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If You're Not First You're Last!

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Registration is open. Click the link below to register. 

The Event

Saturday, September 6, 2024

The Big Event 4PM start

2 Loop Challenge 4PM start

 ***Construction is in progress at Eagle Island. We will update course details as race gets closer.

NEW FOR 2024!

NEW FOR 2024 - WE ARE EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THE IDAHO TRAIL ULTRA SERIES! If you run at least a 50K your race will be counted as one of the 4 need for the year-end ITUS jacket. Check the ITUS website for more information on races, points and jacket requirements.

You can run 4.167 miles in an hour right?  How many times in a row can you do that?  If you can do it more times than anyone else you win!!  If not, you lose.  Simple as that.  This is a race of attrition.  It's not about speed, or who can run the fastest.  This race is about grit and who can last the longest.  But, if you just want to get your feet wet and do 2 loops, we've got that option too. All racers will receive some awesome schwag, but the winner will receive an even more awesome handmade trophy.  Here's the details.

All runners must be in the starting corral when the bell rings at 4PM sharp.  If you're not in the starting corral when the bell rings, you will receive a DNS. There will be a 3, 2, 1 countdown each loop. You have an hour to run/hike the 4.167 mile loop.  The bell will ring at the top of the hour on the hour until there's no one left.  After every loop you can sit and rest, eat, take a quick nap, whatever you choose, but you must be IN the starting corral when the bell goes off or you receive a DNF.  We'll keep doing this until there's no one left to start.  The race doesn't end until only one racer shows up to start.  The winner must complete one more loop than every one else to win.  There's no age group winners and no overalls.  If you're not first you're last!

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The Big Event

Be in the starting corral at 4PM sharp.  Finish the loop within an hour and then make sure you're back IN the start corral every hour on the hour until you're legs just won't run anymore.

2 Loop Challenge

Just want to see what its like to run the loop, rest, and run the loop again?  You can sign up for the 2 loop challenge.  Overall fastest times win.  One male winner and one female winner.

Race Details

-You must be signed up by August 26th to be guaranteed race schwag

-No refunds

-Each runner is allowed 2 crew members at the start/finish where they can set up chairs/aid

-Once a runner quits or receives a DNF they must vacate their space to allow others in the race to move their aid closer to the start/finish
-Except for restrooms, competitors may not leave the course until each loop is completed
-No non-competitors on the course (including eliminated runners)
-No personal aid during a loop (a common aid station will be at the start/finish)
-No artificial aids (including trekking poles)
-Slower runners must allow passes
-The winner is the last person to complete a loop. He/She must complete one more lap than the Assist
-All others are technically DNF
-Results of each runner in terms of distance covered will be recorded
-If no runner can complete one more loop than anyone else, there is no winner
-Race will be open ended (there is no time limit for how long this race can go)

-There will be no cutoff or tie breakers

-There will be an aid station at the start/finish with minimal food, but will have water/tailwind/coffee/broth.  We suggest racers bring anything specific they want.

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