Permanently marked 10.4 mile loop course with rolling hills entirely within Salt Fork State Park, including hiking and bridle trails. Course is marked with pink blazes and permanent wooden signs. Participants will complete a total of three (3) loops for the 50k distance. Over 4,000′ of elevation gain and 4,000′ of elevation loss over the 50K distance.
(This trail race takes place in December each year. Visit race website link below for details.)
Location: Ohio, United States
Geographic Area: Salt Fork State Park
Nearby City: Cambridge
Race Length: 50 km (31.1 mi)
4,000 feet (+129 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 4,000 feet (-129 ft/mi)
90% dirt trails, 0% dirt roads, 10% paved
Website URL: http://www.oneworldtrailrunning.org/bigfoot-50k/race-info/ (opens new window)
START and FINISH: Salt Fork State Park, Cambridge, OH
DATE: Saturday, December 1, 2012
TIME: 8:00am, course closes @ 4:00pm (8 hour limit – 15:27 pace). Must begin final lap before 1:15pm.
EARLY START: For those who need a little extra time (9 hour limit – 17:23 pace) there is an early start option. Meet at the flag pole outside the Lodge at 7:00am SHARP!! Race director will officially start the early option. You will need to have a flashlight or headlamp as it will be dark.
ONE WORLD 10 MILE TRAIL CHALLENGE: This is a great opportunity should you know someone who wants to participate the day of the Bigfoot 50K but who isn’t quite ready for the full 50K distance. Registration information.
WHAT YOU GET: 1/4 zip gender specific sweatshirt and post-race meal to all participants; finisher medal. You must complete the entire race within the 8 hour time limit to be awarded the finisher medal.
PACKET PICK-UP Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm or Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 7:00am to 7:30am, both at Salt Fork State Park Lodge – 4th Floor. Race packets will not be mailed.
COURSE INFO: Permanently marked 10.4 mile loop course with rolling hills entirely within Salt Fork State Park, including hiking and bridle trails. Course is marked with pink blazes and permanent wooden signs. Participants will complete a total of three (3) loops for the 50k distance. Over 4,000′ of elevation gain and 4,000′ of elevation loss over the 50K distance.
AID STATIONS: There will be a total of two (2) aid stations, one at the Start/Finish and one at the approximate 6 mile mark. Both aid stations will have water, pretzels, potato chips, cookies, candy, soda, and Hammer nutrition products. Hot items are weather dependent. In an effort to minimize paper waste, all participants are strongly encouraged to carry a water bottle. Runners may not accept any aid from anyone (crew, family, friend, moving vehicle, bicycle,) beyond 100’ of an Aid Station.
REST ROOMS: There are heated restrooms at both aid station locations. The first aid station is located at the second Showerhouse on Rd. 5 in the direction that you are running the course. The second aid station is located at the Lodge. Restrooms are located within the Lodge on the 4th Floor.
DROP BAGS: An area for drop bags is available at the Start/Finish near the flag pole. Bring your drop bags with you to the start of the race.
AWARDS: First 3 Male and Female Overall; First Male and Female Master; First Male and Female Grand Master. No duplicate awards.
REGISTRATION FEE: $55 until September 1; $65 until October 1; $75 until November 1; $90 thereafter (including packet pick-up if not sold out).
REFUND POLICY: No refund of entry fees once you are registered for the race.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Should the race be cancelled due to inclement weather or the course closed due to hazards entry fees will immediately be applied to the follow year’s race. Entry fees will not be refunded.
DEFERRAL POLICY: You may defer to the next year’s race. Deferrals must be declared by November 1 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A discount code will be provided for the following year’s race which will provide a 50% discount based on the current registration fee. Having the discount code does not guarantee entry into the race so early registration is recommended.
TRANSFER POLICY: Transfer of current year race entry is permitted if done by November 1. It is the responsibility of the registered runner to secure reimbursement from the individual which entry is being transferred. Once this is complete it will be necessary to email email@example.com so an entry transfer form can be sent to the runner who has accepted the transferred entry. Transferred entry registration fee is $35 and is payable by check or money order. If you are interested in a race transfer, please post at the One World Trail Running Facebook page.
DROPPING: Never drop out of the race by abandoing the course between aid stations and going “home.” If you must drop please report to an Aid Station or Finish Line. Runners who drop without reporting to an Aid Station or Finish Line will not be allowed to participate in future One World Trail Running races and/or events.
DISQUALIFICATION POLICY: The race cut off of 8 hours and the 15:27/mile pace on the course is strictly enforced. The aid stations close accordingly. If a runner is unable to keep the appropriate pace and is in danger of missing the 8 hour cut off they will be asked to remove themselves from the race. If a runner refuses to do so they will be immediately disqualified and will be on their own for all aid on the race course as well as the finish line should they choose to continue. This cut off is enforced for the safety of the runner as well as the rescue team who would need to search for runners on the course. An early start option is available for those who do not feel as if they can complete the course in the allotted time. If it is determined that any runner cuts the course in any fashion, whether intentional or not, they will immediately be disqualified from the race.
HUNTING DISCLAIMER: Deer hunting will be taking place the weekend of the Bigfoot 50K within Salt Fork State Park. We have carefully worked with the park staff to ensure the safety of the runners and that the entire race course is not in any area permitted for hunting. Although we do not anticipate any issues, it is recommended that you do not wear anything white during the race and are encouraged to wear bright colors, especially orange.
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Submitted On: 10/09/2012