The 50 mile course consists of two loops of the entire 25 mile "butterfly" course, which has the 13.5 mile wing and the 11.5 mile wing. Each runner will pass thru the area a total of 4 times, so crew, family, and support have plenty of access. There is approximately 8,000 feet of total elevation gain.
The 25 mile course consists of a single loop of the entire 25 mile "butterfly" course, which has the 13.5 mile wing and the 11.5 mile wing. Each runner will pass thru the area a total of 2 times, so crew, family, and support have plenty of access. There is approximately 4,000 feet of total elevation gain.
Each wing begins and ends at the Cool Staging Area, gate #155. 50 mile participants are able to bring and set up popups, etc to set up their own personal aid station along the parking on "Haul Road." This is where meals will be served to runners and their pacers. A drop bag can be brought to the Knickerbocker Aid Station as well. Unless you are "The FLASH!" and will be completing the 100 mile and 100 kilometers before sunset, be aware of your lighting needs. We recommend leaving an additional light and batteries in your dropbag at the Knickerbocker Aid Station. Do NOT be fooled by this course, and while the 11.5 mile portion doesn't have the steep climbs of the 13.5 mile part, it has it's own challenges.
The race starts at 7:00 AM on Saturday August 10, 2019. The start/finish line is located just inside Gate #155 in the Cool Staging Area. Runners need to start the last 25 M by 8 AM on Sunday. The sweepers will
start at 8 AM Sunday. The last 11.5 M loop must be started by 12:45 PM on Sunday. The final cutoff time is 5:00 PM on Sunday August 11, 2019. The final cutoff time is 5:00 PM on Sunday August 11, 2019. Pacers are allowed after 50 miles or at nightfall. All pacers will join or change at the start area only. If you have any special needs that require a pacer, please contact Martin to make arrangements. Drop Bags (not suitcases) are allowed at the start area and at the Knickerbocker Aid Station. There will be limited crew access to runners at the Knickerbocker Aid Station as well.