BISHOP HIGH SIERRA ULTRA-MARATHONS
Start: Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 6:00 AM (PDT)
Bishop , CA 93514
Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (PDT)
The race is run primarily on 4 wheel drive dirt fire roads. There is one very long hill, spectacular views of the nearby Eastern Sierras, the Buttermilk country, and the entire Owens valley. Conditions are dry, often hot in the afternoon, with high altitude, exposure and vertical gain. Runners need to be prepared to stay hydrated, with sun protection and shady hats. Frequent access to drop bags will enable runners to change clothing, shoes or pick up supplies.
Millpond is about 6 miles from Bishop, allow about 15 minutes driving time. Head west from Bishop on West Line Street. Right turn on Red Hill Road, then right on Ed Powers Road. Left on Sawmill Road, left at entrance to Millpond. Bear Left for parking lots and race start/finish area.
RACE PACKET PICK-UP, RUNNER CHECK-IN
Sage to Summit Running Store, 312 North Main Street, Bishop. Phone 760 872-1756. Store will be open on Friday May 18, from 10am to 8pm for check-in and packet pick-up. Meet Karen Schwartz, our knowledgable shoe fitter and purchase any of your last minute needs. Check out her website and see why we are so pleased to have her sponsorship.
Our usual fine pre-race dinner will be served at Whiskey Creek restaurant, 524 North Main Street, Bishop from 5pm - 7.30pm. We will have our traditional vegetarian lasagna, and a pasta with meat sauce dinner, with salad, dessert, cold drinks and FREE BEER! Bar service is available also.
RACE BRIEFING AND DOOR PRIZE DRAWING
Briefing starts at 6pm - details about the course, cut-off times, drop bags, race rules and all the other information you need to know. Door prizes will be drawn before race check in. Look for the notice board with lucky winner's names when checking in at Sage to Summit Store.
RACE MORNING PACKET PICKUP AND CHECK IN
If you are unable to collect your packet or check in on Friday night, we will be at the Millpond start area by 5am on Saturday morning to assist you. All runners - please be at the Start area by 5:45am, and check in again at the Gazebo. We need to know that you have started the race.
Drop bags, labelled with runner name, race number and location may be left at designated areas near the Start line on race morning. They will be returned to the Millpond after Aid Stations close. Please plan to return and collect them if you have left the Millpond earlier in the day.
100k runners may have a pacer from the Highway 168 Aid Station. This is located, oddly enough, on Highway 168 and Buttermilk, about 20 minutes drive from the Millpond. Pacers may also join their runner at Tungsten City aid station.
DROP BAG LOCATIONS
1. Buttermilk Road (all races) 2. Edison Loop (100k, 50 mile, 50k runners) 3. Intake 2 (100k, 50 mile runners) 4. Tungsten City (100 k runners only) 100k runners who might need lighting before Tungsten City aid station should have a flashlight or headlamp in the Buttermilk Road drop bag.
CUT OFF TIMES
100k race - 19 hours (1:00 am May 22) 50 mile, 50k and 20 mile Fun run - 15 hours. Edison Loop - 12.30pm (1st pass) Intake 2 (2nd pass) 4:15pm Buttermilk Road (2nd pass)7:00pm. Tungsten City (100k runners) 9:00pm
We plan to use electronic timing - more details as they become available.
Framed local scenic photographs to race winners. Hand made pottery coffee mugs to age group winners - 10 year spread. Matted scenic 5 x 7 photos for 2nd and 3rd place age group winners. Hand made pottery medallions for all finishers.
ACCOMMODATION AND CAMPING.
Check online for a very comprehensive list of Bishop motels.Campground information is also available. Brown's Millpond Campground has full hook-ups, grassy tent sites under the trees, a running creek, clean shower and restroom facilities, and is about 0.5 miles from the start line. Call 760 873-5342 for reservations and information.
For any registration related issues, please contact Active's Customer Support Team at email@example.com or 1-877-228-4881.
Listings for motels, campgrounds, visitor information, places of interest while in Bishop.
The 20th annual presentation sees the continuing interest in the 100k event. We have added a 6 mile out-and-back section at the 48.5 mile mark (Tungsten City aid station). There will be an additional Aid Station (Sage Summit) 4 miles further on, which will be used twice. Runners will take a numbered poker chip at the turn-around point, and prizes will be awarded if that number is selected. We plan to offer about 6 prizes at the finish line.The race is famous, and justly so, for the superb runner support offered, the well-marked and accurately measured trail, and friendly small town atmosphere.