Saturday, December 4, 2021 - Rockburn Branch Park, Elkridge, MD at 9:00 AM
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS RACE. ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE AT PACKET PICK UP.
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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.
Rockburn Branch Park
6105 Rockburn Branch Park Rd, Elkridge, MD 21075
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.
Register by Nov 16 to be guaraunteed a shirt.
$40.00 - Jul 15 - Jul 18, 2022
$50.00 - Jul 19 - Aug 31, 2022
$55.00 - Sept 1 - Nov 30, 2022
$60.00 - Dec 1 - Dec 8, 2022
$60.00 - At packet pick up, Dec 9-10
$50.00 - Jul 15 - Jul 18, 2022
$60.00 - Jul 19 - Aug 31, 2022
$65.00 - Sept 1 - Nov 30, 2022
$70.00 - Dec 1 - Dec 8, 2022
$70.00 - At packet pick up, Dec 9-10
10 Miler Relay (team of 2 people)
$80.00 - Jul 15 - Jul 18, 2022
$100.00 - Jul 19 - Aug 31, 2022
$110.00 - Sept 1 - Nov 30, 2022
$120.00 - Dec 1 - Dec 8, 2022
$120.00 - At packet pick up, Dec 9-10
Registration Opens July 15, 2022.
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.
Registration fee includes soft cotton long sleeve shirt and finisher medal.
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.
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:
Friday, Dec 9 - White Oak Tavern, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Saturday, Dec 10 at race venue, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (race day)
LONG SLEEVE SHIRT & FINISHER MEDAL
The deadline to be guaraunteed a shirt is Nov 16. We have ordered extra shits to anticipate final registration numbers. Runners who register after Nov 16 will be able to get a shirt after they finish their race (while supplies last). Every runner will receive a medal.
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, Dec 7. Please send email to email@example.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 Dec 9 or 10. 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.
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)
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
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. The 2022 course is slightly different than past years to accommodate trail closures. Please see the link below for the most up to date map.
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.
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.
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.
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.