Weiser River 50K - Saturday, April 25, 2020
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Thanks to Micah Ness of Silverline Films
**In light of the current nationwide situation we are following guidelines issued by the CDC and will be postponing the Weiser River 50k relay & Ultra until further notice. I have struggled with this as I hold the Weiser River Trail and the board members dear to my heart as well as all of you that run! Please keep an eye on the event page and our FB page for updates. Thank you for understanding as we all must band together during this situation, as always reach out to me with questions or concerns and I will do my best to answer/resolve them. Hoping this all resolves soon and we can get on with our events!!**
50K solo 8:00am
Relay staggered times starting at 8:45am
This is an EVEN year so we are running the course "upstream/uphill" this year!
The course is 50-kilometers point to point (31.07 miles) from Midvale to Council, Idaho along the scenic Weiser River Trail. The trail is a railroad bed that has been converted to a National Recreation Trail. The trail surface consists of stony railroad ballast, dirt, and some paved crossings as you come into towns. The trail runs alongside the Weiser River, through canyons and across open farmland. There is very little elevation change on the course. The course is ideal for this early season event and excellent for runners of any ability – beginners to veterans. In addition to the solo 50K, we also have a 50K relay. So no excuses not to run it! The Relay is open to teams of runners from 2-5 people.
Packet pickup for both the 50K solo and relay will be as follows:
Friday, April 24th- MERIDIAN store - 10a - 6p
Saturday, April 25th RACE DAY at race start - 7 am
Must Register by 04/06/20 by NOON to be guaranteed Swag
There will be a drop box at the start for all solo runners to drop any gear to be brought back to the finish area.
Post race there will burritos! All runners and volunteers receive one with their bib or voucher. If you have friends or family wanting to eat too you can purchase additional meal vouchers at registration or a voucher for $10.00 at the Pulse tent on the day of the race.
We have a limit of 50 teams (up to 5 runners) in the relay. There is no cap on our solo 50K entries. We have the following classes:
50K Ultra (must be at least 18 years old)
Male & Female Masters (55+)
Relay Teams- 2-5 runners (less than 5 contact race director prior to registration for a discount)
Open (any age / any gender mix)
Relay Legs (Relay exchange points are also aid stations for solo runners)
Leg 1- Midvale to Shoepeg 4.1 ( distance may change based on finish routing)
Leg 2- Shoepeg to Cambridge 5.0
Leg 3- Cambridge to Goodrich 9.1
Leg 4- Goodrich to Mesa Siding 6.9
Leg 5- Mesa siding to Council 6.1 (distance may change based on routing)
(Map shows even years for aid stations-course is reversed for 2020- and will finish at the Weiser River Rv park in Council Idaho! 415 S Hornet Creek St, Council, ID 83612)
Substitutions / Changes for Relays
Team substitutions may be made up to race morning. All entrants must read and sign waiver / entry form.
There are no cancellation refunds; however, a team may transfer people up until race day. Ultrarunners may roll their entry to the next year or transfer to a relay team.
Team Race Rules
Each relay team is responsible for providing a race volunteer. Volunteers can sign up at Ultrasignup.com and click on the Volunteer tab.
The team relay race starts in waves (determined by your estimated completion times) at the start in Midvale on Saturday, April 25th. The route consists of 5 legs, varying from 4.1 miles to 9.1 miles in length between designated runner exchange points. Volunteers will assist at exchange points and road intersections.
There is no baton - team members must touch hands at the exchanges in between the marked lines. Each team member must run at least one leg, and finish the leg he/she starts. No substitutions within a leg are allowed. Substitutions will disqualify the team. In the event of injury preventing a runner from finishing his designated leg, another team member may complete that leg; however, the retiring team member cannot run again during the race. Only one such substitution per team is permissible and must be reported to the race officials. Teams will determine among themselves which leg (or legs) members will run. Individuals running more than one leg can do so in any sequence; e.g. two or more legs in a row, or one leg at the start of the race and a second leg near the end, or your choice. Runners must exchange only at the designated exchange points.
In order to ensure teams receive a correct finish time, only the member of the team running the last leg should cross the finish line on the course. Other team members may run to the right or left of the finish chute but must be clearly off the course.
We have secured a school bus to transport runners from the finish line (Council) to the start line (Midvale) on race morning. There is plenty of room for runners to park their cars at the finish line and get a ride on the bus to the start. The bus will leave Council at 6:00 am sharp. There will be no transportation provided by the race AFTER the race back to the start. No need to reserve a spot on the bus - there will be plenty of room.
Lodging / Places to Stay
Trailhead Hostel: http://www.trailheadhostel.com/ This sweet little hostel is quiet and comfortable! It's my favorite place to stay on race weekend!
Camping: Weiser River Trail RV Park http://www.weiserrivertrailrvpark.com/, Why not stay at the finish line?! You can get a little extra sleep before getting on the bus! Plenty of room for tents and RV's.
Mundo Hot Springs http://idaho-rv.blogspot.com/ they like to cater to trail users!
Hotels: Hartland Inn & Motel, 211 N Norris Ave Highway 95 N New Meadows ID 83654 1-866-599-6674;
Meadows Valley Motel, http://www.meadowsvalleymotel.com/