We have kept the registrat at $50 since the beginning of the event. You will receive two tech fabric shirts and an amazing (and very cool) finisher medal. Pizza and beverage (beer for the over 21 crowd) party as you finish the race. Two Aid Stations along the 5 mile loop. Parking at the start/finish area (the logistics for our runners couldn';t be better). You can have your own food/drink etc at your car and stop there on every loop if you would like. Or you can put a drop bag at the main aid station and our aid station workers will help you as you come through the aid station.
About our event.......There is a football field at North Park. The field, used for local sporting events, is named to honor Lt. Joseph Charles Stone. Known as J.C. to his friends and family. J.C. enlisted to serve the USA in the Viet Nam War. He was a decorated Green Beret who gave his life for his country when the small village where he was engaged was overrun by the Viet Cong. His legacy is one of bravery. This run is in memory of J.C. and all the brave soldiers who have fought for our country.
The course starts at the North Park Boat House with a short loop, then proceeds to complete six 5-mile loops around scenic North Park Lake. Approximately 2.5 miles from the Boat House runners will pass Lt. J.C. Stone Field. This 5-mile loop has been the home to many exciting Ultras in the past. This course is the same course as the former GNC 50K/50Mile/100K race. UltraRunners from all over the country ran this course as for several years it was host to several National Championship Road Races. The course is awesome. Ths surface is an asphalt running path adjacent to the road. It follows the shoreline of North Park Lake. It will be very well marked and will have volunteers stationed along the course so that you can focus on running and leave the logistics to us. Challenging but very runable.
We consistently have several men and women listed in Ultrarunning Magazine';s fastest 50K times. I expect that we will again this year. We keep the course open for 7.5 hours (and have been known to stick around for a while if someone needs a little extra time to finish their Ultra!)
Event schedule and times
Friday, March 22, 2013. 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Check-in and Packet Pickup at my office.
9380 McKnight Road, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
RACE DAY. Saturday, March 23, 2013
Runners Check-in & Packet Pickupfor Late Arrivals from 6:00am - 7:30am
Pre-race Information Meeting @ 7:45am at the starting line (unless the weather forces us to hold the meeting indoors.)
ALL runners to the starting line @ 7:45am
Race Starts @8:00am SHARP. Over 7 Hours to finish.