FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Questions

A great race, naturally! O yea, all participants will receive unique schwag and awards for the finishers too.

You can register online at Ultra Signup.com, please see Registration page for full details. No mail in applications, sorry.

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age on race day to enter this event. Upper age limit determined by the oldest person awesome enough to take on the distance!
Run, walk, hop, skip or jump; as long as you reach the aid stations and cross that finish line under your own power within the time limit, we welcome all modes of bipedal forward progress! No bikes, jetpacks, pogo sticks, unicycles, all terrain Segways or Hoverounds.

Please see the Course Description page for the course maps for the 50 Mile and Marathon distance. Or you can just wing it and see how many additional miles you can find on the trails the day of the race, your call!

Partial refunds of 50% will be returned to registrants who notify race director prior to November 30th that they are dropping from the race. After this date, refunds will not be allowed. I know all too well that injuries are a part of long distance running events. Unfortunately, because of the costs associated with putting on the race, full refunds and last minute cancellations can’t be accommodated. Thank you for your understanding.
Pacers are not allowed on the course for the 50 mile distance. Pacemakers on the other hand are perfectly OK, as long as you are medically cleared for participation. If you are caught with a pacer it will result in automatic disqualification from the event. You are more than welcome to run the entire race with someone else that is a registered participant, however, outside pacing assistance will not be allowed.

Crew members and drop bags will be allowed at limited aid stations. Please see the Race Information page for more details.

Due to the terrain and runner safety we cannot allow strollers during the event.

To ensure the safety of all runners, pets are not allowed on the race course or at the start/finish area.

The use of headphones is discouraged, but allowed. If you do run with headphones, it is required that you keep one ear free to be able to hear safety vehicles, fellow participants, and course officials.
The race is scheduled, rain or shine, but course conditions and final say is up to the discretion of park authorities. In the event of rain, the course may be altered or the race cancelled for safety and trail conditions per the Race Director and/or park authorities.
No. There is a strict a no transfer and no defer policy.

Awards

Awards will be handed out as the top runners finish. Prizes will be awarded to the top-3 overall finishers, as well as the winners of the age groups. Please see the individual race pages for the age groups.

Winners must be present at the awards announcement to claim their prize.

Yes, the race will be timed and results will be available online the morning after the event.

Packet Pick Up

There are pre-race packet pickup options, please see the Race Information page for full details. You MUST show your photo ID to pick up your packet.

You may have a family member or friend pick up your packet, but they must have a copy of your photo ID.
There will be no race day registration. This event will sell out early!

General Race Information

Yes, there will be water stops along the course. Please see the Race Information page for exact locations of the water stops.

Performance drink and energy replacement options will be available on the course at the aid stations in addition to other edible treats.
  • 50 Mile Early Start – 5:30AM
  • 50 Mile – 6:30AM
  • Marathon – 7:30 AM
There sure is. Early starters must announce their intentions to start early to the Race Director via email prior to race day. Please email [email protected]

Participants opting for the early start will not be eligible for overall or age group prizes and will have their results posted separately.

Be sure to check the Aid Station Opening Times and be prepared to carry enough nutrition and hydration in the event you pass the first few aid stations before they open.

Participants wishing to use the SD50 as a qualifier for a future 100 mile event MUST start at the 6:30am time and finish under the 13 hour cutoff.

Sunrise on race day is 6:52AM. Whether you are starting in the early wave or the standard wave for the 50 Mile, you will probably need a headlamp for the start.

Sunset is scheduled for 5:04PM. If you will be running after 5PM, you MUST have a headlamp or flashlight to be allowed to continue. Aid Station volunteers will not allow you to continue running without a light source after 5PM. If you do not carry a headlamp from the start, be sure to have one in your drop bag at the Bing Crosby Aid Station.

All runners must be off the course by 7:30PM. This equates to a 13 hour time limit for 50 Mile runners starting in the standard time. Please see the Race Information page for all cutoff times.

Yes. We will have photographers on the course taking pictures.