All runners will start and finish at the Pigeon Creek Ski Lodge. Runners will race on a 5k loop on the well groomed and scenic trails of Pigeon Creek. Elevation gain per loop is around 165 ft. One "bigger" steady climb with a big downhill per loop.
*We want to note that the park will still be open to the public during our event due to Ottawa County Parks regulations. We will have signage and the trails will be marked where runners will be running so that people will be well aware there is an event taking place, however we cannot legally instruct people to stay off the trails and out of the park. Please join us in showing respect and professionalism to all people at the park on race day! We take pride in "sharing our trails" and we ask that you do as well!
Myles the Ultra Bird is back in 2022 for the 5th year of the Ultra Bird Trail Races! The 2022 event will be held on Saturday OCT 22, 2022:
12HR, 6HR, 5k and 10k
START TIMES: 12HR 8:00AM
5K: 12:00 NOON
10K: 12:00 NOON.
All events finish at 8:00pm!
Prizes for top 3 males and females for all events!
12 & 6 Hour Rules
12 HR race starts at 8:00am
6 HR race starts at 2:00pm
Both races will end at 8:00PM
LAST LOOP RULE: If you come into the Start/Finish 15 Minutes before cut off (7:45PM), you may elect to go out for one (1) final loop. You MUST start your final loop AT or BEFORE 7:45PM! There are no bonus loops for this event.
DROPPING: You may drop AT ANY TIME. You do NOT need to run the whole amount of time that you have signed up for. That is the beauty of a "timed-ultra"!
Parking will be available on-site at Pigeon Creek County Park within walking distance of the start/finish. Address for Pigeon Creek Park: 12524 Stanton Street, West Olive, MI 49460
There will be an aid station at the start/finish as well as a place for "drop bags". We will have hydration, trail snacks/food (Pre-packaged), and amazing volunteers and staff to keep motivating you to the finish!
Bathrooms will be available at the start/finish.
There are many hotels and great places to stay within a 10-mile radius in beautiful Holland, MI!
RACE SWAG & Prizes
Runners may add an Ultra Bird T-shirt to their race order. (Shirts must be purchased by 10/12/2022 to be received at the event.)
All runners will receive a customer Pint Glass and an Egress Endurance Decal.
Pacers ARE allowed for the 12 and 6 hour events.
Pacers can be picked up at 4:00pm for both events till the Finish.
All pacers need to check in at the start/finish and sign a wavier before they start pacing their runner.
Packet Pick Up
Packet Pick Up will be Saturday, Oct. 22 located in the Start/Finish Lodge. Packet Pick Up will start at 7:15 AM and continue the remainder of the day. Please try and pick your bib up at least 10-minutes before the start of your event!
Our 2022 Charity Partner is: Gateway Mission. Check out and support their incredible work here: https://www.hopefoundhere.org/
Cancellation, Refunds and Bib-Transfers
This event will be held rain or shine! There are NO refunds for this event, you may however transfer your Bib to another runner or to another Egress Endurance Event. (Different in event price will not be refunded if any, and “balance” of event differences needs to be paid if transferring event is more expensive.) If a bib-transfer needs to take place please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
12&6 HR Requirements
All 12&6 HR runners will need to bring a head lamp.
Post Race Meal
This year, we will FINALLY have a catered, post-race meal for our runners to enjoy in the lodge. (This one will be good, we promise!)
Please do not hesitate to ask questions! You can email all questions to email@example.com
Local time: 7:04 AM
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