OCTOBER 12th 2019
we have sold out in all distances head to ultra signup to get on the wait list. We could still use some volunteers. If you know anyone willing to hand out some water, snacks and high fives. Please have them check out our volunteer section. Would love to have them out there!.
10.48 miles of trail fun
10 mile loop on trail. Starting at the most Northern point of the Pine Barrens Long Island Greenbelt Trail. The racers will run on a section of the greenbelt trail which is well maintained, with some technical spots and soft sand. Some rolling hills and a slight elevation change around the 8th mile of each loop.
There are two road crossings, both will be monitored by a volunteer. We\’re going to ask crew members to please refrain from meeting your runners at the crossings. There isn\’t much room on the shoulders and we don\’t want anyone to get hurt.
North Country – Start/Finish
Whiskey Girl – about 5.6 into each loop
At New Country runners can leave a drop bag at the start with anything needed for the race, we will have shelter there. Crew can access this point.
Whiskey Girl has a larger parking lot along with roadside parking, where crew members can see their runners here. We will also provide drop bag service for any runner who needs their “special items” here.
Both aid stations will be well stocked with water, Tailwind, Gels and tasty treats, sandwiches, baked items and the hot foods for late night hours.
Crews and Pacers
We WILL allow pacers though we ask that as a pacer, you limit your intake of the food at our aid stations. Pacers will be allowed after 12 hours race time. The reason we\’re going with a time, is because we feel that being a looped 10 mile course with so much support there is actually little to no need for a pacer. THOUGH, with the road crossings and wanting to have as many first time 100s out there as possible, we know it\’s a great thing for some. So we don\’t mind it, but we want to see you get as much of it done on your own as you can.
Crews will also be able to meet you at a few locations through the course. We\’d like to keep them to the two aid stations. Both of easily accessible
If you need to DNF at any point, you must notify race staff. We want to make sure everyone is safe and accounted for all weekend. Warning: we will make every attempt to encourage you to continue, with love.
COURSE CUT OFF
All races have a cut off of Oct 13th at NOON. You must be out on your last loop by 9am and runners must reach the Whiskey Girl aid station by on 10 :30 Sunday Oct 13th to finish on time
DROP DOWN/CHANGING DISTANCE
You have until the moment your race goes off to change intended distance. Once you start your race, that is the distance you must complete in order to get anything other than a DNF. Course is very well supported and with such generous course cut offs, you can do it!
- Course Description
- Directions and Lodging
- Crew Access
- Race Day Timeline
- Course Map
You’ll be running on some of the nicest trails the the Long Island Greenbelt has to offer. The course is set up as a loop, with a little less than .4 mile of an out and back to get you to the Whiskey Girl Aid Station. You\’ll be following the white/blue trail all the way south to aid and then come back on the red. Pretty easy. There will be pink survey tape markings 100% of the time. So you can just stick with those.
First – each loop is 10.4 miles ( roughly) which means something REALLY cool. YOU have a chance at not only running 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 WHOLE marathons in a ROW, yeah that\’s right one right after the other. That\’s something pretty awesome.
Second – The course is pretty flat. Even by Long Island standards there aren\’t a LOT of hills. Though there are a few and you\’ll be running over them 10 times, so it\’s still not easy. Please don\’t let the course being flat fool you. This is NOT an easy 100 miler. There are a lot of twists and turns, it\’s fun and exciting, but don\’t think you\’re just going to wing it. Last year we had over a 60% DNF rate in the 100m option alone!
Third – The terrain! Again, it\’s Long Island so there isn\’t a lot of different surfaces you can run on around here. Though, it\’s beautiful. You\’ll be running through some Pine Barrens, some access paths, and some beautiful areas really. 99% trail. You have to cross 1 road twice. So in short, a lot of loose dirt, some minor roots, and a bunch of pine needles.
Strava Link – https://www.strava.com/segments/8324132