Location/Course- Located in the heart of the Homochitto National Forest, in Meadville, MS lies the "Clear Springs Recreation Area" that boasts 50 miles of beautiful rolling singlrtrack trails. The rolling hills range from slow an long, to shorter steep climbs. The typical surface for the area is hard packed dirt, soft dirt, a few low lying damp areas, roots, and some great bridges. You will be running along ridges with beautiful views of valleys filled with pine and hardwood trees.
Local time: 8:44 AM
Aid Stations- There will be a number of "manned" and "unmanned" aid stations on the course with fluids (water, soft drinks, and Heed), ultra food, including HAMMER products.
Drop Bags- Drop bags are fine, but they need to be dropped off THE NIGHT BEFORE THE RACE WITH THE RACE DIRECTORS. YOUR NAME MUST BE PLAINLY LOCATED ON YOUR BAG.
Camping- There are plenty of primitive, improved, and rv camp sites within a quarter mile of the start/ finish area. PLEASE- reserve your camping spots early because early spring is a busy camping time in the National Forest. You can reserve a camping spiot by using the link below:
FORGE Racing- must reserve these spots. i am reserving plenty, so we all can fit and I will just collect a little coinage at the race to cover the cost. Sound good? :-)
The Start & Finish Area- will be in the camping area near the spring-fed Clear Springs Lake.
Click the link below for a google map of the Clear Springs/Homochitto National Forest Area:
Race Start Time
50 Miler & 50k - 6:30 AM
10 Miler - 8:00 AM
Packet Pick Up- Packet pick up is available the evening before the race & on race morning from and will be located at the FORGE Racing tent near the start/ finish area.
Post Race- The post race get together will be a great time of raffles, awards, food, beverages, homebrewed beer, and just general fun.