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2017 Race - 10K, 30K, 50K, & 50 Miler

50 Miler Solo And Relay- Start Time: 6:00 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2017
50K Solo - Start Time: 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2017
30K Solo - Start Time: 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, 2017
10K Solo - Start Time: 8:00 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2017
Finish - All events end at 8:00 pm;  
All runners must begin last lap by 6:00 pm;

Rules - Solo
  • 50 Mile Entrants complete 8 laps of 10K course, minimum runners age is 18 years old.
  • 50K Entrants complete 5 laps of 10K course, minimum runners age is 16 years old with parental permission.
  • 30K Entrants complete 3 laps of 10K course, minimum runners age is 14 years old with parental permission.
  • 10K Entrants complete 1 lap of 10K course, minimum runners age is 12 years old with parental permission.
  • Awards will be given to the top Male and Female racer in each category, if there is adequate registration awards may be added for top Masters(40+ years) as well. 
  • All runners must start at the specified race start time. 
  • All runners will receive hand crafted finisher award for completing the race they registered to run.  No switching of race distance during race, please don't ask to do it.
  • All events end at 8:00 PM, all participants must leave park by sunset. 
  • No littering.
  • No whining.
  • Pacers - Pacers are only allowed for runners participating in the 50-mile race.  50 Mile runners can have a pacer with them after they complete 5 laps of the course.  Pacers are to travel behind their runners and are not to carry any items for the runner they are pacing.  Pacers must register at the starting line and sign a waiver.  They are free to accept aid at aid stations as well.   
  • All rules are subject to enforcement and subjective decision of Race Director.  
Rules - Relay
  • Awards will be given in three categories, Top male, Top female and Top mixed team.  
  • All teams will consist of 3 runners, no more, no less.
  • Teams can determine when and who runs each of the first 7 of the 8 loops of the course.   BUT all team members must complete the final lap together.   Team members cannot start last lap until the first 7 laps are complete.  Team time will be when last team member finishes the last lap.   
    • IE.
      • Runner 1 runs lap 1
      • Runner 2 runs lap 2
      • Runner 3 runs lap 3
      • Runner 1 runs lap 4
      • Runner 2 runs lap 5
      • Runner 3 runs lap 6
      • Runner 1 runs lap 7
      • Runner 1, 2 & 3 run lap 8 together.  
    •   
  • All rules are subject to enforcement and subjective decision of Race Director.  

Trail
  • All races will start and finish at the Cayuga Groove at Settlers Cabin park.
  • The trail will be a 10K loop, runners must run direction specified by race director.  
    • The direction of travel may change during the course of the race. 
  • Terrain will primarily be single track trail with minimal road crossings.
  • There will be hills, mud, vegetation, and/or other obstacles. 
  • Trail will be well marked, but it is up to each racer to navigate his/her own way.  
  • Their will be one primary aid station at the Start/Finish line and one Fluid / Minimal aid station at the approximate halfway point of the loop.  
  • Below is a GPS Map with elevation of the tentative course for 2015, 2016 will be similar but different with the start/finish line moving to Cayuga shelter.  

HHNH-2015

Written Description of Trail of 2015 course.

Starting at Algonquin groove run North, up the hill and cross over Papose drive towards the Gilbert Love shelter.   Continue to end of Gilbert Love shelter parking lot and pick up the red trail which continues north along edge of field and up the hill towards Bayer Road.  Trail makes slight right at top of road onto old park road and continue for 200-300 feet before turning left and descending onto red trail.  Trail continues through gully and does multiple switch backs with very slight up and downs.  Trail eventually ends up on Greer Road and the start of the Red Trail at approximately 0.3 miles. 

Cross over Greer Road and follow Red Blazes down the trail descending into the woods and away from Bayer Road.  Red trails descends sharply at first and then levels out and continues through wooded and open sections.  Follow sign to the Lake Route and then end up back on Red Trail.  Continue on Red trail all the way to Old Greer Road, which is looking more like a passable road due to some recent construction.   

Continue Straight/East over Old Greer Road onto trail heading uphill.  Trail comes to a T at top of hill and turn left to continue climbing up the trail.  This section of trail runs parallel to Old Greer Road and is not blazed.  Continue following this trail until it comes to a T at the start of the Purple Trail.  At this point go up hill and take a right onto unblazed trail which eventually drops back onto the purple trail.  Continue on purple until it intersects with Green.  Take the green trail and then look for trail to the right which goes down to a water fall.  Cross over stream and look out for green blazes up the hill.  Keep your eyes focused on the ascent to your right, with the trail eventually becoming very steep and deeply rutted.  Plod on for about 0.25 miles and you will soon be rewarded with the intersection of the blue trail and more nice wide flat runnable trail.  

At the top of the green trail make a right on the blue trail and continue approximately 0.75 miles until the trail comes out into an open field and tennis courts.  Make a left BEFORE the tennis courts and continue up the hill in the field.  This section of trail in not blazed and not part of the blue loop.  Towards the top of the hill the trail snakes to the left to continue its ascent towards the parking lots of the Chipewa/Flint grooves.  Make a sharp right at the top of the hill and continue past the Mohawk shelter running through an open area along the tree line.  Eventually the field comes down to where the blue trail is again intersected by making a right back into the woods. Follow the blue trail another 0.3 miles until it makes a steep decent.  At  the bottom of the hill make a sharp left to continue up an un-blazed trail to arrive back at the Algonquin Shelter and one complete loop of the Hell Hath No Hurry 2015 Course.       







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