Excessive Heat Statement

In the event of extreme heat and humidity occurring on or forecast for race day (August 17, 2024), we will take precautions necessary to protect runner safety.

These precautions include basic steps as providing ice at select locations along the race routes. However, if the heat and humidity is severe, certain distances may be cancelled or have their start times adjusted.


50k – 6:30 AM

25k – 7:00 AM

5.5-Mile – 7:30 AM

The 50k has a 12-hour time limit. The 25k has an 7.5 hour time limit.

Other Rules


Don’t. Carry out your wrappers, tissues, etc. and discard them at an aid station or the finish. Don’t throw banana/orange peels into the woods. Leave no trace.

Dropping out

If you need to drop, please be sure to drop at an aid station. Tell the race director or an aid station worker that you are not continuing.


Not allowed. Hikers may have them on the trail but please don’t bring yours to run with you.


Acceptable just keep the volume low enough to hear other people and your surroundings.

Trekking poles

A good idea if you like them.


No, only registered runners are allowed to run with you.


There will be portajohns at the start/finish area. Other than that, get off the trail, bury it, and pack out paper.