Boulder Field Ultra

Race date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019
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Race information: 

The entire course is within Hickory Run State Park. The course is a figure 8 shaped 50K loop, 100k runners will run the 50k course twice.

90% of the course is a mix of single track hiking trails and some wider multi-use trails, only about 1 mile of (gravel)road.
Most of the trails are not considered super difficult by trail running standards, but especially the Shades of Death Trail section ( about 1 mile)and the boulderfield crossing ( less then 1 mile) are very difficult.

Event type and distance: 
Trail - 18M/ 50K/ 100K
Day of week: 
Saturday
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City and state race location : 
White Haven, PA
City: 
White Haven
Zip code: 
18661
Name of park, lake or trail : 

Hickory Run State Park

Starting line address: 
Sand Spring Lake-3613 State Route 534, White Haven, PA 18661
Season: 
Race timed, managed or directed by: 

Uberendurancesports - no need to race in Lederhosen
www.uberendurancesports.com/

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Comments

Comment: 

The Boulder field 100k/50k was created to offer a new, more challenging race to our runners. We do believe that every properly trained runner can tackle this challenge but it will be more difficult than our other trail races. Elevation is estimated to be about 4000ft per 50k loop. In addition to the rolling character of the course , you will encounter a boulder field crossing and a very rugged 1 mile trail section called the Shades of Death Trail. But it will not be quite as difficult as many of the races in the upstate PA area, so I would think it would be fair to describe this as a mid-level difficulty course. There is a 16 hour time limit for the 100k & 14 hour for the 50k, which will make the shorter race hiker friendly.