2013 Registration, Races & Pricing
- 100 Mile: $84.99 – starts at 10 am Friday; 32 hour final cutoff at 6 pm Saturday
- 24 Hour: $84.99 – starts at 6 pm Friday
- 12 Hour Night Option: $64.99 - starts at 6 pm Friday
- 12 Hour Day Option: $64.99 – starts at 6 am Saturday
- 6 Hour: $54.99 – starts at 6 pm Friday
Registration is now closed.
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
10:00 am -6:00 pm – Packet pickup at The Pulse in Meridian, ID
- Friday, March 29, 2013
8:30 – 9:30 am – 100 Mile packet and bib # pickup at race start
9:30 am – 100 Mile Pre-race briefing at race start
10:00 am – 100 Mile race starts
3:00 – 5:3o pm – 6/12/24 Hour packet and bib # pickup at race start
5:30 pm – 6/12/24 Pre-Race Briefing at race start
6:00 pm – 6/12 Hour Night/24 Hour race start
11:00 pm – .3 mile short loop opens for 6 Hour runners
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
12:00 am – 6 Hour race ends
4:00 am-5:30 am – 12 Hour Day packet and bib # pickup at race start
5:00 am – .3 mile short loop opens for 12 Hour Night runners
5:30 am – 12 Hour Day pre-race briefing
5:00 pm – .3 mile short loop opens for 24 and 12 Hour Day runners
6:00 am – 12 Hour Day race start; 12 Hour Night race ends
6:00 pm – 100 mile race final cutoff (32 hours); 24 Hour & 12 Hour Day races end
6:30 pm – Awards presentation
- Essentially traffic free, mostly flat (~10 feet elev. change), non-paved surface
- Located within a scenic State Park
- Beautiful park location where non-running family members can take a walk and meet runners on the course or play with kids on the great play structure (see picture below).
- Start time allows local runners to come to the race after work on Friday and be home Saturday night with a full day of recovery before work on Monday.
- Saturday evening finish time allows families to enjoy the park on Saturday, be there for your finish, and enjoy a post-race dinner with you.
- 12 hour runners start at 6:00 am on Saturday, adding some fresh faces to the scenery as dawn breaks on the second 12 hours for 24-hour racers.
- The 100 mile race comes with a generous 32 hour cutoff to make it accessible to almost anyone with the desire to go 100 miles!
- Overall winners (male/female) in each timed race will also earn the title of Idaho State Champion.
Location, Park Entry, Parking
- Eagle Island State Park, 8 miles west of Boise, Idaho; 4000 W. Hatchery Rd., Eagle, ID 83616.
- Included in your entry fee is one free car pass to the park for use by you and/or your family or crew however you desire. Additional family or crew vehicles must pay the $5/car park entry fee or risk being ticketed. Volunteers and race staff gain free entry to the park on race day.
- The parking lot (with plenty of parking space) is directly adjacent to the course with easy access at any time during the race.
- Each runner is asked to furnish one volunteer to fill a minimum 4 hour shift during the race. Once you have registered, please have your designated volunteer fill out the form on the volunteer page so that we have all their information and can contact them with specifics about their volunteer spot. There is a spot on the form for volunteers to pick their own time frame. Thank you!
- If you are coming from out of town and cannot bring a volunteer, we will waive the volunteer requirement, as we do not want this to prevent you from signing up. Thank you!
- Choose your own number (1-900) and indicate when you sign up. Numerical only. No pi. You know who you are. If you choose a number over 900, you need to come with your own number already made. Re-using the reverse of an old race number works well for this purpose.
Crews & Pacer Rules
- Runners may have crew support every lap. There will be a covered area directly on the course with space to set up your crew and a personal aid station, if you should desire, although use of this area is not required.
- Pacers are not allowed. We want this to be an individual effort, although still fun! A friend or family member would be welcome to come out and do a few laps with you, and your family is welcome to greet you on the accessible areas of the course, as long as they are not impeding other runners. If someone is running with you, they should run with you for no longer than two hours total.
