FAQ - La Cloche Endurance Runs
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FAQ

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1. Are pacers allowed?

Yes, but only in the 100-mile endurance run and only for those 100-mile runners NOT going for the prize money.  No pacers are allowed in the 50M endurance run.

2.  Are drop bags allowed?

Due to the remote nature of the course, there will be NO drop bags allowed in the 50-mile event and only 2 drop bags allowed in the 100-mile event (at the turnaround and at Aid Station 5).

3. What are the aid station cut off times?

Since this is a new event, other than the 17-hour time limit at the 100 mile turn around, there are NO cut-off’s.

4.  Are poles allowed?

Yes, but only for the 100-mile and 50-mile runners that are NOT going for the prize money. (Registered as non-elite.)

5.  What is the course like?

It is almost 100% single track, rugged and remote, but also very beautiful. The course has very few flat sections, so expect to either be climbing or descending.

6.  What are the prizes like?

Everyone in the 100-mile event who finishes will get a buckle. The 50-mile event finishers will receive a medallion. In addition, there are great cash and other prizes. For complete details, visit the Prize Money & Awards tab.

7.  What is the weather like in Killarney in October?

It could be cold or warm, sunny or rain or even snow. Daytime highs range from 7C to 12C and daily lows from 3C to 9C over the month.  Plan for anything. Please take note of the mandatory gear list.

8.  What is the easiest way to get to Killarney?

There are 2 airports that you can fly into – Toronto Pearson and the drive up would be about 4 hours or you can fly into Sudbury (connecting from Toronto) and the drive would be about 1.5 hours. For complete details please visit the Lodging and Airports tab.

9.  Where can I stay while in Killarney? 

We have a great host lodge – the Killarney Mountain Lodge. But in addition, there are many other places to stay and even camp. For complete details visit the Lodging and Airports tab.

10.  What if I can’t finish and decide to drop out?

This is a very remote course (with access for the most part only by foot and canoe) so when you drop out at an aid station, 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.

11.  What is the difference between the “elite” and “non-elite” categories?

At registration, all entrants will need to decide if they want to participate as an “elite” or an “non-elite”.  This is your decision.  The following should make your decision a little easier.

For those registering in the 100M: “Elite” runners must complete the endurance run in under 30- hours, with no poles and no pacers.  “Non-elite” runners have up to 38hrs, may use poles and pacers (limited spots for pacers). Only 100M runners who have officially signed up in the Elite Field (under 30-hours) are eligible to compete for the prize money.

For those registering in the 50M: “Elite” runners must complete the endurance run in under 13-hours, with no poles.  “Non-elite” runners have up to 18 hrs and may use poles.  No runner in the 50M endurance run will have a pacer. Only 50M runners who have officially signed up in the Elite Field (under 13-hours) are eligible to compete for the prize money.

* “Elite” runners who complete the 100M endurance run in over 30-hours will be considered a DNF.

**”Non-elite” runners who complete the 100M endurance run in under 30-hours will receive an official under-30 hour buckle.

Still have a question? Feel free to email info@laclocheenduranceruns.com

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