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25kTrailRun + Hike + Beer&BBQ = MD HEAT Race Ultra Signup - Register Online Now!
SIGNUP OPEN! Sat Aug 9th, 2014

MD HEAT: A 25k or 50k all-trail running and hiking challenge and after party in Patapsco Park outside of Baltimore, MD. H.E.A.T.: High Endurance Adventure Test

Date: Saturday August 9th, 2014. Mark your calendars!

Goal: To FINISH (run, hike, walk, crawl) and have a GREAT time afterwards. Timing is secondary. The PARTY after is your prize!

Volunteers: See Volunteer signup page. Will pay in BBQ and Beer :-)

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Course Description

25k (16 miles) all trail. No loops. The 50k option is two loops. One long trail on varying terrain, mostly forest shaded. Everything from rock scrambling uphills to single track downhills, to mountain bike havens and as few fireroads as possible in order to get you back on lovable dirt enlightenment. Elevation gain is estimated at 2800-3000 ft. The trails are very technical and challenging. A great course to hike, run, or both. Its really an adventure and a beautiful park. You won't know you are 8 miles outside Baltimore. 3+ Aid Stations with plenty of water and some food. Course markings and detailed maps are planned to be included.

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After-party

Unlimited Kegs (until we run out anyway), pulled pork, burgers, hotdogs, Vegan offering. Horseshoes, Cornhole (if you dont know - now u know), Music, and Games. Race winners get bragging rights. We are renting three of the Patapsco Avalon Shelters, which have bathrooms nearby, a cold river for swimming on a scorching day, a pit for bbq, and plenty of space to enjoy ourselves.

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When?

  • Event Date: August 9th, Saturday 2014
    • 25k
      • 7:00 am get to parking lot (we need to shuttle hundreds of people in, which takes a few hrs)
      • 9:00 am 25k race start
      • No time limit (though we will stop you if everyone else is done)
      • 7:00 pm party finish's (or until people stay)
    • 50k
      • 5:45 am get to parking lot (you need 30 mins to be bussed, and 30 mins to checkin)
      • 7:00 am 50k race start
      • 9 hr time-limit (we will be flexible, though we will stop you if everyone else is done)
      • 7:00 pm party finish's (or until people stay)

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Location, Buses, Parking

Please do not park at Startline. All runners, attendees, spectators must shuttle in from the exterior parking lot, or we might not have our race next year!

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50k Info

We are having an ultra 50k option this year. It will be two 16 mile loops (same loop), with fewer aid stations during the beginning and a 9 hour cut-off time (we will be flexible within reason). Aid would be @ miles 8, 16, 24 and 28 - meaning you need to self-sustain for 8 miles at a time. Start time is 7am. This means getting to the parking lot and boarding the bus extra early!

Logistics

Clothing or towels or personal items will not be watched. Put your stuff in a bag, start a pile, and it should be fine. Spectators, visitors, family, etc can come. They need to park in the same lot and take the bus in. The bus runs all day long. There is NO early packet pickup. Participant checkin is race day, before the race. Volunteers, if you dont know where to go, checkin at the same runner registration desk.

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What you get

Running SHORTS for 2014!! This year, we are swapping out shirts for shorts! Running shorts that match prior years shirts. On the back they say “BAD ASS” on each cheek :-p , and in small text there is a “MD HEAT Race”. The color is likely to be Red or Orange or something that will match prior years shirt theme colors. Shorts can be purchased when you register online (preferred and cheaper).

At event, matching shirts and shorts will be for sale at marked up prices.

Goody bags also come chock full of freebies from the likes of REI and yummy runner food companies.

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Sponsors Etc

Causes / Charity

This is a not-for-profit race that benefits two major causes:

The race has its own 501c3 organization called '4Life', that both pays for any services and goods, and donates the remainder to the charities above.

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