Odyssey Trail Running Rampage

September 6, 2014

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 Six-Miler, The Trail Half Marathon, the Trail Marathon, and the 40 mile Trail Ultra. All of these great races are part of the 2014 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 Six Miler) and 11.25 (mile 3.5 for the Six 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 Six 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, 2014: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.

 

Results

6 Miler Age Group

6 Miler Overall

Half Marathon Age Group

Half Marathon Overall

Marathon Age Group

Marathon Overall

Ultra Age Group

Ultra Overall

2013 Race Brief-New 9/5/13

Volunteer Registration 

Half Marathon Racers  Marathon Racers   40 Mile Ultra Racers  6 miler Racers

                         

13, 26, 40 mile Loop Course Map                               6 Miler Course Map

13, 26, 40 mile Course Description                            6 Miler Course Description

13, 26, 40 mile Loop Course Map w/ Profile            6 Miler Course Profile

                                                            

Date

September 6, 2014

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

Six-Miler 6.0 miles

Duration

Disciplines

Trail Running

Divisions

Solo

Fees

Ultra
Marathon
Half Marathon
Six-Miler
Discounted Fee (ends July 11)
$75
$60
$45
$30
Standard Fee (July 12 - Sept 3)
$85
$70
$55
$40
Fees per PERSON. Processing fee not included.
 
Ultra
Marathon
Half Marathon
Six-Miler
Discounted Processing Fee (ends July 11)
$4.38
$3.70
$3.70
$2.80
Standard Processing Fee (July 12 - Sept 3)
$4.83
$4.15
$3.48
$3.40
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
T-shirt
Post-race food
Well stocked aid stations
Enthusiastic volunteers

Important Dates

July 11, 2014: Discounted registration ends

Aug.18, 2014: Last day that a T-shirt is included with registration

Sept 3, 2014: Online registration closes

Sept 5-6, 2014: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.

Schedule

Friday, September 5, 2014
7:30pm - 9:00pm Racer registration and packet pick up at the Discovery Center at Camp Carson

Saturday, September 6, 2014
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 Six-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

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
Cottages/Cabins/Condominiums        
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
RESORT        
The Homestead Resort & Spa 540.839.1766 / 800.838.1766 1766 Homestead Drive Hot Springs, VA 24445 28 Miles
MOTELS        
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 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 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.

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 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.

 

Register

 

July 11, 2014: Discounted registration ends

Aug. 18, 2014: Last day that a T-shirt is included with registration

Sept. 3, 2014: Online registration closes

Sept. 5-6, 2014: On-site registration will be available for an additional $10.

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