Odyssey Trail Running Rampage

September 10, 2011

Douthat State Park, VA
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The Odyssey Trail Running Rampage will bring in Fall with four great trail running races, The Trail Five-Miler, The Trail Half Marathon, the Trail Marathon, and the 40 mile Trail Ultra. All of these great races are part of the 2012 Trail Runner Trophy Series . These trail races will give athletes the opportunity to run on some of the best trails in the Southeast at a gorgeous state park nestled in the mountains of VA, Douthat State Park. Get together with family and friends this a weekend at Douthat State Park which has a lot to offer, hiking, mt.biking, paddling, fishing, and relaxing.

The Trail Half Marathon, the Trail Marathon, and the 40 mile Trail Ultra race courses will be a loop format which will offer challenging uphills, fast downhills and beautiful views at multiple points on the trail. Racers will run along creeks with waterfalls and through Rhododendron covered tunnels engulfing the trails. A loop will have a total elevation gain of 2700’ over 13 miles, the majority of which will be gained in the first four miles.

The 40 mile Ultra will entail 3 laps; the Marathon 2 laps; and the Half Marathon 1 lap.   There will be 1 aid station on top of the mountain, at the cabin overlook, at mile 3.5 with water only and 2 fully stocked aid stations at miles  9(mile 1 for the Five Miler) and 11.25 (mile 3.5 for the Five Miler) of each loop. They will have HEED water, flat cola, potatoes and salt, banana halves, and pretzels at each station. Ultra and Marathon runners will be able to stage supplies at the finish of the loop.

The Five Mlie Trail race will be a single loop with a few challenging uphills, but mostly rolling terrain. This loop will have almost 1000' of elevation gain. This race will incorporate the last four miles of the other three event's loop with the addition of the Tobacco Hollow Ridge Trail at the start.

The loops for all the events are a little long by 0.3 +/- miles (more plus). There will be no extra charge for the bonus miles!

Why the loop format? The loop preserves a little piece of history. The half-marathon loop was designed as part of the Odyssey Off-Road Iron –distance Triathlon, in which competitors capped off 2.4 miles of swimming and 112 miles of biking with the trail marathon of two 13.1mile loops. Numerous requests for the option to skip the swim and bike and to “just” run the loop led to creation of the Trail Running Rampage events.

Sept. 9-10, 2011: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.

Odyssey Adventure Racing will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from the events and matching all donation made by racers during the registration process to the IMONPoint.org. We are proud to contribute in the effort of helping service members regain control of their lives through education, rehabilitation, services, and equipment.

Results

Volunteer Registration 

                         

13, 26, 40 mile Loop Course Map                               5 Miler Course Map

13, 26, 40 mile Course Description                            5 Miler Course Description

13, 26, 40 mile Loop Course Profile                           5 Miler Course Profile

Date

September 10, 2011

Location

Douthat State Park, VA

Venue

Douthat State Park Discovery Center at Camp Carson

Distance

Ultra 40 miles

Marathon 26.2 miles

Half Marathon 13.1 miles

Five-Miler 5.0 miles

Duration

Disciplines

Trail Running

Divisions

Solo

Fees

Ultra
Marathon
Half Marathon
Five-Miler
Discounted Fee (ends July 15)
$75
$60
$45
$30
Standard Fee (July 16 - Sept 8)
$85
$70
$55
$35
Fees per PERSON. Processing fee not included.
 
Ultra
Marathon
Half Marathon
Five-Miler
Discounted Processing Fee (ends July 15)
$4.38
$3.70
$3.70
$2.80
Standard Processing Fee (July 16 - Sept 8)
$4.83
$4.15
$3.48
$3.10
Processing fees per Person.

USRaceWorks.com charges a processing fee for each registration. The chart above shows the processing fee each participant will be charged.

Odyssey Refund and Cancellation Policy

Included

Well marked course
Certified Medical Staff
Zorrel performance t-shirt
Post-race vittles
Well stocked aid stations
Enthusiastic volunteers

Important Dates

July 15, 2011: Discounted registration ends

Aug.22, 2011: Last day that a Zorrel wicking shirt is included with registration

Sept 8, 2011: Online registration closes

Sept 9-10, 2011: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.

Schedule

Friday, September 9, 2011
7:30pm - 9:00pm Racer registration and packet pick up at the Discovery Center at Camp Carson

Saturday, September 10, 2011
5:30am On site registration and packet pick up opens at the Discovery Center at Camp Carson.  On site Registration will close 45 minutes prior to the start of each event.

Race Brief 30 minutes before each race. All Runners must be present.
7:00am 40 Mile Ultra RACE START at the Discovery Center
8:30am Marathon RACE START at the Discovery Center

10:00am Half-Marathon RACE START at the Discovery Center

11:30am Five-Miler RACE START at the Discovery Center

12:30pm Post-Race Meal starts

3:00pm 40 miler Ultra deadline for starting 3rd lap
6:00pm Official Race cut-off (all 4 distances)

 

Directions

Location: From I-64, take Exit 27 near Clifton Forge. Turn North onto State Route 629 (highway at exit ramp). Travel north three miles to the park entrance sign and another two miles to the park office. Get parking pass. ($3). Processed through the park and follow signs to the Camp Carson. Turn on to road at Camp Carson sign. The Discovery Center is at the end of the road.

