135M to the House

135M to the House

135M to theHouse

10/01/2016 – 10/02/2016

Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House

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Ronald McDonald House Central Valley

Ronald Mcdonald House BakersfieldRonald McDonald House Central Valley

Course | Weather | Aid Stations | Rules | Travel | Fees | Volunteer | Race Start & Time Limits | Packet Pick-up | Race Day | Sponsors

On October 1st and 2nd, 2016 we are happy to be hosting the 135 mile Bakersfield to Central Valley Ronald McDonald House Benefit Relay & Ultra Marathon.  This event was started in 2013 when Ed Ettinghausen, Rudy Montoya, Leigh Moser, and David Thull ran the route from Bakersfield to Madera and raised almost $10,000.00 for the Bakersfield and Central Valley Ronald McDonald House.

The journey was so much fun they wanted to share it with you…so come and join us!

We would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to raise money for the Bakersfield and Central Valley Ronald McDonald House.

We have two registration options, you can run the entire distance solo or put together a 4-8 person relay team.

Relay Teams: The relay teams will consist of 4-8 runners.  Registration will be $30.00 per runner plus a $150.00 minimum fundraising commitment.

Solo Runners: Solo runners can register for $30.00 per runner plus a $150.00 minimum fundraising commitment.

 

COURSE

The 135 mile route will take you from Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House, located by the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, and will take you to the Central Valley Ronald McDonald House located by Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.

The run is a road event and is flat.  We will pass through the towns of Bakersfield, Delano, Visalia, Kingsburg, Clovis, Fresno, and will end in Madera.

Printable and downloadable maps are available on the MapMyRun Elemental Running page.

We suggest you add the MapMyRun application to your smart phone, print a map, or add the .gpx file to your Garmin.

 

WEATHER



AID STATIONS

This will be a crew/team supported race. Each runner/team will be allowed ONE vehicle to use as a crew/team vehicle.

 

PERFORMANCE RULES

Along with the standard rules the following rules will apply and be enforced rigorously:

  • All runners, crew, and participants must wear a reflective vest and a headlamp at all times from 06:00pm until 07:00am.
  • We prefer you wear light colored clothing at night. A flasher on the front of the runner is required.
  • All runners will run against traffic.
  • Runners will not run in the traffic lane.
  • Vehicles must be parked ALL THE WAY off the road and cannot block a traffic lane. Be smart about your vehicle placement.
  • Vehicles will have one magnet on the back or drivers side with the team name or runner name to be visible for the race direction team.
  • DO NOT block any windows on the vehicle will signs or writing.
  • Bibs must be worn on the front of the runner at all times. Each runner on a team will receive a bib for identification.

 

TRAVEL

Participants traveling by air will arrive at Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, CA.

 

FEES

Registration will be $30.00 per runner plus a $150.00 minimum fundraising commitment.

**You must register by Sunday 09/18/2016 in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size!**

 

 

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for ultra marathons. We have some of the best volunteers and we are always looking for some more.

 

 

RACE START AND TIME LIMITS

  • Solo Runners: 6:00am on Saturday 10/01/2016
  • Teams: 8:00am on Saturday 10/01/2016
  • Course cutoff will be 5:00pm on Sunday 10/02/2016

 

PACKET PICK-UP and MEETING

Teams and runners will get their shirts, packet, and awards at the finish of the race.

Solo Runner Meeting
Saturday, October 1st, 2016
5:00am
Ronald McDonald House Bakersfield
420 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Team Meeting
Saturday, October 1st, 2016
7:00am
Ronald McDonald House Bakersfield
420 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

RACE DAY

All participants will receive a technical shirt and a finisher medal (upon completion of the registered event).  Solo finishers will also receive a belt buckle at the completion of the race.

 

 

SPONSORS

 

 

 

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