BIGFOOT ENDURANCE TRAIL >> 5 & 10 MILER
REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 16, 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - Rockburn Branch Park, Elkridge, MD
Registration Opens July 16, 2021
WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM
Managed by Rip It Events, this race consists of an individual 5 mile, 10 mile or a 2-person 10 mile relay option. The start and finish are located at Rockburn Branch Park in Elkridge, Maryland. The race terrain is easy to moderate in difficulty - perfect for both beginners and experienced runners. Registration fee includes shirt and finisher medal.
A portion of the race proceeds benefit Bigfoot Endurance, which is a nonprofit organization that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s research. To learn more about Bigfoot Endurance, click www.bigfootendurance.com.
New this year, a section of the course will be “In Honor/Memory Of” people who are living with or have lived with Parkinson’s Disease. Orange ribbons will be hung along this section of the course with “In Honor/Memory Of” messages written by race participants or their friends, family, or supporters. To add your message to the Ribbon Trail (whether you’re participating in the race or not), you can write on a ribbon at packet pick-up, or send your message to Team@BigfootEndurance.com, and a team member will write your message on a ribbon for you.
SPONSORSHIP, DONATIONS & FUNDRAISING
Interested in sponsoring the race? Click HERE for details. The entirety of your contribution, after PayPal fees (if applicable), will go directly to Parkinson’s research. Bigfoot Endurance Incorporated and Rip It Events do not retain a percentage of your contribution.
Interested in making a donation to Bigfoot Endurance to benefit Parkinson’s research? Click HERE. The entirety of your donation, after PayPal fees (if applicable) will go directly to Parkinson’s research. Bigfoot Endurance Incorporated and Rip It Events do not retain a percentage of your contribution. Donations are not required to participate in this race.
Interested in creating your own fundraising page to raise money for Parkinson’s research? Click HERE to see an example fundraising page, and send an email to Team@BigfootEndurance.com to set up your own!” Fundraising is not required to participate in this race.
Don't want to run in the race but still want to participate? This race cannot be possible with out the help of volunteers. Sign up opens one month prior to race day.
Run Course Volunteer
Water Station Volunteer
Finish Line Volunteer
Packet Pick Up Volunteer
6105 Rockburn Branch Park Rd, Elkridge, MD 21075
10 Miler - must be at least 14 years old
5 Miler and 10 Miler Relay - must be at least 7 years old
REGISTER - Includes long sleeve shirt and finisher medal
Includes a long sleeve shirt and finisher medal.
$37.00 - July 16 - July 18 , 2021
$47.00 - July 19 - Sept 15, 2021
$57.00 - Sept 16 - Oct 31, 2021
$60.00 - Nov 1 - Dec 1, 2021 and Race Day
Includes a long sleeve shirt and finisher medal.
$47.00 - July 16 - July 18 , 2021
$57.00 - July 19 - Sept 15, 2021
$67.00 - Sept 16 - Oct 31, 2021
$70.00 - Nov 1 - Dec 1, 2021 and Race Day
10 Miler Relay
Includes two long sleeve shirts and two finisher medals.
$74.00 - July 16 - July 18 , 2021
$94.00 - July 19 - Sept 15, 2021
$114.00 - Sept 16 - Oct 31, 2021
$120.00 - Nov 1 - Dec 1, 2021 and Race Day
Registration opens, Friday, July 16, 2021
Participants may elect to defer their 2021 registration to the 2022 race. To view the deferral policy and procedure, click HERE.
All registrations are final. No refunds. Registration transfers are not permitted to other Rip It Events. Registered participants may elect to defer their registration to the 2022 race. See deferral policy for more information.
Race organizers reserve the right to close registration due to capacity limits.
Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
The following are prohibited from the race course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.
Please contact Rip It Events with any questions or concerns about your registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED. There are two reasons for this rule.
1. We are implementing specific safety measures due to Covid-19. All registered participants will sign a wavier agreeing to the race rules during the registration process. Additionally, runners will receive detailed information from us days leading up to the event with updated safety requirements. Non-registered runners will not have signed the waiver and will not have receive communication from us.
2. Our race insurance covers registered runners only. It does not cover someone who is running under someone else's name/bib number.
RACE CATEGORY CHANGES
If you decide to switch from the 10 Mile to the 5 Mile race (or vise versa), please let us know by email or in-person (prior to the start of the race) on race day. The deadline to switch race category by email is February 24. Please send email to email@example.com.
Registered participants are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. This includes getting your bib, timing chip and shirt. Packet pick up will open at 7:30 AM on both Saturday & Sunday.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE (subject to change)
7:30 a.m. Packet Pick-Up Opens
9:00 a.m. Wave 1 start
9:03 a.m. Wave 2
9:06 a.m. Wave 3
9:09 a.m. Wave 4
9:12 a.m. Wave 5
9:15 a.m. Wave 6
9:18 a.m. Wave 7
9:21 a.m. Wave 8
9:24 a.m. Wave 9
9:27 a.m. Wave 10
10:40 a.m. All 10 Miler runners MUST begin 2nd loop of course.
To ensure runner safety and to reduce the amount of passing during the first few miles of the race, participants have been placed into waves based on their average pace per mile as entered during online registration. Each wave will consists of 25-50 runners. Participants must start in their assigned waves. If your average pace is list incorrectly but only by 30 seconds or so, please remain in your assigned wave. If you feel strongly that you should be placed in a different wave, please notify us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting in the same wave with a friend or spouse NOT considered a valid reason to request a wave change.
The assigned wave start list will be published one week prior to race day. To view the wave start list, click HERE.
The race course is run inside Rockburn Park. The race starts and finishes on the gravel path between the playground and pavilion. The course consists of packed gravel and natural surface trail. A small portion of the course is on paved surface. The 5 Miler is one loop of the course. The 10 Miler is the 5 Miler loop twice.
To view the course map, click HERE.
To view the venue map, click HERE.
10 MILE COURSE REQUIREMENT
All runners must reach mile 5 (start 2nd loop) in 1 hour and 40 min. Runners who have not completed this distance by 10:40 a.m. (which requires runners to average approximately 20:00 per mile) will not be permitted to continue on the course.
At this time, Howard County Recreation & Parks has prohibited aid stations due to Covid-19. Runners are encouraged to carry their own hydration such as a camelback, fuel belt or water bottle during the race.
Should we be able to offer water stations, there will be one at mile 1.5 and mile 4.75 on the 6.55 mile loop. We will notify runners should HCRP allow us to have water stations on the course.
Awards will be given to the top finishers in the following group categories for each race distance: Overall, 7-8, 9-10, 11-3, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ All Male Relay, All Female Relay, Coed Relay
Athletes who finish the 10 Miler, 5 Miler, or their leg of the 10 Miler Relay will receive a finisher medal.
Participants will receive the shirt size they selected at online registration. Shirt exchanges can be completed at the conclusion of the race at the check-in tents.
Porta-potties will be stationed at the start/finish line. There are no bathrooms on the run course.
To reduce the amount of close interaction between race staff and athletes, all results will be posted directly online in real time. Finishers can use their smart phone to access their individual results by viewing the RESULTS webpage at the conclusion of their race.
In the case of inclement weather, all participants will be notified of changes to the race by email. A message will be at the top of the race web site and will be posted on our social media channels. This race will be run in the rain and light snow.