The Rockin' Rockwoods 53K course will be two out and back sections across the scenic Green Rock Trail and Fox Run Trail with 5200ft of elevation gain.
The Rockin' Rockwoods 1/2 Marathon will be an out and back across the Green Rock, Eagle Valley and Deer Run Trails with 2200ft of elevation gain.
The terrain ranges from hard-packed dirt to loose, uneven rock and extremely hilly, technical trails. This is a challenging course of steep grades and rolling hills. Runners will be treated to 95% singletrack with rocks, roots, and creek crossings that make for a fairly technical out-and-back run.
***It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course. While we mark the course to the best of our ability with signs, flour, volunteers, etc., in the end it becomes the athlete’s responsibility to know the course, based on the maps provided. We are not responsible for course sabotage or non-race personnel misdirecting athletes. And if you follow a pack of runners and know it’s the wrong way, don’t follow them. If there are any official course changes, a revised map will be posted on the website prior to the event AND announced at the race prior to the start*** PACKET PICKUP AND BIB ASSIGNMENTS
Packet Pickup for both 53K and 1/2 Marathon Distances will be held at Muckerman Shelter on Saturday, September 18 starting at 6AM - 6:50AM. Bibs will be assigned for all registered runners after September 15, 2021 when the online race registration closes on UltraSignup and will be followed by the final race day email.
START TIME & TIME LIMIT
The 53K and 1/2 Marathon will both start time is 7:00 a.m. The cut-off times for both distances is 10 hours. Other cut-off times to note that will be strictly enforced are as follows: - All runners must be checked OUT of aid station 4 (Rockwoods Reservation - 20.75 Mi) prior to 12:50 PM on their way back to the start/finish. - The second cutoff will be enforced at aid station 3/5 (Scenic Loop 26 Mi) all runners must be checked OUT of the aid station prior to 2:50 PM on their way back to the start/finish. **Please note if a runner is unable to make the above listed cut-off times at the aid stations they will be not be allowed to continue on the course**
Drop bags for 53K Runners are allowed at the Rockwoods Reservation turnaround aid station #4 at 20.75 miles and start/finish at Muckerman Shelter
There will be NO DROP BAGS for 1/2 Marathon Runners at aid stations but you are welcome to leave a drop bag at start/finish for post race.
*Drop bags will be collected at Muckerman Shelter at check-in on Saturday, September 18, 2021 and can be left at the designated drop bag location. We will transport your drop bags to Rockwoods Reservation and the aid crew will bring the drop bags back once they warp up the aid station*
CREW ACCESS AT AID STATIONS
There will be no crew access at aid station #2/#6 (Screaming Eagle) and aid station #3/#5 (Scenic Rd Loop)
Your crew can drive to aid station #1 (Rockwoods Range) and aid station #4 (Rockwoods Reservation) AND bring a chair with you to hang out at the start/finish (Muckerman Shelter) PLEASE REVIEW THE COURSE MAPS FOR DISTANCE INBETWEEN EACH AID STATION.
Four manned aid stations will be fully stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, gels, snacks, first aid and enthusiastic volunteers! Approximate distance between aid stations is five miles with no distance greater than seven-and-a-half miles between aid stations.
Restrooms are available at the start/finish and at the turnaround point for both distances.
SWAG & AWARDS
Included in your race registration fees:
- Custom, technical running beanie by Headsweats - **DEADLINE FOR GUARANTEED Beanie WITH YOUR REGISTRATION IS August 8, 2021** Alternative Swag Will be given to all participants that register after the above deadline - Post race grub and beer to Salute! - Race Photo's by Janzow Photography - All 53K and 1/2 Marathon finishers will receive a custom hand made medal
Awards will be given for: Top three male & female performers for 53K and 1/2 Marathon Distance.
**All medals and awards need to picked up by the runners as they finish. We will not be mailing your swag, medals and/or awards**
Enjoy delicious barbecue, hang out and drink, and cheer on your fellow Rockin' Rockwoods racers!