Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Course Information and Registered Runner Packet

 


Race Packet PDF (Link to be added in March)
Hello runners! Please let me first start out by thanking each of you for deciding to run this race. The volunteers are so excited to have you all come and see the great Mohican State Park. This race has donated over $15,000 including the Galion Girls Softball Program, YMCA,  Mohican Trails Club, Race 362 and The Rock Foundation as well as helped out a local injured runner.

Runners will have packet pick up option at the Mohican adventures Campground on Friday April 10th from 5pm to 8pm. Those who picked up their packet early will only need to check in at a separate table race day morning. We have to know who is starting the race.

We will also have packet pick up starting at 6:00 am on race day at the race start finish line on 4/11 (25k and 50k) and 4/12 (13.1 mile race).
 
The last date that a person may drop from the 50k to the 25k distance is March 21st. After that date no additional drops will be permitted. As stated no refunds or transfers.

For 25k and 50k Aid Stations will have: COKE (2 liters) Mt Dew, Pepsi, WATER, HEED, V-8 (46 oz) PB&J, CORN CHIPS, PRETZELS (big bag:small/salt) RAISINS 1.5 oz pks Reeses Pieces big bag M & M'S plain big bag SALTINES WATERMELON seedless BANANAS (cases) ORANGES (case) SALT (SHAKERS) FIG NEWTONS (l lb) Comes in 2lb pk CHOC CHIP (48 sleeves IGA Brand) PayDay Candy Bar ICE  POTATOES CHIP REGULAR/SALTY  Salt & Vinegar Pringles  MEDICAL SUPPLIES: IBUPROFEN (bottles) VASELINE TUMS (roll) BAND AIDS Variety Pack. Want anything more plan on it like Gel packets S-caps or E-Caps bring what you need! No Drop bags...

13.1 miler will have water and energy drink and some food at the finish line like fruits, chips, and pop.
There will be showers for runners after the race so bring your shower gear.
We will once again have food and drink available after the race for all of you runners after the 25k and 50k race. The volunteers are working hard on this for you!
 
The start and finish will be at Mohican Adventures. http://www.mohicancanoe.com/ Please note that they do have fully furnished cabins with hot tubs available. Some of the cabins have room for 10 12 people. With a hot tub. HELLO! GROUP UP! They also have smaller cabins. Please check their web site out. It should be noted that the Mohican lodge and Conference Center also has deals for the runners. So check for best rates available.

Parking will be just north and adjacent to the Mohican Adventures Campground. The parking location is at Fuller Road or Twp Hwy 3044. This is the same location where the Mohican 100 starts and finishes at and parking lot. 

Spectators:  (Watch for runners and drive super slow) If you hike any trails at certain areas make sure to give way to the runners. The Park Ranger will ticket speeders. Stay away from the covered bridge aid station area. Do not park at the covered bridge and or the fire tower. Runner will be DQ'd if you violate this. I have been yelled at by the Park Rangers and Threatened to loose our race permit. This is your warning. See maps for notes to spectators. Do not park at the juvenile place this year. They have clients now and you will not wont to have a surprise guest in your car. Just do not plan on going to the fire tower!

Rule: Littering and speeding laws will be enforced. I was asked to make sure you knew!!

Lead runners have right a way on out and back section(s). Slower runner move off the trail to your right when a return runner approaches. 

Course Markings: All course marking will be on your right on the direction you are going. Out and back sections markings for return runners will mirror the other and placed on the right as well.

50K Runners will start at 7:30 am and follow the Yellow Flags to the Fire Tower. From the Fire tower the 50K runners will follow the Orange Flags to Rock Point, South Park and then back towards the Fire Tower. You will note on the map, you will intersect a previous run trail at the top of the Big Ass Hill area, initial hill climbs 2 miles into the start of the race. At that point the flags will go back to yellow (I will have a sign to remind you) and you will follow yellow flags the rest of the race to the finish line. (Note: Colors on the current map are used just for viewing)

25K runners will start at 8:00 am and will follow the Yellow Flags from the Start of the Race to the Finish.

13.1 mile runners. You will follow the Yellow Flags. See race map for more detail.

The aid station staff will make sure your on the right trail and any intersecting flags will be removed by our staff before you return back to that area so you will see only one set of flags except out and back sections. Do not over think it. Just follow your flags on your right, signs and look for soft ball field markings on the ground. Trust me, this course is always known for being excellent marked.

The course color coded utility flags will be every 1/10th of a mile and every 5 ft at turns.

This sign will take you to the parking and an Orange Strobe/Flashing light. Do not enter campgrounds to find parking. Parking will be just north and adjacent to the Mohican Adventures Campground. The parking location is at Fuller Road or Twp Hwy 3044. This is the same location where the Mohican 100 starts and finishes at and parking lot.  Race Postpone due to extreme rain or lightning will be time delayed or moved to a different date. 50k and 25k will first try to be moved to the 12th or April then each weekend thereafter until conditions improve. No refunds will be given if you are not able to attend the rescheduled date.

Email me if you have any questions: Rob1770@msn.com