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We’ll see you on the trail.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED LATER IN THE YEAR AS DETAILS ARE FINALIZED.
THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM LAST YEAR AND THERE COULD BE SOME CHANGES FOR 2023.
Links to the on-line and printed entry forms are below.
Links to past race results and photos are at the bottom of the page.
IF YOU ARE COMING, PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE so we will know how many people to prepare for.
The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 22. If you register, but later are unable to come, PLEASE CANCEL your registration as soon as you are aware. Failure to do so may result in some bad karma!
We are planning to chip time all three races. All chips must be returned when you are finished.
(You may run, walk, hop, skip, jump, or crawl for as long as you want within the time limit, and stop whenever you have had enough fun.)
Sunset Lake, Benton (see directions & and parking info below)
The 24 hour run will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 24.
The 6 and 12 hour runs will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 25.
Check-in will start 45 minutes prior to the start time of the event you are running.
The course will follow a one-mile paved loop around Sunset Lake
(The certification has expired but the certified distance was 1.015 miles and the course is unchanged.)
There will lighting on part of the trail loop after dark
but it is recommended that the 24 hour runners bring a flashlight or headlamp
unless they are comfortable running/walking in the dark.
None – Donations will be gladly accepted to help offset costs which include $290 pavilion rental plus food and drink. You can donate the day of the race or donate in advance via Venmo @salinestriders.
Please register in advance so we will have an idea of the number of people to prepare for and minimize race day computer entry as well as making it easier for the volunteers, especially Saturday morning since the 24 hour race will be going on during check-in for the 6 and 12 hour races.
Granted, if you pre-register and do not come, you will be out the entry fee, but since the fee is $0 you are only out the two minutes it takes to cancel! We encourage online registration which will actually be faster and better than using the form, but we have a link below to the print form. If you have registered and will not be coming you can let us know online, preferably by e-mail.
Entrants will receive a confirmation e-mail a few days before the race with further details and any additional pertinent information.
There will be a waiver for all participants to sign on race day.