Odyssey Trail Running Rampage
September 7, 2013
View from Aid Station #1
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 2013 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.
Blue Suck Falls Trail
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. 6, 2013: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.
2013 Race Brief-New 9/5/13
Ultra 40 miles
Marathon 26.2 miles
Half Marathon 13.1 miles
Five-Miler 5.0 miles
Discounted Fee (ends July 12)
Standard Fee (July 13 - Sept 4)
Fees per PERSON. Processing fee not included.
Discounted Processing Fee (ends July 12)
Standard Processing Fee (July 13 - Sept 4)
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.
Zorrel performance t-shirt
Well stocked aid stations
July 12, 2013: Discounted registration ends
Aug.19, 2013: Last day that a Zorrel wicking shirt is included with registration
Sept 4, 2013: Online registration closes
Sept 6-7, 2013: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.
Friday, September 6, 2013
7:30pm - 9:00pm Racer registration and packet pick up at the Discovery Center at Camp Carson
Saturday, September 7, 2013
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)
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.
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)
The Red Lantern Inn located in Clifton Forge
Hotels within a half-hour drive can be found in:
|LODGING||PHONE NUMBER||ADDRESS||MILEAGE FROM DOUTHAT STATE PARK|
|Bed & Breakfasts|
|Anderson Cottage||540.839.2975||208 Old Germantown Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Fort Lewis Lodge||540.925.2314||603 Old Plantation Way||Millboro, VA 24460||28 Miles|
|Grand View Bed & Breakfast||561.861.7124||198 Grand View Drive||Hot Springs, VA 24445||27 Miles|
|Hidden Valley Bed & Breakfast||540.839.3178||2241 Hidden Valley Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||28 Miles|
|Inn at Gristmill Square||540.839.2231||124 Old Mill Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|King's Victorian Inn & Cottages||540.839.3134||8883 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||26 Miles|
|Vine Cottage Inn||540.839.2422 or 800.410.9755||7402 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||28 Miles|
|Warm Springs Inn||540.839.5351||12968 Sam Snead Highway||Warm Springs, VA 24484||22 Miles|
|Alvey Cottage||804.282.8822/ 804.754.6445||11205 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||24 Miles|
|Apple Horse Farm||540.962.3715||5921 Hot Springs Road||Hot Springs, VA 24445||20 Miles|
|Bath Villas at the Meadows||540.839.2124||101 Meadows Drive||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Big Bend Farm||540.997.5661||411 Big Bend Farm Road||Millboro, VA 24460||18 Miles|
|Cabin by the Creek||540.468.2075||8783 Big Valley Road||Bolar, VA 24484||25 Mile|
|Clarkson & Wallace Vacation Rentals||540.839.2609|
|Coffee Pot Lodge||540.997.0308||157 Coffee Pot Road||Millboro, VA 24460||22 Miles|
|Fort Lewis Lodge||540.925.2314||603 Old Plantation Way||Millboro, VA 24460||27 Miles|
|Garden Cottage||540.839.2912||3 Old Mill Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Garth Newel Music Center||540.839.5018||403 Garth Newel Music Center||Hot Springs, VA 24445||25 Miles|
|Green Valley Cabin Rentals||540.996.4134||6760 Deerfield Road||Millboro, VA 24460||23 Miles|
|Hemlock Cottage||540.839.3533||9858 Jackson River Turnpike||Hot Springs, VA 24445||27 Miles|
|Hemlock Guest House||540.997.0308||157 Coffee Pot Road||Millboro, VA 24460||22 Miles|
|King's Boxwood Cottages||540.839.3134||8883 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||26 Miles|
|King's Canary Cottages||540.839.3134||8883 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||26 Miles|
|The Loft||540.839.2985||12 Katydid Trail||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Lee Pareti||202.3690.2502||Homestead Preserve||169 Old Camp Lane,Hot Springs, V||29 Miles|
|Meadow Lane Lodge & Cottages||540.839.5959||646 Meadow Lane Trail||Warm Springs, VA 24484||27 Miles|
|Meadow Villas at Warm Springs||717.951.3955||171 Meadows Drive||Warm Springs, VA 24484||23 Miles|
|Natural Retreats||877.805.7794||PO Box 206||Hot Springs, VA 24445|
|Tuck-Away-Cabins||540.996.4111/ 540.996.4119||25146 Mountain Valley Road||Millboro, VA 24460||15 Miles|
|Turtlebrook Farm||540.839.6646||2663 McGuffin Road||Warm Springs, VA 24484||25 Miles|
|Wilderness Ranch||540.997.9225||Route 683||Millboro, VA 24460||18 Miles|
|The Homestead Resort & Spa||540.839.1766 / 800.838.1766||1766 Homestead Drive||Hot Springs, VA 24445||28 Miles|
|Hillcrest Motel||540.839.5316||6168 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||29 Miles|
|Roseloe Motel||540.839.5373||10849 Sam Snead Highway||Hot Springs, VA 24445||25 Miles|
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
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 Finishers will receive a prize.
These forms are required and can be downloaded. Please fill them out and bring them to the events to make check in quicker. Theses forms will be available at the events also.
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What is the refund and cancellation policy for the Trail Running Rampage?
No refunds for the Trail Running Rampage events.
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.
July 12, 2013: Discounted registration ends
Aug. 19, 2013: Last day that a Zorrel wicking shirt is included with registration
Sept. 4, 2013: Online registration closes
Sept. 6-7, 2013: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.