100 Mile Instructions - La Cloche Endurance Runs
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100 Mile Instructions

WELCOME TO THE La CLOCHE 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN

Our 100M Endurance Run activities start on  Thursday, October 11th, 2018.  Registration will open December 1st, 2017 at 7 am (ET)! Please check the website often.  Also, please read our Runner’s Manual (coming soon) for everything you and your friends, family and crew need to know about this year’s race. Everything you need to know is in there.

Schedule of Events
Mandatory Meeting, Check-in & Packet Pick-Up:

The mandatory meeting, check-in and packet pick-up will be Thursday, October 11, from 5-6 PM at the host hotel, Killarney Mountain Lodge, in Killarney, ON.  There is absolutely no race day check-in or packet pick-up.  Please see Schedule of Events below.

Thursday, October 11th, 2018 

5:00PM – 6:00PM Race package pickup, drop bags, medical check & mandatory gear check
5:00PM – 5:20PM Grand opening ceremonies
5:30PM – 6:00PM Mandatory meeting with guest speakers(s)

Friday, October 12th, 2018      

6:00 AM 100 Mile start
11:00 PM Hard cut off to start 2nd 50M Loop (17 hrs)

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 

8:00 PM Official end to the 100 Mile Endurance Run

Sunday, October 14th, 2018      

8:30AM-9:30AM Pancake breakfast (Killarney Mountain Lodge)
9:00AM – 10:00AM Awards presentation, draw prizes & closing ceremonies

MANDATORY MEETING:

Come meet your fellow runners, volunteers, Provincial Park staff and run-directors. We will also host a Q&A with a pretty amazing athlete panel that you won’t want to miss.


BAG DROP-OFF:

  • Your drop bags MUST be left at the Killarney Mountain Lodge on Thursday, October 11, between 5 and 7 PM to ensure that they get to the aid stations on time. Runners in our 100 miler may have 2 drop bags including a bag at the finish line (George Lake).  Please be sure to write your bib number, name and designated aid station (Stove Pipe Narrows or Finish) to each of your drop bags!
  • As runners, we’ve all been to races that clearly state that drop bags should be no bigger than a shoe box.  But what happens almost all of the time when we go to drop off our bags, we see bags of all sizes; with most of them being much bigger than a shoe box.  And the drop bags even though some are way bigger than a shoebox end up at their assigned aid station.  Well, the La Cloche Endurance Runs has the same drop bag policy – no drop bags bigger than a shoe box. Our aid stations are very remote and not easy to get to; so unlike other races, if your drop bag is bigger than a shoe box, it WON’T be delivered to its assigned aid station.
  • Drop bags will be returned to the Killarney Mountain Lodge and ready for pickup on Sunday 830 -10 AM.  WE WILL NOT SHIP DROP BAGS BACK TO YOU.  PLEASE ARRANGE TO HAVE YOUR DROP BAG PICKED UP BY SOMEONE IF YOU CAN’T DO IT YOURSELF.  TO REPEAT: WE WILL NOT SHIP DROP BAGS BACK TO YOU!

PARKING:

You will receive an Ontario Parks Parking Pass in your Racer’s Kit.  DO NOT forget this!  It will need to be displayed in your windshield.  There is very limited parking right near the start for those with family or friends dropping them off for the race.  

 

100 MILE RACE START:

100M runners will start right at George Lake Campground at 6:00 AM sharp. We will have coffee, as well as water at the start of the race.  However, please fill your water bottles before you get to the start line. There are bathrooms available.

AID STATIONS:

Even though our aid stations are remote, rest assured you will not go hungry.

All aid stations will be stocked with Tailwind, water and soft drinks, and a combination of turkey and cheese sandwiches and/or wraps, chips, goodies (i.e. cookies, candy), and fruit and vegetables.   There will be hot items for the night such as tea, coffee, soup, quesadillas, eggs, and bacon.

If there are other items you really want, please let us know.  We will try to accommodate, if there is enough demand.

The aid stations will be manned by friendly, smiling volunteers, who will do whatever they can to help you finish, so, please remember to be kind, smile back and say thanks.

It goes without saying, we all want you to finish, but your safety is our number one concern.  So, with that in mind before we can shut down an aid station, every runner must be accounted for. When entering an aid station please check in; and if for some reason you feel that you can’t finish, please make sure you tell someone at the aid station before you leave.  Initiating a search and rescue operation in Killarney Provincial Park is not an easy thing to do.

 

PACERS:

100M runners in the Elite Field (under 30-hour finish) will NOT be permitted to use a pacer.

All other 100M runners may have a pacer starting at the 51M maker (George Lake).  The course is very secluded and we just can’t do it any other way.  You are responsible for your pacer! Make sure your pacer is fit enough to complete this extremely challenging 51M course. All pacers MUST carry all mandatory gear as well.

Please note that we have a limited number of pacer spots available (40). Please register your pacers ASAP to avoid any disappointment.  (First come, first serve!)


DROPPING OUT:

Unfortunately, many of us have had races that don’t go as planned and we drop out. Understand that everyone involved with the La Cloche Endurance Runs will do everything in their power to help you finish, but should you decide to drop out, first and foremost please notify someone at the aid station. Also, PLEASE, PLEASE remember that this is a very remote course (with access for the most part only by foot and canoe) so even if you make it to an aid station and you drop out, understand that you may be there awhile (most likely until the aid station closes down).  We have an emergency management plan in place that will work to get you out of an aid station if there is a legitimate medical emergency.

Also please note that there is very limited and sporadic cellular service in case you try to reach your team.


POLES:

100M runners in the Elite Field (under 30-hour finish) will NOT be permitted the use of poles.  We are only permitting the use of poles for those not competing for the prize money.


CUT OFF TIMES:

The time limit for the elite runners is 30 hours (which is 12:00 AM on Sat. Oct. 13th, 2018)

For all other runners, the cut off is 38 hours (which is 8:00 PM on Sat. Oct. 13th, 2018)

Organizers reserve the right to stop any runner found medically unfit to continue, at their discretion. We understand that you might be upset if we pull you from the event, but understand that it’s for your safety, so please don’t argue if we tell you your race is over. Come back next year and show us how wrong we were.

FINISH:

The finish is right where you started. You did it!  Please have warm clothes waiting for you.  Time to rest a little and join us for our Closing Ceremonies at the Killarney Mountain Lodge, Sunday morning at 830AM.  Ceremonies will include a pancake breakfast, awards and draw prizes.  Family and friends are invited to join in the post-race celebration, however they will need to buy a ticket to attend – cost of each ticket is $20. If not already done so, tickets can be purchased Thursday evening at the opening ceremonies.


AWARDS:

We will have one finisher’s buckle for those runners finishing the 100M in under 30 hours, and another buckle for the sub 38-hour finishers.  Besides the finisher’s buckle, all finishers will receive a special gift (Inukshuk).  Overall women and men winners will also receive a nice award.  (Only one award per runner)


PRIZE MONEY:

Only 100M runners who have officially signed up in the Elite Field (under 30-hours) are eligible to compete for the prize money. Check out the Prize Money page.


MISCELLANEOUS:

The weather in October may be unpredictable, with rain or snow not out of the question – please plan ahead. All runners/pacers MUST carry all mandatory gear, as listed here.  It’s for your safety!

Please be nice to all the volunteers, they’re out there too.  Help each other out.  We can’t state enough, this course is rugged and secluded.  Use each other for support. Please be nice to each other. Get to know each other.  Do not litter.  And have fun.

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