Aid and Food
- Food and aid (including medical assistance) will be available every 2.5 miles as you complete each lap. We will have a wide range of typical ultra food, and we are open to your suggestions and food requests.
- Unlike last year, we will not have a supplemental aid station in the middle of the loop.
- Medical and security staff will be present at HQ and patrolling the course at all times.
- Race headquarters resides in a covered pavilion with a heated medical area which will double as a personal aid/drop bag area.
- Restrooms are located immediately on the course at the headquarters. Depending on whether or not the park has de-winterized for the year, the restroom facilities may be portables; but we are hoping to gain access to the park’s established restrooms. We will not know this until the week of the race.
- Through the genius and generosity of our local timing guru Rich Marion, we will again be providing chip timing and electronic lap counting.
- The timing chip will be attached to your bib # and must be worn on your person on the front, outer layer of clothing at ALL TIMES. We are not responsible for laps not counted because you changed your clothes and forgot to move your bib over or some other similar scenario.
- The course is certified in two loops: the main loop (Certification Code: ID13001DCR, exp. 12/31/2023) is 2.5 miles (yes, exactly). The “finishing” loop (Certification Code: ID12003DCR, exp. 12/31/2022) is .30041 miles on a separate asphalt loop around the waterslide area.
- The course will be well-marked with flagging and stakes to ensure that everyone is running the proper certified distance.
Leaving the Course
- Once the race has started, we ask that you not leave the park venue if you plan to continue racing. If you leave the park, we will assume you have gone home and that your race is over. If you need to leave the park for some reason, PLEASE check out with the race director on duty at the time.
- If you plan to take a break from the race and not start your next loop right away – for more than about 20 minutes or the duration of a normal aid station stop – we ask that as a courtesy you check out and then back in with the timing personnel/lap counters. If you are checked out for more than two hours, we will assume that you are done and will end your race at that point, giving you credit for miles run up to the point you checked out.
- If you leave the course, you must re-enter at the exact point where you left. To assist us, please tell the race director if you are leaving for good, or if you are leaving for an extended period with the intention of returning.
Ending the Race
- One hour from the end of each timed race, timed event runners will be given the option of running a .3 mile certified loop on asphalt around the waterslide/lake area in order to accumulate as many miles as possible. This option is not available for 100 mile event runners, who must finish the 40 full laps before 6:00 pm on Saturday.
- Whether running the 2.5 mile loop or .3 mile ending loop when the race ends, ONLY FULL LAPS will count. If you have not crossed the start/finish timing mat by the time the final air horn sounds, the lap you were on will not count.
- Please do not impede other runners by running more than two abreast on the narrower sections of trail.
- Bicycles (by use of anyone other than people not associated with the race or race security volunteers) are not permitted.
- Dogs (by use of anyone other than people not associated with the race) are not permitted.
- Every 2.5 miles, you will have access to bathroom facilities. This is a short enough span to not have to use the bushes for any business other than urinating. If you are found to be pooping anywhere other than in the restroom, you may be subject to immediate disqualification. Yes, we really had to say that.
- Littering on the course will subject you to disqualification.
- Whether runners are moving fast or slow, all runners are trying for their best performances. Thus, there is no need to move out of the way for someone who may want to pass. Faster runners should generally assume that they will have to pass slower runners on the outside. The only exception is runners who are running together in groups. Registered runners may run together, of course, but if there are more than two abreast (or if you are walking very slowly), please move to the outside of the trail to let other runners get by. This will ensure safety and a right of way for everyone.
- Race Changes Before Race Day: You may change distances up to race day by emailing the Race Director. If you are changing from a longer race to a shorter one, there will be no fee reimbursement. If you want to go from a cheaper race to a more expensive race, please send the difference to Pickled Feet, 1024 Holland Ave, Nampa, ID 83651.
- 100 Mile to 24 Hour: If you are entered in the 100 mile at the beginning of the race and do not complete 100 miles by the 32 hour deadline, you will be considered a DNF. 100 mile runners will not be allowed to ‘drop’ to the 24 hour. If you are not sure you can finish 100 miles, you are better off signing up for the 24 hour race, where at least you will get credit for miles logged, no matter how many. Obviously, if you are a 24 Hour runner, you may not change to the 100 mile after the Friday 10:00 AM 100-mile start time.
