated.

Course Marking and other IMPORTANT STUFF!

  • 50M is marked PINK throughout. Think PINK!
  • 50K is PINK for the first 25 miles. The last 6 miles are WHITE for the 50K!
  • MARATHON is PINK for the first 20 miles. The last 6 miles are WHITE for the MARATHON!
  • The 50M/50M/26.2 will al Start after the big bright yellow thing makes it's appearance! No headlamps/flashlights required.
  • 50M cut-off: 6:30 PM. That's 13 hours!
  • 50K cut-off: You must be past Steinke Basin and on the last 6.2 (white) loop by 1:30 PM. If not past Steinke by 1:30, you'll be directed to the finish and given a DNF. (That's a 19.2 min/mile to get to Steinke.)
  • 50 Mile & 50K travel the same course for 25 miles; the Marathon course is similar with different turn-arounds on the 2 out & backs.
  • When you all return to Steinke Basin Aid:
    • 50M runners do the PINK loop again
    • 50K switches to the WHITE flags for their last 6 miles
    • Marathon also switches to the WHITE flags for their last 6 miles
  • The course is marked with stick flags; there are signs where I feel you might feel confused.
  • Stick flags of other colors are for other events. They intersect, coexist and depart your event. So remember what color you're following:
    • READ THE SIGNS!!!!
    • 50M stays on PINK the whole way: THINK PINK (no matter how much you stink)!
    • 50K/MARATHON will be told by Steinke Aid Staff to switch to WHITE for the last 6 miles.

Cut-Off Times / Pulled from Course

  • 50M cut-off: 6:30 PM. That's 13 hours! (15.5 min/mile pace)
  • 50K cut-off: You must be past Steinke Basin and on the last 6.2 (white) loop by 1:30 PM (19.2 min/mile pace to get to Steinke by 1:30). If not past Steinke by 1:30, you'll be directed to the finish and given a DNF.

50M Decision Point/Steinke Basin

  • If you arrive at Steinke Basin (at 25 miles) after 12:00 noon, you will be required to head to the finish and be scored in the 50K.
  • You can also elect to drop from the 50M to the 50K voluntarily at that point.
  • You must inform the volunteers you are doing that.

50M Pull times (on second loop in the park)

You will need to maintain a 15.5 min/mile pace to complete 50M in 13 hours.

  • Lake (30 miles) - 1:15
  • South Bluff (32 miles) - 1:45
  • Meadow (38 miles) - 3:20
  • Solum (42 miles) - 4:30