WELCOME TO THE GLACIAL ESKER 40
We are very pleased to announce our new race The Glacial Esker 40. The race will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Start time is 6:00 AM and end time is 6:00 PM.
The Glacial Esker 40 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 40 miler or setting your personal record time for the distance.
You can register for the race at RunSignUp.
Please note that race registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and no deferrals are allowed to a future year under any circumstances. Each of you will acknowledge this by signing your initials electronically during the registration process.
Further, no refunds are given for dropping down in distance.
There are no formal qualifications for the 40 mile and 20 miles races, except good judgment on the part of runners, as to their fitness level for this event.
Official Finishers will receive medals or medal equivalent.
Awards are handed out as runners finish their race. There is no group ceremony for simplicity sake, as the race committee for the Glacial Esker 40 has opted for a low key approach.
The course is a 20 mile mixture of wide and narrow trails - from rolling hills, dirt, and off-camber grass sections. There will be very little road running on the course. The terrain and woods provides protection from the wind. Most of the trails surround the lakes.
Start/Finish: All three races start and finish at Sand Lake Beach.
Start Time: The start time for all three races will be Saturday at 6:00 AM.
COURSE AND MARKINGS
Cut-off Times / Aid Station Closures
The course is marked with pink flags that are always on your right side. Additionally, we have added permanent course markers and wooden plates with direction arrows at key locations.
Elevation: Approximately 1,200 feet per loop.
There are five aid stations spaced 3-5.5 miles apart. All aid stations are well stocked with a large assortment of hot and cold food, as well as water, electrolyte drinks, and carbonated beverages. Some gels will also be available.
Runners are responsible for their own specific energy products, electrolyte supplements, medications, and personal hygiene products. Those with strict dietary requirements or specific medical conditions are advised to pack needed items in drop bags or carry with them.
The available locations are the start/finish line and the rally campground (halfway point of the course).
The drop bags will be transported to the rally campground right after the start of the race. These bags will be returned to the Main Tent if placed in the return location at the aid station or after the race.
The participants will also have the option of picking up the drop bags after they've finished.
Please note that there will be no drop bags allowed at the schoolhouse.
VOLUNTEERS AND PACERS INFORMATION
Please note the following:
1) There are two aid stations at the schoolhouse - one across the street (hilltop) and one next to the schoolhouse.
2) At the race committee's discretion, we may need to move some of the volunteers to have an even spread. We'll inform you of any adjustments.
3) If you decide to select a volunteer position online but later find out that you cannot attend, please inform Steve Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org. It puts us in a bad position if people say they're going to volunteer then don't show up.
From all of us, thank you for volunteering. You have no idea how many compliments we've received about our volunteers over the years. They are the best.
How to sign up to volunteer
Volunteer Email Link
Volunteers are essential to the successful outcome of the Glacial Esker 40. If you would like to volunteer please contact Steve Carr at email@example.com.
Also refer to the Indiana Trail 100 Facebook page for volunteer opportunities.
Again, special thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers that help make this event a great experience for everyone involved. Remember that this event is managed by Ultrarunners for Ultrarunners. All net proceeds go to promoting and maintaining the Chain O’ Lakes State Park. Your support through contributions and volunteerism is greatly appreciated.
Be courteous and obey any requests from race officials.
Crew must review and be familiar with ALL rules.
Crew members may not use supplies provided at aid stations, including food.
Crew may only park in authorized areas.
Crew may only support runner and pacer within 100 feet of an official aid station.
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