- Drops to Shorter Races: Similarly, once the race has begun, 24 Hour runners may not drop to the 12 Hour or 6 Hour, and 12 Hour runners may not drop to the 6 Hour. You must remain in the race you started at the time the gun goes off.
- Changes to Longer Races: The only possible exception to the ‘no race change during the race’ rule would be 6 Hour runners could potentially want to bump up to the 12 Hour Night race or the 24 Hour race, which both have the same start times as the 6 Hour; OR 12 Hour Night runners might want to bump up to the 24 Hour. This is not encouraged, but maybe you will be having a rockstar day and we don’t want to stop you. This rule is not intended to be an endorsement of indecision and is to only be used for exceptions. You have to have the difference for the race fee in CASH on hand in order to change races and then notify the RD on the spot BEFORE midnight or 6:00 am when the next race starts. Make sense? If it doesn’t, dont’ do it.
- Your race number must be visible on the front of you on your outer layer of clothing at all times during the race. Your chip will be attached to your bib number, and if you are not wearing it, your laps will not be counted properly by the timing system.
- No pain medication will be distributed by any race staff, including the medical personnel.
- Headphones/Mp3 players are not banned with the usual caution to be aware of your surroundings, regardless.
- Barefoot running is not banned.
- If you signed up for the 100 mile race and do not finish 100 miles in less than 32 hours, you will receive a result of DNF. You may not drop to the 24 Hour.
- Flashlights or headlamps are required!! The course is not lit at night. Check out the moon phases calendar to see the status of the moon on race day.
- If you would like to change directions in which you run the loop, that is fine. Changing directions of the loop will give your mind a nice break. We will have course monitors on the course and at the junction at any given time, so we’ll know if you are trying to cheat the system. Just don’t do it.
- The race directors have the final say in any ruling.
- In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the ongoing scoring of the event or creates a racing environment that is deemed too dangerous for the participants, the race director may call the race as of a certain time. Final results will be calculated based on each runner’s placement at the call time as determined by that runner’s last completed lap. This rule is intended to be a last resort, in the direst situations, when no other means is available to continue scoring the event or when the potential for serious harm or loss of life becomes imminent.
- If you are seriously struggling at any point in the race, the race medical personnel will be asked to evaluate you, and it will be the final call of the race director if you will be allowed to continue. These decisions will be made with both safety and your desire to finish in mind.
Awards & Distance Achievement
- All race participants will get a finisher’s prize. The nice thing about a timed event is that there are no DNFs!
- Overall winners (top 3 men/top 3 women) for each race will receive prizes. Overall man and woman will also be crowned Idaho State Champion.
- Runners who achieve certain mileage milestones will also receive a special award, which will be personalized and sent to the participant after the race.
-Milestones for the 6 Hour race are: 20M, 50K , 50M
-Milestones for the 12 Hour race are: 50K, 50M, 100K
-Milestones for the 24 Hour race are: 50K, 100K, 100M
- There will be no age group awards.
Post Race Meal
- Nice food will be served throughout the race, but the “main meal” for the race will arrive for consumption around 4:00 PM on Saturday afternoon. This meal will be available to runners and volunteers. If you are not a runner or volunteer, we ask that you please contribute a couple bucks to our donation jar if you decide to eat. If you are an early finishing 100 miler, plan on eating our awesome aid station food and sticking around for the main food to arrive. If you are a 6 Hour or 12 Hour Night runner, you are welcome to come back Saturday afternoon for the awards and food.
Weather, Moon, Day Length
- Conditions are unpredictable at the end of March in Idaho. It could be warm and dry or wet and cool. Check the forecast and come prepared.
- Sections of the course could be muddy if weather includes heavy rain.
- Check the long range weather forecast.
- Moon phases calendar.
Families can play with kids on the play area or take a walk around the park while you are running.
Family could cheer you on at the trailhead by the old dairy buildings on the east side of the course.