When & Where?
"Now bid me run, And I will strive with things impossible." -Julius Caesar
Test your mental and physical fortitude on the "backyard" 1.2 mile course through botanical gardens, nature center, and city park. The course includes a combination of paved path, sidewalk, and trail with exceptional views of Grizzly Peak and the Siskiyous. Run for 3, 6, 12, or 18 hours!
Saturday, April 23, 2022
North Mountain Park
12-Hour and 18-Hour races start at 5:30am. 6-Hour and 3-Hour races start at 11:30am.
What is the race schedule?
Packet pickup is Friday, April 22 from 3-6pm at The Growler Guys in downtown Ashland. There will not be a pick-up on raceday. There will be a pre-race briefing 5-minutes prior to start, at the start line.
What is the course?
The route consists of a 1.2 mile loop that includes ~100' of gain and loss. Follow the bike path through the park to the nature center, take the sidewalk along Mountain Ave. for a few hundred feet and then take the trails along Bear Creek through the nature area. Back on the bike path climbing the hill and across the bridge back to the sidewalk along Mountain Avenue to the start. After 3 hours you change directions, and change back every 3 hours. A sample of the course can be viewed at https://www.strava.com/segments/30767023
What is the swag?
As in "stuff we all get". Everyone who completes at least 1 lap will receive a glass and medal. At packet pickup runners will receive a bag of goodies that includes useful swag and a custom cap from Flow Factory. Shirts and other items are available as add-ons.
Top 3 males and top 3 females in each race will receive awards, as well as top runner in each age group.
Aid Stations & Personal Tents
There is one aid station, located near the start/finish area. During the day it will offer usual ultra foods. At night it will also offer hot soups/meals and hot drinks. Hammer Heed will be available.
Runners may purchase a spot to set-up a personal tent/aid station in the start/finish area. These spots are $10 each and will be marked out (sorry no camping the night before).
What else should I know?
*It gets dark at night and there are no lights in the woods. Please bring a headlamp for 12 and 18 hour runs.
Local time: 12:36 PM
*It's April in southern Oregon, so expect hot, wet, snow, rain, wind, and sun. Seriously though- be prepared for rain and cool night temps as well as sun and hot day temps.
*Switch directions after you finish your first lap after the switch time (ie. don't change directions mid-lap).
*Winners are calculated by the number of laps started within the time, that are completed.
*As long as you complete 1 lap, you will not receive a DNF.
*Runners must check-out with race officials if they decide to drop early.
*There are restrooms at the start/finish area.