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JACKSON COUNTY  ULTRAS

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100K | 100K Relay | 50K | 10M

Dec 7th, 2024

Brownstown, IN 

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"Dare to set such audacious goals you must grow to obtain them."
-Your Future Self-

Description

Race Date: Saturday Dec. 7th 2024

Location: Brownstown IN "Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center, Inc." 
Distances: 10m, 50k, 100K, 100K 2-6p Relay
Course Difficulty: Brutal 
- 1600* of gain per 10m- but you can do it!

Sweatshirt deadline Nov 22nd:

  • You must be present to pick up. We are unable to hold orders or mail them. 

Pricing: Prices increase Sept 7th. 

  • If you run Tecumseh Trail Challenge 50k "perfect training race for the 100k, we will give you a 20% off code for the 50k or 100k, though we hope you support the 100k! Click here for Tecumseh details.

  • 10 Miler - Early $35 / Increase $45 / Day of $55

  • 50k- Early $90 / Increase $105 / Day of $115

  • 100K- FIRST 50 TO SIGN UP $100 then- $125 / Increase $140 / Day of $150

  • 100K Relay 2-6person team

    • 2p- Team Price-$140 / Increase $160

    • 3p- Team Price-$180 / Increase $210

    • 4p- Team Price-$200 / Increase $240

    • 5p- Team Price- $225 / Increase $275 

    • 6p- Team Price- $240/ Increase $300

UPDATES

Jackson County Ultras represents everything ultra running is about. Challenging ourselves to audacious goals, reaching the top of a climb and setting our sights at another pinnacle in the distance to continue our growth! That's what we are doing with this race. We are throwing the cards on the table and counting on you to bring it home. Below are new additions we are bringing to the 100k soloist race and why we have made this choice.

  • VISION for 2025- WESTERN STATES ENDURANCE RUN QUALIFIER!

    • The Midwest has some great 100 miler western states qualifiers. However they are a bit flat and fast as compared to what we have here "if you know you know." There are few if any 100k qualifiers. We have the course, we're adding the distance, now we just need YOU! HELP US HIT 100 FINISHERS IN THE 100k THIS YEAR AND BOOM BABY, NEXT YEAR WE ARE A WESTERN STATES QUALIFIER!

      • If we hit are goal then in 2025 you will be able to run with us again and have a qualifier for Western States 2026!

  • 100k FINISHERS RECIEVE A RAD BELT BUCKLE! 

    • Design in progress... stay tuned.

  • LIVE TRACKING! Brought to you by Adventure Enablers

    • You will be able to watch where your runner is at in real time displayed on screens or right from your mobile device! Pretty exciting and adds a level of safety.

    • ​100k Runners will be required to have a way of carrying tracker on them throughout the race. Please see tracker details below near bottom of page!

  • HYPE CREW!

    • IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER WE NEED HYPE AT OUR AID STATIONS & FINISH LINE! EVERY FINISHER DESERVES TO FEEL CELEBRATED FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENT! BE PART OF OUR HYPE CREW KEEPING THOSE AID STATION VIBES ALIVE AND FINSIHERS CHEERED ON STRONG INTO THE LATE HOURS! SHIFTS FOR 6 HOURS OR MORE WILL GET FREE ENTRY NEXT YEAR OR TO ANY DISTANCE AT TECUMSEH TRAIL CHALLENGE. Email or sign up on Ultrasignup!

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  •  Challenge yourself to another level at Jackson County Ultras. Very steep topography rewards you with fantastic vistas along the ridgetops in Jackson-Washington State Forest. Each lap will take you around two different and beautiful lakes and to the highest point in Jackson county.

  • Though the course is rugged, Pyoca Camp, Conference, and Retreat Center balances that out with warm, dry places to eat, sleep, shower, and gather before and after the race. We've partnered with the camp to bring you affordable weekend-long packages including full meals on Friday night, Saturday post-race "ends at Midnight", and Sunday recovery breakfast. Cabin Details/Photos. Booked on Ultrasignup.

    • Friday night meal consist of Pasta Bar, Garlic Bread/bread sticks, salad, drinks, and a dessert."Purchased with registration on Ultrasignup."

  • CAMPING- Jackson-Washington State Forest has 54 primitive first come first serve campsites. They are $13 per night. These are located conveniently just down the road from the event and even some of the sites are on the course itself. 

  • The course is a 10-mile loop with approximately 1,600 feet of vertical gain per lap. The trail is a mix of double-track (fire road style) trail and single-track narrow trail. About 3/4 mile of the course is on a paved road within the State Forest. Aid stations will be located every 3-5 miles along the route, and each lap will pass within feet of Pyoca's lodge building; offering warmth, restrooms, and access to your personal stash of food, clothing, and other needs.

  • Your entry fee also includes:

    • Post-race food Noon-Midnight ( Chili, Vegan/GF Soup, Assorted Sandwiches, Hummus Pita and veggie tray, chefs salad, chips, condiments drinks, etc.)

    • Access to post-race showers, aid stations stocked with liquids and energy snacks, and more.

    • Ultra-distance runners (50k & Up) only will receive: unique item "tba- glove, beanie, etc. type item," a finisher medal, (100k solo get BELT BUCKLES) and race awards for overall and age group top three.

