100M, 12-hour Day Run, 12-hour Night Run, 6-hour Day Run, Half Marathon
Saturday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 4th
Cool Staging Area
Auburn State Recreation Area, Cool Firehouse
for GPS, use intersection of HWY 49 and SR 193, or address 2966 State Hwy 49 Cool, Ca 95614
With the help of some of our best volunteers, we have adjusted the course again, to help break the monotony of multiple loops. The course now consists of a 13.7-mile loop and a 11.3-mile loop, upon which runners will alternate to achieve their given distance. Runners will start east on a 13.7-mile, counter-clockwise loop from Cool Firehouse, east to Pig Farm and Salt Creek, toward the river and back into Cool. Next, they will follow a 11.3-mile, clockwise loop from Cool Firehouse toward Northside School, to Knickerbocker, to the Rim Trail, past the radio towers, back to Northside School and Knickerbocker, and back to Cool.
There will be aid stations at approximately miles 4.5, 10.2, 13.7 (start/finish), 16.1, 18.75, 23.2, and 25 (start/finish), with additional water drops at miles 9 and 11. Runners electing to withdraw at an aid station will receive credit for distance completed to that aid station.
The course consists of single track and fire roads. GPS course map and elevation profile to be posted shortly.
Participants will be required to remain on the trails and within the course boundaries so as to not disturb the natural surroundings. Runners need be conscious of the terrain and exercise care in foot placement.
The average temperatures for the area are a high of 94 ⁰F and a low of 62 ⁰F, with no precipitation.
Aid stations will be stocked with Heed electrolyte drink, water, Hammer gels, and a variety of food and snacks. Drop bags will be available at the Start/Finish, Knickerbocker, and potentially one additional aid station (to be determined). Crews will not have access to the aid stations along the course–crew access will be available at the Start/Finish area only.
Runners electing to withdraw at the aid station will receive credit for distance completed to that aid station.
Many thanks to Hammer Nutrition for their generous support of this event. Please visit their site, www.hammernutrition.com, for more information about their products for performance, nutrition, and recovery.
Crews will be allowed but will have access to the runners from from the Start/Finish area only. There is no vehicular access to the aid stations along the loop.
Pacers will be allowed for the 100M runners, only, after completion of a total of four loops (at mile 50).
- Runners must wear their official race number on the front of their person, where it must be visible at all times.
- Each runner must complete the entire selected course under their own power in order to be eligible for a medal. Changes to a different distance are allowed provided they are communicated to an aid station as well as upon completion of the race. Any runner dropping to a lower distance is not eligible for placement awards.
- Each runner must carry all their own food, fluids and other supplies needed for use between aid stations.
- Runners may not accept aid from their support crew or any other source while on the course and in between aid stations and designated support locations, except in case of a medical emergency.
- Any entrant who is unable or does not desire to finish the race must continue to the nearest aid station. The runner must relinquish their race number to the aid station captain and state their decision to withdraw.
- Absolutely no littering. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the rights of everyone to enjoy them.
The best option for air travel is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), approximately 40 miles west of Auburn. Some airlines fly into Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), approximately 80 miles southwest of Auburn.
There is no host hotel for this event. Nearby lodging options within five miles of the race start are listed below. Additional options are available in Rocklin, Lincoln, and Roseville, ranging from 10-15 miles away. We suggest comparing rates on sites such as hotels.com or kayak.com, using zip code 95614 or the full start address.
Holiday Inn Auburn
120 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA, 95603
Motel 6 Auburn
1819 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA, 95603
Comfort Inn Central
1875 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA, 95603
13490 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA, 95603
All events start at 6am, with the exception of the 12-hour night run. 12-hour night run starts at 7pm.
Time guideline for the 100M is 33 hours. All runners completing the distance will receive a custom buckle. Those finishing in under 24:00 will receive a silver buckle. Winners earn a gold buckle. 33 hours is a guideline, only: ERT will not pull a runner, even after the 33-hour mark, provided the runner remains in good physical and mental condition.
There are no cutoff times per distance: we will not pull any runner off the course, provided the runner remains in good physical and mental condition.
12-hour and 6-hour race winners will be determined by the greatest distance completed in the given timeframe, rounded down to the last aid station the runner achieved prior to expiration of time.
All times are local time (Pacific Daylight Time) on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Through July 5th
- 100M: $155
- 12hr: $105
- 6hr: $80
- Half Marathon: $55
July 6th until midnight July 31st
- 100M: $165
- 12hr: $115
- 6hr: $90
- Half Marathon: $65
Registration is available exclusively on UltraSignup through midnight on Wednesday, July 31st. This event is limited to 100 runners, so register early! You must register no later than Monday, July 22nd in order to be guaranteed a shirt, your requested size, and finisher award.
Provided the event does not sell out, we will accept late registrations at Packet Pickup and race morning. Fees increase and additional $10 each distance, and shirts and sizes are not guaranteed.
Race Directors: ERT is happy to offer you free entry with reciprocal race entry. Please email us with your request.
Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for an ultra. And we have some of the best! Interested in volunteering? Email us. In additional to a sweet volunteer tee (you know you want one!), we thank you with free entry into any ERT race this year. And lots of hugs and kisses.
We need volunteers for the aid stations and for the Start/Finish area. Obviously, our need is heaviest Saturday, and as the different distances finish. You can assist for all or part of the day–just let us know when you are available.
Friday, August 2nd, 2013
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Auburn Running Company
833 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Packets will be available to pick up Race Day, at the Start/Finish Area, from 5:00-5:45am. However, please use this as a last resort, only.
Many thanks to Auburn Running Company for hosting our Packet Pickup!
All participants will receive a technical shirt and custom finisher award (upon completion of the event distance). Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race. 100M and Half Marathon winners will be determined by time to complete the distance; 12-hour and 6-hour winners will be those completing the farthest distance in the allotted time.
100M finishers will receive a custom buckle; 100M finishers in 24:00 or less will earn the special edition silver buckle. 100M winners are awarded the gold buckle.
Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for their chance to win one of the raffle prizes courtesy of ERT, its sponsors, and partners. The raffle will be held at the start of the event to ensure all participants are present.
Barbeque and a great food spread will be available for all runners after their race as well as throughout the event.
No more need to pay for parking!! ERT will be absorbing the cost of parking for the event. Each participant will receive a parking pass with their packet pickup materials; these passes may be given to family, friends, or other spectators; however, please note only one pass is available per runner, so carpool if you have a crew coming out.
All attendees and those with event passes must park inside the Knickerbocker gate (normally closed at the Cool Staging Area). After entering, all cars must turn around and park on the south side of the road, facing east, as if exiting.
Any spectators without a parking pass are still subject to pay the $10 entry fee for Auburn SRA, and must park in the parking lot closest to the fire station. Parking is not allowed in the trailer lot; cars will be ticketed by the rangers.
Many thanks to our sponsors for this event!
All spectators, crew, friends, and family are welcome to relax at the start/finish area and enjoy the atmosphere while cheering on their runners. Plenty of food and beverages will be provided for all. Snacks and pastries will be available in the morning, with full meal options later in the day. Donations from non-participants will be greatly appreciated and passed along to the designated charitable beneficiary.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so contact ERT today if you or your organization wishes to be represented at the festival.
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