135M to the House
September 27th, 2014
Bakersfield, CA to Madera, CA
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We will limit this race to 20 solo runners and 20 teams.
On Sept 27th-28th 2014 we are happy to be hosting the 135 mile Bakersfield to Central Valley Ronald McDonald House Benefit Relay & Ultra Marathon. This event was started last year when Ed Ettinghausen, Rudy Montoya, Leigh Moser, and David Thull ran the route from Bakersfield to Madera and raised almost $10,000.00 for the Bakersfield and Central Valley Ronald McDonald House.
The journey was so much fun they want to do it again…so come and join us!
We would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to raise money for the Bakersfield and Central Valley Ronald McDonald House.
We have two exciting options for this years event. You can run the entire distance solo or put together a 4-8 person relay team.
Relay Teams: The relay teams will consist of 4-8 runners. We are asking that on top of the race entry that the teams all fundraise $500.00 for the Ronald McDonald House. If for some reason you can not meet the fundraising goal you can put in volunteer hours at a Ronald McDonald House in your area.
The relay teams will have a staggered start time. The slower teams will start earlier than the faster teams. Our goal is to have all the relay teams finish by Sunday Sept the 28th at 2:00pm. Please do your best at estimating an honest finishing time.
135 mile solo runners: We are asking that you fundraise $150.00 on top of your entry fee. If you can not meet this fundraising goal you can put in volunteer hours at your local Ronald McDonald House. Anyone interested in running the 135 mile distance will also need to have completed a 100 mile event in the last 12 months. Pacers will be allowed after mile 50.
*For information on volunteering at your local Ronald McDonald House please email David at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 135 mile route will take you from Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House, located by the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, and will take you to the Central Valley Ronald McDonald House located by Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.
The run is a road event and is flat. We will pass through the towns of Bakersfield, Delano, Visalia, Kingsburg, Clovis, Fresno, and will end in Madera.
Printable and downloadable maps are available on the MapMyRun Elemental Running page. We suggest you add the MapMyRun application to your smart phone, print a map, or add the .gpx file to your Garmin.135M
This will be a crew/team supported race. Each runner/team will be allowed ONE vehicle to use as a crew/team vehicle.
Along with the standard rules the following rules will apply and be enforced rigorously:
- All runners, crew, and participants must wear a reflective vest and a headlamp at all times from 06:00pm until 07:00am.
- We prefer you wear light colored clothing at night. A flasher on the runner is also preferred.
- All runners will run against traffic.
- Runners will not run in the traffic lane.
- Vehicles must be parked ALL THE WAY off the road and cannot block a traffic lane. Be smart about your vehicle placement.
- Vehicles will have one magnet on the back or drivers side with the team name or runner name to be visible for the race direction team.
- DO NOT block any windows on the vehicle will signs or writing.
- Bibs must be worn on the front of the runner at all times. Each runner on a team will receive a bib for identification.
Participants traveling by air will arrive at Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, CA.
Until September 25th, 2014 at 11:59pm:
**You must register by Sunday 09/14/2014 in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size!**
Race Directors: Elemental Running is happy to offer you free entry with reciprocal race entry. Please email us with your request.
Elemental Running is owned and operated by Veterans so we appreciate the service to country. If you are a veteran please contact us and we will be happy to extend you a discount.
Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especia/lly for trail races. We have some of the best volunteers and we are always looking for some more.
Volunteers earn entry to an Elemental Running race of equal or lesser distance.Volunteer
RACE START AND TIME LIMITS
- All solo runners will start at 5:00am on Saturday 09/27/2014
- The teams will start a staggered start to best finish by 2:00pm on Sunday 09/28/2014. Please be honest and as accurate as you can be so we can get as many teams to finish around 2:00pm at the House.
- Course cutoff will be 36 hours or 5:00pm on Sunday 09/28/2014
PACKET PICK-UP and MANDATORY MEETING
Friday, September 26th, 2014
All participants will receive a technical shirt and a finisher medal (upon completion of the registered event). Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers and top team. Solo finishers will also receive a belt buckle at the completion of the race.
Winners must be present to receive all finisher awards and raffle prizes. No awards or prizes will be mailed.
Final runner instructions will be given ten (10) minutes prior to the race start. Runners are responsible for hearing all instructions, checking the website for updates, and reviewing the participant instructions email that will be sent and posted on Facebook and Twitter no later than Friday before the race.