How does the Sun Up To Sun Down Trail Race work?
Run a 5K every hour on the hour for 10 hours straight. The course is a 5K loop with a shared start/finish line. Participants must be ready and at the start line at the top of every hour.
Can I run with a team?
Two-person teams can register for this event. You must register in the team category for this event. Two-person teams can determine how they want to split the 50K distance/10 loops. For example: teammates may alternate loops or one team mate may run the first 5 while the other runs the last five.
How is the event timed?
Results will be based on chipped timing. Each loop will be timed, and participants/team results will be the total time for the 10 loops.
What are the requirements for this event?
Participants must be able to finish each 5K loop in under 55 minutes. Anyone who does not meet the time cut off each hour will not be permitted to continue, and they will be listed as a “DNF” (did not finish) in results.
Will there be awards?
Individual Awards | Overall fastest male and female winner will receive Brooks running shoes thanks to Running Etc.
Team Awards | Fastest male team, female team, and co-ed team – prize TBD
Awards are based on cumulative time.
J&A Racing will also be raffling prizes to registered participants throughout the event.
What type of food & fuel will be provided?
A base camp will be set up at the start/finish line of the event. Within the basecamp, soup and snacks from Fruitive will be available to participants along with Nuun products, Honey Stinger products, and other special treats.
The event is a cupless event with no aid stations on the 5K loop. Participants will need to carry their own hydration while they are on the course.
To keep both participants and staff safe, race staff will not handle runner’s water bottles or hydration packs at base camp.
Where can I park?
Participants will be provided a free parking pass with their race packet. Parking will be located next to the Base Camp area at the Boat Ramp (64th Street Entrance). Teams are highly encouraged to car pool.
What COVID-19 considerations will be in place?
Participants will be required to wear face coverings when not actively on the race course. This includes prior to the start of the event, as they wait to load their start corral, while in the start corrals, and in the finish line chute. All runners are encouraged to wear their masks through the start line. Participants are encouraged but not required to wear a mask while racing on the course.
The event will be streamlined to help reduce excess human touchpoints to include packet pickup, finish line, etc.
Hand sanitizer will be available for usage throughout the event including at packet pick-up, bottle filling stations, and near the start and finish areas.
Reduced start waves sizes (25 runners per wave) to meet CDC State guidelines and proper social distancing. Read the latest executive order here.
Are spectators allowed?
Per the latest executive order, two spectators are allowed per person.
What should I expect on the trail?
All participants are encouraged to use proper trail etiquette at this event. The trail will be open to other runners, walkers, and cyclist. When passing, please announce your arrival (ex. “on your left”) and pass on the left. Stay on the designated 5K loop at all times. Pacers are not permitted to run with you. Race bibs must be worn and visible at all times.
What if the event can’t be held on January 30, 2021?
If the event can not be hosted on January 30, 2021, it will be rescheduled for a future date. Participant registration will be automatically moved the rescheduled date. Entry fees are non-refundable and can not be transferred to other participants.