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BIGFOOT ENDURANCE 5 & 10 Mile Trail Race

March 1, 2020 | 9:00 AM

THE RACE

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.

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.

RACE LOCATION

6105 Rockburn Branch Park Rd, Elkridge, MD 21075 - entrance off of Montgomery Rd. 

AGE REQUIREMENT

Runners must be at least 14 years old to participate in the 10 miler and at least 7 years old to participate in the 10 mile relay and 5 miler.

REGISTRATION

10 Miler

$40.00 - November 23 - November 25, 2019

$50.00 - November 26 - December 31, 2019

$60.00 - January 1 - February 27, 2020

10 Mile Relay - Team of 2 people

$60.00 - November 23 - November 25, 2019

$80.00 - November 26 - December 31, 2019

$100.00 - January 1 - February 27, 2020

 

5 Miler 

$30.00 - November 23 - November 25, 2019

$40.00 - November 26 - December 31, 2019

$50.00 - January 1 - February 27, 2020

In-person Registration: Saturday, Feb 29 & Sunday, March 1 

In-person registration can be completed at athlete packet pick-up (Saturday) or on race morning (Sunday). In-person registration can be paid by cash, credit or check. Please make checks payable to Rip It Events. T-shirt & finisher gift are not guaranteed for in-person registration.

DEFERRAL POLICY

Participants may elect to defer their 2020 registration to the 2021 race. To view the deferral policy and procedure, click HERE

REGISTRATION DISCLAIMER

  • 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 2021 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 racedirector@ripitevents.com.

 

PACKET PICK-UP

Registered participants are required to pick up their bib number and timing chip before the start of the race. Relay teams may send one team member to pick up their team's timing chip, race bib & shirts.  Athletes may pick up packets for friends and family (no ID or letter required). Please check-in at ONE of the following time/locations:

  • Saturday, Feb 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Feet First Sports, 5305 Village Center Drive, Columbia, MD.

  • Sunday, Mar 1, RACE DAY from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. at race venue  

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE (subject to change)

7:30 a.m.    Packet Pick-Up Opens

9:00 a.m.    Wave 1 start (per mile pace, 8:30 and faster)*

9:03 a.m.    Wave 2 start (per mile pace, 8:31 – 9:30)*

9:06 a.m.    Wave 3 start (per mile pace, 9:31 – 10:30)*

9:09 a.m.    Wave 4 start (per mile pace, 10:31 – 11:30)*

9:12 a.m.    Wave 5 start (11:31 and slower)*

10:30 a.m.  5 Miler Awards Presentation (estimate)

10:40 a.m.  10 Miler course cut off time (start of second loop)

10:45 a.m.  10 Miler Awards Presentation (estimate)

*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 consist of both 5 and 10 miler participants. Participants must start in their assigned waves. If your average pace is listed 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 at athlete check-in on Saturday or Sunday. 

RUN COURSE

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

 

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. 

 

RACE BIBS

All participants will be given two race bibs. One race bib has your number on it. This bib is to be worn on the front of your body. The second race bib has "5 Mile"or "10 Mile" on it. This bib is to be worn on the back of your body. Both bibs are required to be worn through the duration of the race. Please keep this in mind as you plan your clothes for race day.

WATER STATIONS 

There will be 1 water station on the course located at mile 2.6 and 7.6.  An additional water station will be at the start/finish line for 10 mile runners beginning their 2nd loop. Each station will have water and gatorade. Participants are encouraged to carry their own hydration and nutrition if needed.  

 

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following group categories for the 10 Miler & Relay: 

Overall, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ All Male Relay, All Female Relay, Coed Relay

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following group categories for the 5 Miler: 

Overall, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

FINISHER MEDAL

Athletes who finish the 10 Miler, 5 Miler, or their leg of the 10 Miler Relay will receive a finisher medal.

PARTICIPANT SHIRT

ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTER BY 11:59PM, FEB 9, 2020 ARE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT!  Extra shirts will be ordered and will be distributed at the end of the awards ceremony - first come first serve. 

VENUE PARKING

Parking for this race will be inside Rockburn Park. Please park in marked parking spaces.