Lodging

Register early. Camp sites fill up 6 months in advance at Douthat State Park.

(Overnight Facilities at Douthat State Park include camping and cabins of various sizes. For information on these accommodations and to make a reservation, you can reserve online at www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/douthat or call 1-800-933-PARK)

other Camping near Douthat S.P.

The Red Lantern Inn located in Clifton Forge

Hotels within a half-hour drive can be found in:
Covington, Virginia

Certifications

No certifications are required.

Support Crews

Support personnel are not required but are encouraged. Competitors can have up to two support personnel. Support crews are allowed to provide assistance only in the designated transition area. Support from anywhere else on the course will result in immediate disqualification. Only support personnel and athletes will be allowed in the transition area.

Support personnel can feed the competitor, help competitor change clothes, and hand gear clothing and medical supplies to the competitor.

You will be coming through the transition area between run loops and at the finish of the race. All transition gear will need to be kept in a properly marked bag (name/race number).

You will be required to be self-sufficient in terms of fluids and nutrition as in an adventure race, however, there will be water, electrolyte drinks and food available on the run course and the transition area.

This is the recommended gear list. There will be no gear check in.

Good pair of trail or running shoes
Hydration system (Camelbak) with minimum of 100 oz water is strongly recommended. There will be 2 aid stations out on the loop.
Electrolytes, Energy gels/bars, or other food recommended to stage at transitions and to carry on run legs(Fueling info)
Bag for storing articles at transitions; marked with name/race number
Sun block
Sunglasses

The climate in Virginia is typically mild in mid September (lows in the 50's/highs in the mid 70's). We expect you to dress accordingly. The Odyssey medical team has full authorization to prevent anyone from continuing in the race if they feel their health is at risk due to hypothermia, dehydration, etc.

OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE: No assistance other than that offered by race and medical officials may be used outside the designated transition area.
PENALTY: Variable time penalty.

TRANSITION AREA: All equipment must be placed in the properly designated and individually assigned area. No person shall interfere with another participant’s equipment or impede the progress of another participant. No participant shall bring ANY glass containers in the transition area (DQ!).
PENALTY: Variable time penalty.

ALL racers will have a chance to win schwag from Hammer Nutrition, Zanfel and many others.

The top three male and female in each race will receive Odyssey Race Dollars to be used for any of our events by the end of 2012. The prizes are:

40 Mile Ultra               Marathon                        Half Marathon                          5 Miler

1st- $85                 1st- $70                    1st- $55                           1st-$35  

2nd-$75                 2nd-$60                    2nd- $45                          2nd-$30

3rd-$65                  3rd-$50                     3rd- $35                          3rd-$25

We have teamed up with David Horton of Extreme Ultrarunning and Clark Zealand of ECO-X to bring our winners of the 40 mile Ultra and Half Marathon free entries to the 2011 Mountain Masochist, 2012 Holiday Lake 50K, 2012 Promise Land 50K, and Terrapin Mt. 1/2 Marathon

ALL Finishers will receive a prize.

These forms are specific for the Odyssey Trail Running Rampage and will close September 8, 2011, when online registration closes.

Forms for 5 Miler competitors:
Adult Waiver and Image Release Form
Medical Form
Under Age Waiver and Image Release Form

Forms for Half Marathon competitors:
Adult Waiver and Image Release Form
Medical Form
Under Age Waiver and Image Release Form

Forms for Marathon competitors:
Adult Waiver and Image Release Form
Medical Form
Under Age Waiver and Image Release Form

Forms for Ultra 40 mile competitors:
Adult Waiver and Image Release Form
Medical Form
Under Age Waiver and Image Release Form

How do I get on the emailing list for the Odyssey eNewsletter?
We are glad that you want to be one of the first to know what is new and coming up with Odyssey. To sign up click here: Odyssey eNewsletter.

What is the refund and cancellation policy?
You are entitled to an Odyssey credit refund, minus the cancellation fee until 2 weeks prior to the start of the race. You may apply the remaining balance (minus the cancellation fee) to any future Odyssey Adventure Racing event. You will have one year to redeem these credits. Contact registration@OARevents.com for credit refund.

Odyssey Adventure Racing does not accept responsibility for refunds for cancellations in the event of natural or national emergencies. Natural emergencies may include, but are not limited to severe weather including heavy rain, snow, tornados, hurricanes, river flooding, heat spells and cold spells. National or international emergencies may include, but are not limited to military conflicts, terrorist attacks, security threats, war, and heightened security alerts.

No refunds after August 29, 2011.

Cancellation Fee: $25 Ultra, $20 Marathon, $15 Half Marathon, $10 5 miler

 

Trail 5 Miler Registration

Trail Half Marathon Registration

Trail Marathon Registration

Trail Ultra 40 Registration

 

July 15, 2011: Discounted registration ends

Aug. 22, 2011: Last day that a Zorrel wicking shirt is included with registration

Sept 8, 2011: Online registration closes

Sept 9-10, 2010: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.

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