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BIGFOOT ENDURANCE 5 & 10 MILE TRAIL RACE

MARCH 3, 2024 | ELKRIDGE, MD | 9:00 AM

 Registration Opens Oct 6, 2023. 

In partnership with Bigfoot Endurance Inc.

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 THE RACE 

This race consists of an 5 mile, 10 mile or a 2-person 10 mile relay option 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 a long sleeve shirt and finisher medal. 

A portion of the race proceeds benefits 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.

 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. 

 RACE LOCATION 

Rockburn Branch Park

6105 Rockburn Branch Park Rd, Elkridge, MD 21075

 AGE REQUIREMENT 

Runners must be at least 7 years old to participate in the 5 Miler. 

Runners must be at least 14 years old to participate in the 10 Miler.

Runners must be at least 7 years old to participate in the 10 Miler Relay.

 Distance

5 Miles & 10 Miles

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 RACE INFo 

View important race weekend info!

 VOLUNTEER 

Volunteer sign up opens 1 month prior to race day.

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 REGISTRATION 
Race registration includes a shirt and finisher medal!
 Registration Opens Oct 6, 2023. 

5 Miler

$45.00 - Oct 6 - 8, 2023

$55.00 - Oct 9 - Dec 31, 2023

$60.00 - Jan 1 - 31, 2024

$65.00 - Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024

$70.00 - At packet pick up, Mar 2-3

10 Miler

$55.00 - Oct 6 - 8, 2023

$65.00 - Oct 9 - Dec 31, 2023

70.00 - Jan 1 - 31, 2024

$75.00 - Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024

$75.00 - At packet pick up, Mar 2-3

10 Miler Relay Team

$85.00 - Oct 6 - 8, 2023

$95.00 - Oct 9 - Dec 31, 2023

100.00 - Jan 1 - 31, 2024

$105.00 - Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024

$105.00 - At packet pick up, Mar 2-3

Registration transfers are not permitted to other Rip It Events. 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. Pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles are prohibited.

 RACE SWAG 
Registration fee includes soft cotton long sleeve shirt and finisher medal.

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 RACE INFO 

RIBBON TRAIL

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.

 

PACKET PICK-UP

Registered participants are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. This includes getting your bib, timing chip and shirt. Runners must attend one of the below options:

 

Saturday, March 2

White Oak Tavern, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042

or 

Sunday, March 3 at race venue, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (race day)

RACE CATEGORY CHANGES

Prior to race weekend:

If you decide to switch from the 10 miler to the 5 miler (or vise versa), please let us know by email prior to race day. The deadline to switch race category by email is Wednesday, March 29. Please send email to racedirector@ripitevents.com.

 

Prior to the start of the race:

Runners may elect to switch from the 10 miler to the 5 miler (or vice versa) at packet pick up on March 2 or 3. Please let us know when you pick up your race bib. 

Switching during the race:

For 10 mile runners - If during the race, you decided not to complete both loops of the 10 mile course, you will be removed from the race results (marked as DQ) and will not be eligible for awards. 10 mile runners will still receive a finisher medal.

BIB TRANSFERS

Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED

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 Start

9:06 a.m. - Wave 3 Start

10:30 a.m. - 5 Miler awards presentation (estimate)

10:46 a.m. - 10 Miler 2nd loop course cut off

11:15 a.m. - 10 Miler awards presentation (estimate)

WAVE START

IMPORTANT - To reduce the amount of passing during the first few miles of the race, participants will start in waves based on their average pace per mile. Each wave will consist of both 5 and 10 mile participants.

 

Wave 1 - 9:30 min per mile and faster

Wave 2 - 9:31 - 11:00 min per mile

Wave 3 - 11:01 min per mile and slower

RUN COURSE

The 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 10:46 a.m. (which requires runners to average approximately 20:00 per mile) will not be permitted to continue on the course. 

 

RELAY TEAMS (2 RUNNERS)

Only one runner from each team is permitted on the run course at any given time.

Runner A will start the race in their assigned wave and complete one loop of the run course. 

Runner A will exchange their race bib number (timing chip affixed to back side of bib number) at the 2nd loop bump our area with Runner B. Runner B will complete one loop of the run course into the finis line. At the finish line, runner B will get two finisher medals (one for each teammate). To view the relay exchange area, click HERE. 

WATER STATIONS 

There are no water stations on the 5 mile loop. There will be one water station at mile 5.1 (start of 2nd loop for 10 mile runners). All runners are encouraged  to wear a camel back, fuel belt or carry a water bottle. 

PARTICIPANT SHIRT

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. 

BATHROOMS

Porta-potties will be stationed at the start/finish line. There are no bathrooms on the run course.

AWARDS

Awards will be given to following categories for both the 5 Miler and 10 Miler: 

Overall Male - Top 3

Overall Female - Top 3

Overall Non-Binary - Top 3

Age Group - Top 3 (male & female) 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39,

40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89

All Male Relay, All Female Relay, Coed Relay

FINISHER MEDAL

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

RACE INFO
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