Tuesday, November 16, 2010

4th Official Ultra for 2010

I've made the decision to run one more ultramarathon for 2010. I am turning 36 on December 2nd, so I am going to run 36 miles on December 26th. This will make my fourth ultra this year, 2 50K's, 1 50 miler, 1 36 miler. The course is open for 6 hours and I will have to run a 10 min/mile. I believe I can run 36 in that time frame. Even if I don't and need a little more time to finish, I was told that I won't get kicked out. It is a public park after all.

"Live your life asking for forgiveness, not permission."

Event Details:


Sam Felsenfeld has been on a mission in 2010, his goal has been to raise money and awareness for autism. His son, Jack, is severely autistic and his goal this year is to run at least one marathon every week for a year (61 total for the year). This mission started on January 1st in Texas and will be completed on December 26th in California. Some of his supporters in the northwest are going to be running on December 26th (the same day Sam finishes his journey) in tribute to his mission. Whether you�re a marathoner or just a casual runner come join us as we celebrate Sam's achievement. We ask that each runner completes at least 6.1 miles, but the course will be open for 6.1 hours.

If you would like more information about Operation Jack and Sam�s journey, please visit his web site. http://www.operationjack.org

Date of Event: Sunday, December 26, 2010

Time of the Event: Starts at 8:00 am and ends at 2:06 pm. Feel free to run as much or a little of the six hours that you like. We will be having a pre-race briefing at 7:45am.

Location of Event: Summerlake Park (11450 SW Winterlake Drive, Tigard, OR 97223). We will be meeting at the covered area for the start/finish area.

Parking: There is a parking lot located on Winterlake Drive just past the covered area. There is also streetside parking.

Distances: The event is open for six hours, but that doesn't mean you have to run six hours. We do ask that you run at least 6.1 miles.

Volunteers: We could use volunteers to help keep track of laps and man the aid station. If you can volunteer or will be bringing a volunteer please e-mail me at 26freak@gmail.com

Entry Fee: $20, all the proceeds will be donated to Operation Jack, and we will also be taking donations for Operation Jack at the event. You can register online here: https://www.signmeup.com/73067.

Race Shirt: If you would like a shirt, you can add a shirt for $5. Shirts will be available for anyone registering before December 15th.

Packet Pickup: Race packets will be available before the event between 7:00 am and 8:00 am.

Course: The course will be a 0.95 mile loop around Summerlake Park. Each loop will start and stop at the covered area. In order to complete 6.1 miles, you will run 6 laps followed by running 0.2 miles to a turn around and back to the start/finish area. A half marathon can be run by completing 13 laps followed by running 0.38 to a turn around and back to the start/finish area. A marathon can be run by completing 27 laps followed by running 0.28 miles to a turn around and back to the start/finish area.

Course Closure: This will not be a closed course. You will need to yield to other runners and walkers.

Personal Gear: We will have plenty of space for you to store your personal gear at the covered area. We will not be responsible for your personal items. That said please keep your valuables in your car.

Weather: Late December will likely be cold and possibly wet. The average high is 45 degrees and the average low is 35 degrees. So be prepared.

Aid Station: We will have a fully stocked aid station at the start/finish area. We will have plenty of water, sports drink, chips, cookies, candy, fruit, etc.

Awards: Each runner will recieve a finishers medal. There will also be a special award for the top male and female runners that run the most miles in the six hours.

Race Results: Results will be compiled based on how many laps you complete. So the person who runs the most laps (or miles) in six hours wins.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the race directors, Steve Walters or Debbie Bosilevac. Steve can be contacted at through e-mail at 26freak@gmail.com.

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