Bring your own water bottle/Camel Back/water belt. We will provide coolers for you to refill them, but you must provide the container.
Due to the course having intersections, we plan to use this to give you more aid stations. Here is an idea where to expect the aid stations.
5 Points will serve as an intersection check point/Aid Station. (You will pass this twice within 2-3 miles)
Start/Finish Check Point/Aid Station
Registration - Transfers - Deferrals
Registration is online only through Ultrasignup.com except for sponsor slots or manually entered entries by the organizers. Transfers are not allowed. Allowing someone to run with your bib is also not allowed and if caught will result in DQ. Please do not do this. The last thing we want to do is DQ anyone. Deferrals are generally not allowed. However, will be reviewed on a case by case basis and will be ruled on appropriately.
Bonita Lakes Park is a beautiful place. We are very proud to host this event there. So please do not throw GU packs, bottles, food wrappers or really anything on the ground at any point in the race. If you are caught littering on the trail, you will be DQ'd. Also, interfering with another runner will result in immediate DQ and removal from race. Also, profanity on the trail or yelling at volunteers will not be tolerated. If there is an issue we need to be aware of, please, make us aware of it ASAP.
For the 50K the race will consist of 4 loops. At 3 pm, (9 hours into the race) if you have not passed the main checkpoint at the Start/Finish to begin your 4 loop, we will ask you to stop upon completing your 3rd lap. We will need time to pull the checkpoints off the trails and make sure all participants have finished. Plus we have to have time to pack up and be out of the park before it closes at 10 pm.
What can I expect at Check Point or Aid Station?
Water, cot, a snack or two and radio to call for you a ride if needed. We do not keep any medication over, under or behind the counter. So if you need your meds or some pain relievers. BYO.
Gotta have my tunes
Sorry. You're not allowed to in this race. No headphones. Trust me, you'll be wanting to focus on your footing and moving out of the way of other runners. For us, it's strictly a safety issue. Sorry about that.
Runners who use a pacer are not eligible for awards. However, you would still receive a finisher Medal for your event. If you place in the top 3 males or females or are likely to win masters or grand masters, no pacing is allowed. We won't DQ you, but you will not be eligible for awards.
Bonita Lakes Park does not allow vehicles to be left in the park overnight. All parking near the finish area and in general is a first come, first serve availability. Please arrive early to ensure you get your preferred parking spot.
Fuel Belts and Water Bottles
Trail running is a challenge both mentally and physically. Although this is a lap event on a 7.78 mile looped course, you'll want to have your own water bottle with you. We will have some coolers to refill at the 5 Points Check Point, and at the Start/Finish Check Point; but please have something to put the water in. Please stay Hydrated.
Annual temps for this day are around 55 degrees. But as we get closer to race day, we'll be posting weather outlooks. It is winter.
Will my feet get wet?
There could a few areas that could get your feet wet if it rains a ton ahead of this race; but mostly this is a dry course. But like any trail run, come prepared. For 2019, we had an unusual amount of rain ahead of the race and the course had a few really extra wet spots. Although this was not the norm for our area, it can happen.
Pets are not allowed on the race route for safety reasons. However, spectators may bring people friendly pets as long as they remain on a leash, again for safety reasons and Bonita Lakes Park requires it. Please do not bring aggressive dogs that do not do well around other animals.