Race Start Times
- 50 Mile: 6:00 AM
- 50K: 7:00 AM
- 16 Mile: 8:00 AM
Registration will open early 2015. Please check the Register page for pricing.
Headquarters & Camping Layout
Camping will be available at Boiling Springs campground (the start/finish of the race). As we are using the free, dispersed camping area that is non-reservable, there is no way to reserve yourself a spot other than arriving earlier in the week than Friday night. There are also eight sites available in the established fee-based Boiling Springs Campground, and if you want to stay there, you will have to coordinate that on your own. They do not take reservations. Carpooling from Boise or Crouch is strongly advised, as parking is limited. It is also advisable that you try to coordinate the sharing of camp sites with some of your buddies so that everyone can have a spot to sleep. Use the Facebook Group to hook up with ride or camp site sharing. Contact the Race Director for more information.
Weather and Conditions
Weather in this section of the mountains can be unpredictable. We anticipated good weather last summer, but it got warm on race day, slowing many runners down considerably. Your best bet is to have a little bit of heat training and watch the forecast for Crouch, ID the closer to the race we get. Afternoon thundershowers are a possibility, and it could get downright cool at night.
All aid stations will be stocked with water, Heed, Coca-Cola, and other beverages of the RD’s choice. You pay good money for this race, so we’ll make sure you have plenty of yummy morsels to munch on while killing yourself in the process (why DID you sign up for this crazy event?). Our main food staples will be watermelon, cantaloupe, bananas, salty chips, potatoes, gummi bears, oreo cookies, potato soup, pickles, grilled cheese sandwiches, broth. We don’t want anybody DNFing due to an unhappy stomach.
50 mile runners will have the following cutoffs:
- Mile 8: 1 PM at Skunk Creek
- Mile 18: 3:00 PM at Boiling Springs
- Mile 36: 9:00 PM cutoff at Pine Creek Trailhead
- Finish line cutoff: 18 hours (midnight)
50k runners will have the following cutoffs:
- Mile 8: 1 PM at Skunk Creek
- Mile 16: 5 PM at Boiling Springs
- Finish Line Cutoff: 17 hours (midnight)
16 mile runners will have the following cutoffs:
- Mile 8: 1PM at Skunk Creek
- Mile 16: Midnight at Boiling springs
Drop Bags should be dropped off at the packet pick-up from 10 AM-5 PM on Friday or at the pre-race briefing at 6:45 PM on Friday. If you cannot drop your bag off Friday, then please contact the RD. Drop bag locations are: Boiling Springs, Pine Creek Trailhead, and Skunk Creek Summit.
You may run with your dog, but it should be kept on a leash. The race is held in bear country, and bears have been seen out on the race course (although they should all be scared away by the racers and volunteers on race weekend).
Pacers are a very important aspect of safety. As ultramarathons progress, the mind can become weak and confused. Pacers provide a high element of safety for runners and keep the race running smoothly. If you choose to use a pacer, please let race staff know. Your pacer must sign a Pacer Waiver.
Packet Pickup & Runner Checkin
Packet pickup and drop bag drop off will be 10 AM – 5 PM on Friday before race day at the dispersed camping area right next to Boiling Springs Campground. If you have drop bags for locations other than Boiling Springs, bring them at this time.
***Mandatory: ALL runners must check in with the race director prior to your race start Saturday morning. Please arrive early and make sure you have your own race number on you. If you have a pacer, they need to fill out a Pacer Waiver before race start. Please print it and bring it with you.***
The course is located completely on Forest Service property. This means negotiating forest service roads that can be treacherous at times. Be sure to stop by your local Forest Service office to pick up a Motor Vehicle Use Map for the Emmett Ranger District and Cascade Ranger District. This will be the best way for your crew to navigate through the confusing mountain roads.
Due to the nature of the sport, I know many of you would like to have crew meet you at the various points of the race. Please be advised that cars driving on the race course is dangerous, as the road is narrow and doesn’t have a lot of room for give. Vehicles driving while runners are present shouldn’t travel more than 10 mph. Other than that, vehicles can drive to the other points (Skunk Creek, Boiling Springs, and Pinecreek Trailhead) of the course, no problem. It is a long drive up to Skunk Creek Summit. If you are a fast runner, a car driving from Skunk Creek Summit back to the start/finish line will not meet you back in time to watch you finish. Crew driving instructions (in Google Earth files; right click and ‘Save as’):
East Mountain Lookout to Hwy 55
Skunk Creek Summit to Boiling Springs
Skunk Creek Summit to East Mountain Lookout
Skunk Creek Summit to Hwy 55
Your entry fee will get you a finisher’s award (which will be unique from any ultra you’ve done) and some cool stuff with your goody bag. Overall winner awards will likely be donated by some local business.
If we can issue a refund, we will. Race costs will be incurred early.
1. NO LITTERING. This includes biodegradeables.
2. Be able to hear cars on the dirt road portions. Have ear and eye awareness!
3. No pacers without signing liability form.
4. No dogs until the return to Boiling Springs, the halfway point for all runners.
5. No indecent exposure. Please find a good spot off the trail so you don’t horrify an ultra virgin ;^D
6. NO TRASH. Please have a spot on your person or that convenient little pouch on your NathanTM vest to stash your trash.
7. If you do not complete the distance you were signed up for at the start of the race, your finish will be a DNF or unofficial. You must declare pre-race what distance you intend to finish, as you will not be allowed to drop from one race to the other mid-race and still be a finisher.
8. No heckling the RD or making fun of him. If you do, you’ll run the rest of the race with a 15 lb. weight attached to your ankle (or you’ll be fed to the RD’s pet cougar).
9. No stashing aid on the course!
10. No giving up! At Javelina Jundred in a past year, I DNFed at 45 miles. I laid down for a couple hours afterward, feeling terrible. One of my buddies showed up and convinced me to go on. 55 miles later. . .
11. GIVE IT YOUR ALL.