For the safety of you
and your fellow runner, we must insist that you not wear both earbuds during this race. Why? Single-track trails are
narrow, and it makes it impossible to pass a slow MudderHumper "jamming to their tunes." In a word, it's RUDE.
You can however run with music with ONE EARBUD.
Rules for Passing Slower Runners & for Getting Passed:
When passing a slower runner
on a narrow section of trail, yell out, "on your left," and then wait for the person to move to the right, to pass
safely. If you have runners approaching from behind, please look for a spot to safely pull to the right, to let them pass.
Drop Bags (for 50K, only):
There are two locations for staging drop bags...at the
Main Aid Station (which is 2 blocks from the start/finish area), and at the Kimberly road aid station. There will be an
area set-up to put your drop bag(s) on prior to the race, that will go out to the appropriate aid stations. Special
Note: Please take your schtuff home! While I am very good at preparing for, and race-directing races, I really
suck at getting heavy, mud & sweat-soaked crap back to its rightful owner(s). Any drop bags left at the race will
probably be donated to "broke-as-heck" local trail-runners. They thank-you in advance!
Dropping-out of the Race:
Please personally let our timing person know, if you're dropping out of the race. We don't
want to muster a search party for you!
There will be hearty hot food waiting for you for after the event. There are also SHOWERS available!
Please bring your own towel and soap.
I wear trail-running shoes?
In a word: YES. Because of the sharp rocks, interesting terrain and various
other course oddities, Bad Ben highly recommends a trail-running shoe with appropriate foot protection, for this course. There
are trail-running shoes that might work well for you available where packet pickup will be located. They will have these
shoes, along with many various trail shoes in stock. If you choose to run in "normal" roadrunning shoes, please
Eating During the Race:
want to finish this hilly race without bonking bigtime, you should fuel your body during the race. Our aid stations
will be well-stocked with different kinds of carb-filled goodies and a few salty foods, too, along with offering water &
SUCCEED brand sports drink. Many non-ultra-runners would never think of eating "real food," during a race. Now is
the time to try-out this concept. For Gel Fanatics: there will be a limited amount of HAMMER gels available
at the Aid Stations, only. If you need gels elsewhere along the course, please buy and carry your own with you.
This is not a road race, so there won't be folks standing on some street corner pointing and saying: "this-a-way."
But our Trail Nerd races are very-well marked, as far as trail races go. The course route will be marked with pink flags and
ARROW signs and WRONG WAY signs. If you're an anal mileage person, please buy local...purchase and use a Garmin
product. And you can cuss at it, while being freaked-out for only moving at a 12-minute/mile pace through the hills.
Half Marathon Course (Garmin information)
|Half-Marathon Elevation Profile
50K Course (Garmin Information)
Before Late entry date: we refund 100% of the money paid minus $15 (handling fee), if requested.
+) After Late entry
date: No Refunds.
+) Shirts to those who register prior to late entry date.
+) No shirt size changes, period.
+) No guarantee
of a Shirt (or proper shirt size), if you register late.
+) We do not mail shirts before, during, or after the event.
Race Cancellation or Postponement
Trail races are very dependent upon
weather conditions, and the runners' safety is the most important concern. Also, trail damage may be incurred by
muddy conditions or persons diverting around downed trees. Severe weather may also shut down a race on race day, such
as: high winds, severe lightning, heavy rain.
A trail race may be postponed or cancelled by the following person(s):
an event is postponed and you can’t make the new date, you can receive a 10% discount toward any other event on our
same-year calendar. We will always strive to find a postponement date, but it is always dependent upon
the venue and the jurisdictions that we deal with.