Thursday, October 18, 2012
Race Day Information
There are no bathroom facilities and there is no electricity at the race start and finish location so plan accordingly. It is a remote location and there is not much that can be done about this.
Both races (50K and 25K) will begin at 8:00 am. There is an early start option for 50K at 7:00 for those who think they may take more than eight hours.
The sunrises at 7:39 am and sets at 5:39 pm. 50K runners should be back at the at the Pashubee TH by 1:30 pm and should be at the last aid station by 3:30. If you start early, this would give you nearly 10 1/2 hours to finish the course before dark. After 3:30, we will close the Kiamichi aid station and give a ride back to anyone left on the course.
If you decide to drop, let the race director or aid station know! We will be looking for you if you start the race and do not finish and leave without telling anyone. As most trail runners know, if this happens, search and rescue will be called and you will be responsible for the costs incurred looking for you while you are at home having a beer.
The first and third aid station at the Hwy 259 Trailhead will be fully stocked. The aid station on top of Winding Stair Mtn at Mile 8.8 will have limited aid. Gatorade, Water, some basic food. Aid Station back at Pashubee at mile 17.7 will be fully stocked as will the turnaround aid station. For the 50k, there will be another full aid station at the Horsethief Springs Picnic Area at mile 13.4. There will also be aid set out at mile 10 and 15.5 turnaround.
There will be a nice warm fire at the finish with potato soup, stew and chili. Cornbread and tons of other food and beverages and a big party at the finish that may go on into the night!
Posted by Mountain Trail Runner at 3:44 PM