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Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Blanchard Springs Campground

Packet Pick-up: 3:00-6:00PM
Pre-Race Meeting: 4:30PM
Pre-Race Grub: 5:30PM


Friday, October 22, 2010
Blanchard Springs Campground

Runner Check-in: 5:00-5:45AM
Race Start: 6:00AM

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Blanchard Springs Campground

Race Cut-Off: 6:00PM
Awards Ceremony: 7:00PM


General Information:

The Syllamo 100 mile endurance run is a challenging event taking place on the Sylamore and Ozark Highlands trails in the Ozark Mountains, Sylamore Ranger District, Ozark National Forest of Arkansas. The course is 100% singletrack trail and primarily an out and back with approximately 27,383 feet of climbing and 27,383 feet of descent covering some of the most remote and beautiful terrain Arkansas has to offer. Runners can expect low humidity and the temperatures to range from mid 70's to the low 30's. The race will start at 6:00AM and runners will have 36-hours to complete the event. The field limit for the race is 140 participants.


Crew Access:

Crew access along the course is easy, yet runners should be prepared to participate with the necessary equipment to ensure their ability to safely traverse difficult remote mountainous trails in potentially unpredictable weather conditions


Aid Stations:

Well stocked aid stations will be located between 4 and 9 miles apart; runners should be prepared to carry enough supplies to cover these distances.
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Some of the items included at the aid stations will include:

CoffeeBananasPBJ SandwichesCrackers
TeaApplesTurkey SandwichesM&Ms
Hot ChocolateGrapesSoupPeanuts
WaterOrangesPretzlesCookies
HEEDMtn. DewSpriteCoke


Qualifications:

Entrants must have completed either a 50-mile or 100-mile trail run in the allotted time at anytime before October 1, 2010.


Drop Bags:

Runners may place drop bags at designated aid stations. Drop bags should be strong waterproof bags and should be marked with the aid station name, runner's name and race number on the exterior of the bag. Race management is not responsible for damaged bags. Drop bags can be left at the race HQ Thursday evening prior to the race meeting or Friday morning until 5:00AM.


Pacers:

Runners may have a pacer after aid station 8 (mile 53.7) to the finish. Runners may have as many pacers as they like, yet only one pacer at a time may accompany the runner. Pacers must be at least 18 years of age and are required to follow the same rules as the runner. Runners 60 years in age and older may have a pacer from the start. Please mention this request on your entry form and at race check-in. Pacers are required to wear a race number and check-in and out at aid stations.


Support Crews:

Support crews are not allowed to give support to their runner at any place on the course except designated support crew stations. Support crews may not be on the race course at any time. Some of the support crew stations are long distances apart and remote; crews should be prepared to support themselves. Please keep dogs on a leash during the run.


Cut-Off Times:

Cut-off time for the event is 36-hours. Cut-off times for each aid station are indicated on the Aid Station and Cut-Off Time Sheet. Cut-off times are not negotiable; race management decisions are final.


Awards:

Participants completing the run in the allowed time will receive a custom made belt buckle. The overall male and female and masters male and female runners will receive a custom award.


Medical Risk:

Running the Syllamo 100 mile endurance run is an ardouras, hard task. Runners should be physically and mentally fit to participate in this event. We will have medical staff on site for minor emergencys. In the event of an accident the remoteness of the event could make it time consuming for emergency help to arrive. It is important for runners to realize the potential dangers of participating in a event of this type, including, extreme heat and cold, hypothermia, dehydration, heat stroke, or other extreme conditions. Remember, each runner is responsibility for monitoring their own condition throughout the event. If required aid station or medical personal may ask a runner to stay at an aid station to rehydrate or take in additional calories prior to leaving an aid station. In some extreme cases a runner may be not allowed to continue and be pulled from the race.


Rules

We like to keep things simple and would like to say: "Rules, What Rules, We Don't Need No Stinking Rules", but if we do someone might take advantage, so here they are:

  1. No littering, you WILL be disqualified for this!
  2. No complaining.
  3. No whining.
  4. Race number must be worn on the outermost piece of clothing and be visible.
  5. Runners are responsible for their crews.
  6. No stashing of aid supplies along the course.
  7. Cut-off times are not negotiable.
  8. Race Management has the final word.
  9. No cutting course.
  10. If you are unable to continue the race, you must check in at an aid station and inform them of your intentions to drop from the race. Failure to follow this rule could lead to a search party being sent to search for you. The associated cost of the search will be paid by the runner failing to notify race management of their intentions.
  11. In case of a winners tie the two must wrestle.
  12. Remember, No Whining or Complaining and have fun!

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