NO MANs 50K

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

02 MAR 2019
Start:  6:00am

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OVERVIEW

What is the No Man’s 50K Challenge?  Well, it is exactly as it sounds. It is a trail running endurance challenge for Women!  Hence the name: No Man’s 50K Challenge.  Okay, it is a slight play on words. Men, husbands, boyfriends, children, family and significant others will be part of the challenge, just not in a running capacity.  The co-race directors for this race and series will be Katie and Zoe Papadopoulos.

The creations are born out of simplicity. Our idea for a Women’s only trail race and series started about three years ago.  Our eldest daughter Katie wanted to know there were so many men in trail races and said “There are not enough women in your races.”  A simple observation made by a kid who has been attending ultras since she was an infant. Dad responds, “Yeah, I know.” Katie answers, “Well, let’s make one and I can do your job.”

And so an adventure for the ages begins!

GENERAL RACE DESCRIPTION

The No Man’s 50K will be a 100% Women’s trail race.  The course will feature two loops of 15+ miles.  The run will start and finish at the Telegraph Road Pavilion at Prince William Forest Park.  Runners will have a 9 (nine) hour cut off, with an intermediate time cut of 4 hours and 15 minutes for the completion of the first loops.  There will be two aid stations on each loop, with a third being located at the Start/Finish area.  The aid stations will be at the intersection of Black Top and Burma Road (approximate mile 6.5) and at the end of Black Top Road, next to the Turkey Run Education Center (TREC) (approximate mile 11.0).  Finally, the start/finish area will be a tertiary aid station for the first loop and finish area .  Only race personal will be allowed at the two aid station locations on the course.  Violation = Disqualification.  This is to limit vehicle congestion within the Park to only essential event personal for safety measures and permit requirements.

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RACE DETAILS

•   Women’s Only Trail Race
•   Limited to 200 entrants
•   Approximate: 150 SOLO slots / 50 2-Person Team Slots
•   Great first time ultra-marathon route
•   2 loops of 15-ish miles
•   06:00 start
•   Generous 9 hour cut-off
•   5 full stocked aid stations between 5.5 to 7 miles apart
•   99.7% trails and 0.3% road

 

CLICK HERE for the route map on a Prince William Forest Park map (courtesy NPS).

CLICK HERE for the detailed turn by turn directions. 

RACE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must have a light (torch) for the early morning segment of the race.
  2. No crews at aid stations or on route.
  3. Hydration is REQUIRED along with something for caloric intake.
  4. Enjoy our National Park.
  5. Finish by time limit for official credit.
  6.  Be SAFE and have FUN!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS to START/FINISH AREA

From Washington DC and Points North:

  1. Take I-95 South.
  2. Take exit 150B. This will put you on Rte. 619 West.
  3. After 0.5 miles, make a Right into the Main Entrance of the Park.
  4. Drive through the Gate for about 1.3miles. You will see the Visitor Center in front of you.
  5. Bear to the Right. You will see a sign that Says “Telegraph Road Pavilion”.
  6. Stay on this road for 0.5 miles an we will each Parking and the Start/Finish location.

From Richmond and Points South:

  1. Take I-95 North.
  2. Take exit 150. Follow signs for Rte 619 West.
  3. Make a Left onto 619 West.
  4. Drive under Interstate I-95.
  5. After 0.75 miles, make a Right into the Main Entrance of the Park.
  6. Drive through the Gate for about 1.3miles. You will see the Visitor Center in front of you.
  7. Bear to the Right. You will see a sign that Says “Telegraph Road Pavilion”.
  8. Stay on this road for 0.5 miles an we will each Parking and the Start/Finish location.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, 02 MAR 2019

04:45:  Check-In begins
05:45:  Pre-race briefing
06:00:  NO MAN's 50K Race Begins
09:30:  Kid's 1.5M trail race begins
10:45:  First Loop Cut-Off at Start/Finish Aid Station
13:00:  Awards Ceremony
13:30:  Start post-race meal
15:00:  Completion of NO MAN'S 50K

PRICING AND AWARDS

The pricing for solo runners is $85.00 before 14 JAN.  Due the logistics involved with the race, the fee will increase to $100.00 on 14 JAN.  All finishers will receive a finisher’s award.  Special award recognition will be given to the top five (5) SOLO women.  The awards ceremony will be held at 13:00 on Saturday in conjunction with the post-race meal.

Pricing for the 2-Person relay will be $170.00 before 14 JAN.  Due to logistics involved with the race, the fee will increase to $170.00 on 14 JAN.  Awards will be given to the top five (5) teams completing the race.  The awards ceremony will be held at 13:00 on Saturday in conjunction with the post-race meal.

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