135M to the House

September 26th, 2015135M to the House

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.

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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 ultrarunnerdavid@gmail.com



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.

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Bakersfield Weather
Sunrise 06:52am
Sunset 06:51pm
Sunrise 06:53am
Sunset 06:50pm



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:



Participants traveling by air will arrive at Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, CA.



Until September 25th, 2015 at 11:59pm:

Team $1000
Solo $500


**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  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.






Teams and runners will get their shirts, packet, and awards at the finish of the race.

Solo Runner Meeting
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Ronald McDonald House Bakersfield
420 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301



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  and  no later than Friday before the race.



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