BIGFOOT ENDURANCE 5 & 10 Mile Trail Race
March 1, 2020 | 9:00 AM
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE 2020 RACE IS SOLD OUT! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS RACE. THERE IS NO WAITING LIST.
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, finisher medal and one beer provided by Hysteria Brewing Company. Additional beer will be for sale at the race.
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.
TRAVEL & PARKING - IMPORTANT!
Parking is limited at Rockburn Branch Park. Please consider carpooling with your fellow runners. The following parking plan has been created to help with the flow of traffic on race morning.
If you are doing the 10 Miler, please use the following GPS address and enter the park via the EAST entrance (on Landing Rd) - 5400 Landing Road, Elkridge, MD 21075. Following parking & venue signs to get to the start/finish line.
If you are doing the 5 Miler, please use the following GPS address and enter the park via the SOUTH entrance (on Montgomery Rd) - 6105 Rockburn Branch Park Rd, Elkridge, MD 21075. Following parking & venue signs to get to the start/finish line.
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.
Participants may elect to defer their 2020 registration to the 2021 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED. This is a standard rule for just about all races. There are two reasons for this rule.
1. MOST IMPORTANTLY - our race insurance covers registered runners only. It does not cover someone who is running under someone else's name/bib number.
2. This race sold out one week ago. After registration closed, we received MANY emails and phone calls from runners requesting entry into this race. It is unfair to allow a non-registered runner to use a bib number when many people would have gladly paid for a registration but could not.
RACE CATEGORY CHANGES:
If you decide to switch from the 10 Miler to the 5 miler (or vise versa), please let us know in-person at athlete check-in on Saturday or Sunday. We are no longer accepting changes via email at this point.
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. If you're unable to attend packet pick-up, someone may pick up your packet on your behalf. He/she MUST have a copy of the participants photo ID and permission note signed by the participant. No exceptions. The easiest way to accomplish this is to have the participant send a photo of their i.d. and a hand written note to your phone. Present this image to staff at packet pick up. 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. - Race Start (everyone will start together - note this is a NEW change)
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)
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.
Water stations on are 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 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+
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.
POST RACE FOOD & BEER
Back by popular demand, the Taco Bar Food Truck will be at the finish line serving breakfast sandwiches and their full lunch menu.
Post race beer is provided by Hysteria Brewing Company. Each participant will have a "beer ticket" attached to their bib. This ticket can be redeemed for one free beer inside the beer garden. Participants will need to show their I.D. to be admitted into the beer garden. No exceptions. Additional beer will be for sale at the race in the beer garden.