100k Relay

  • Relay teams consisting of 2-6 team members will do a minimum of 1 lap each. (10miles/1600ft gain)

  • Teams may split lap order up however they choose.

    • Ex. (2 person team- p1 runs 4 laps, p2 runs 2 laps = 6 laps) or ( 3 person team- p1 runs 1 lap, p2 runs 2 laps, p3 runs 3laps = 6 laps ) etc.

  • 6 person teams require each team member to run 1 lap.

  • Ea team member must run an ENTIRE lap (10miles) you CAN NOT switch runners in the middle of a lap.

  • NO PACERS.

  • Start/Finish exchange point is right by the main building. You can stay warm and comfortable inside while watching through huge windows to prepare for your exchange. 

  • 100k relay teams will start at 7:30am with solo 100k runners.

  • Teams will receive 1 bib that must stay on course, crossing the finish line with each 10 mile lap before being transferred on to the next team mate.

  • Awards currently set for top 3 teams overall "awards upon completion at finish," if there are enough all male, all female & coed teams we will create more award categories per demand.

  • Cutoff is same as solo runners 7:30a.m

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EVENT​ SCHEDULE

Friday, December 6th

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm - Check-in / Registration m

  • 7:00pm-8:00pm -Friday Dinner ($18.00) 

Saturday, December 7th (RACE DAY)

  •  6:00- 8:00am - Check in/ Day of Registration  

  • Start times :

  • 7:30am : Race cutoff (all divisions)

  • THAT'S RIGHT, 100K RUNNERS GET 24HOURS TO GET IT DONE!

  • Sunday, December 8th

    • 8:30am - 9:30am - Breakfast

    • 10:00am - Lodge closed to participants 

    • 3:00PM - Check out / leave 

We are proud to partner with Runners Forum this year! Upon registration you will receive a discount code good for 20% off trail shoes. Some Exclusions may apply.

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COURSE MAP

Official 2024 course pending. We will be tweaking things very slightly to achieve 100k accuracy, Aid Station Chart to be updated as well, will be very similiar.

MAPS: GPX

CABIN & PROPERTY MAP

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PRIMITIVE CAMPING

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CABINS. Click for names.

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LIVE TRACKING DEVICE DETAILS.

PLEASE REVIEW PRIOR TO RACEDAY

Map & Directions

  • PYOCA- 886 E County Rd 100 S, Brownstown, IN 47220

  • JWSF is located in Brownstown, Indiana; one hour from Louisville, KY, just over an hour from Indianapolis, and under two hours drive time from Cincinnati.

  • Take State Rd 250 east from Brownstown, two miles, passing PYOCA.  Turn left toward the forest office / campground (Camp Rd).

Race Day Rules

  • The 100k race is six laps.

  • The 50k will run a one mile out and back across the dam before starting 3 full laps.

  • Participants may not "drop down" to a shorter distance category during the race.

  • One Pacer runner is allowed to accompany you on your last 2 laps.

  • Pacers Must register and pick up pacer bib. Pacer Registration is free.

  • Accommodations must be purchased. See store on Ultrasignup to buy ad ons.

  • Pacers are welcome to use Aid stations.

  • Pacers may not MULE items for runners, doing do will results in DQ.

  • Pacers are for the 100k solo runners only. last 2 laps!

  • All runners must be registered.

  • Race number must be on your front, and visible at all times. 

  • Follow the marked trail – no short cutting

  • Communicate and be courteous when passing or being passed.

  • If you drop out of the race, please let us know at the finish line.

AGE GROUPS AWARDS 

  • 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

    • All 100k Finishers will receive customer finisher belt buckles.​

      • other distances receive finishers medal and awards for top 3 male & female AG.​

        • 100k Relay awards will be for top 3 overall only unless we have a high enough turn out to add depth.​

TRAINING RUNS:

Training on the course is allowed. Wear orange / bright colors from October to race day as it's hunting season. Please park within JWSF on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to avoid interfering with PYOCA activities. During the week, parking at PYOCA is allowed. Be sure to bring a course map and supplies needed to support yourself.

Seymour MultiSport Club usually offers training runs on the course, generally mid-day on Sundays starting around October.

Additional Information & Refunds

  • You must be present or have someone pick up sweatshirt orders. We are unable to hold or mail them.

  • Due to the complexity of these events, there are NO REFUNDS within 3 Months prior to the event date.

  • Refunds will incur a 20% service charge. 

  • Pregnant? 100% Full refund or rollover ladies, no worries.  

  • Postpartum? We will offer a 1-year deferral to next year’s event date. You must inquire for approval at least 2 months before the current year’s event date. 

  • In the event of a weather-related cancellation, the event will typically not be rescheduled. Entry fees will not be refunded. We will offer an automatic 1-year roll over to the next event date.

  • You may transfer your entry to another participant self service on ultrasignup prior to registration close. 

  • You may roll over to next year’s race if notification of request is received prior to above deadline.

  • To request the refund or rollover, sign in to Ultrasignup.com. From there, look for the option to "rollover" or "withdraw" from the race. You can also change distances when signed in.

JACKSON COUNTY ULTRAS 2024 SPONSORS

Email us @ info@dinoseries.com if you would like to help support this incredible event!

Dr. Charlie Williams, MD

Family Medicine - Anderson, IN

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