50k early start: 7 am
50k: 8 am
25k: 9 am
10k: 9:15 am
Surface: A mix of logging roads, gravel, roads, and sweet single track.
Location: McMinnville, OR (Metsker Park)
Directions: From Hwy 99W in McMinnville, turn west onto Baker Creek Road at the Baker Creek Road/Evans Street intersection. Continue on Baker Creek Road through intersection with Baker Street. From the corner of Baker Street and Baker Creek Road, travel west 9.2 miles. The park is located past Rainbow Lodge on a gravel road to the right just past the lodge parking lot.
10k-No aid on course.
25k-Aid at Mile 8ish, 12ish
50k-Aid at Mile 8ish, 12ish, and 15.5 (start/finish line.). 2nd lap: 23ish and 27ish.
**All aid stations are water only.
Entry Fee: This is a Fundraiser for the McMinnville High School Team Cross Country Team. I encourage you to donate. Our committee and fellow runners have put a lot of time and energy into developing and creating this race over the last two months.
Awards: All 50k Finishers will receive a Mac Ass commemorative camouflage mesh hat. All others runners can purchase one on race day for $15.00.
Snow and the Course
Snow: Due to the current snowpack and the threat of more snow next week, we have had to modify our course. The 50k will now run 2 loops of the 25k course. I apologize for this, but we feel it is in the best interest of everyone to do this. On a brighter note it will provide the addition of another aid station, as well as a trip past the Finish Line in case anyone wants to bail. We kept the integrity of the original course in terms of hill climbs and there is approximately 3,350 ft. of gain for the 25k and about 6,900 ft. for the 50k.
Check-in and Finish Line
Check-in: Please remember to check-in at the Registration table, regardless of whether you have signed up on Facebook or Ultra Signup. I need to know who is out on the course.
Early Start: There will be an early start for the 50k at 7am.
Finish Line: Even though it is a Fat Ass, I will have a true Finish Line and will be recording your times. Why not?
Food and Beverages
Food: This is potluck style bring a dish or a dessert. Coffee, water, hot water, tea and hot chocolate will be provided at Finish Line. The potluck will be underneath a covered area with heaters as well for you that fear the elements. Bring a change of warm clothes. For you brave souls, there is a lake to wash off in.
Weather: Be prepared for rain and possibly snow in spots, especially in the 25 and 50k. It will be cold, wet, and muddy in places. There is snow on the course now.