The 100 Mile Endurance Challenge is one of the toughest urban ultramarathons on the planet. There are two distances – 50 miles and 100 miles. Which will you choose?
Click on the horizontal bars below to get answers to some of your questions.
What is the 100 Mile Endurance Challenge?
is the organizer of this event.
The 100 Mile Club® the benefiting organization for the 100EC. It is a national, school-based program with the goal to run or walk 100 miles during a school year. The program also teaches kids life skills, goal setting, and self-esteem while making physical activity a healthier habit for life. 100% of the proceeds from the 100EC event will directly sponsor students and program implementation in new and currently participating schools. Those kids who join accept the goal of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year. It now has members in over 700 schools in nearly every US State as well as three other countries – Canada, New Zealand and Japan! More information about the 100 Mile Club® can be found at http://www.100mileclub.com
The route for the EC100 starts at the same location as the 50-mile option. It cuts through the heart and hugs the coast of Southern California. Athletes who participate in this event will run through three counties and 20 cities. Check out the course resources
for more information.
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This event starts at the 100 Mile Club® headquarters at 2191 Fifth Street, Suite 211, Norco, CA 92860 on Oct. 17, 2015 at 7:00 am and finishes some time the next day at the Santa Monica Pier.
Because of the complexity of running this point-to-point urban event, the total number of participants (both events) has been limited to 70 runners.
What do I need to know before I sign up?
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All runners must raise at least $100 (in addition to registration). Very few runners have trouble raising this amount. Creating a fundraising page takes just a few minutes. All proceeds of this event go to the 100 Mile Club®
Because of the complexity of supporting a point-to-point urban event, this is a crew-supported race. At a minimum, runners must have a pacer starting at the 50-mile check-in station. Every runner must have his / her own pacer. Your pacer must be at least 18 years old. Adding more pacers and crew members with a car will increase your chances of finishing and likely improve your time. Note that you will need to provide your own transportation from the finish line. Runners will not be allowed to continue if they don’t have a pacer at the 50-mile check-in station (see rules below). No exceptions. This said, we have never had a problem finding volunteers for people… especially for those runners from out of town. If you would like to run this race and lack pacers, please contact us
. One other point: Your “pacer” can be on a bike.
Yes. Dropbags must be marked with your bib number and the station; 25, 50, 75, finish. If you wish to leave anything at the 12.5, 37.5, 62.5 or 87.5 mile sub-stations, prior arrangements must be made. Contact us
to discuss. Please, do not leave large or valuable items. We take no responsibility for items left at the check-in stations. Clothes will be donated to charity. The rest will be thrown away. Please plan accordingly. Note: It will likely get dark between mile 37.5 and 50. Either bring a headlamp from the beginning or leave one in a dropbag at 25 or 37.5 miles.
The cut off is 30 hours. There are (very reasonable) cutoffs at each of the check-in stations. (See rules section below.)
All runners will receive a custom tech tee and a bag with some goodies inside.
The 100 Mile Club® is offering a 100 Mile Club® quilt to the fundraiser who raises the most money. The quilt has been handmade by Dot Lubin! This is a one-of-a-kind quilt and is a coveted prize!
Awards will be presented to the following participants:
- Fastest male & fastest female finisher will receive a special award.
- Sub 24 finishers will receive a finisher’s medal & the silver buckle.
- Sub 30 finisher will receive a finisher’s medal & the bronze buckle.
Please fill out the Contact Us form here
What do I need to know after I sign up?
Runners can create a fundraising page here
. The process takes just a few minutes. Next, post the link to your page on your social networks or send it to your friends and family in a personalized email.
Running 100 miles in an urban environment is difficult. We will mark the course. But, this is not enough. Runners must do their part before the race by learning the course.
We recommend that runners run the course (25 miles at a week over four weeks). Another option for those of you out of state is to simply bring up the map on your computer and memorize the street names. The first 50 miles is very straightforward. The last 50 miles is just the opposite with lots of turn (some of them tricky). Check out the course resources
for more information.
If runners are local, this can be as simple as making a few calls. However, this task is more difficult for those who live out of the area. If you are having trouble finding crew, please contact us
. We want to help! Water, sports drinks and basic supplies will be available at each of the check-in stations. However, we recommend that you purchase your own drinks, food and supplies before the race and store them in your crew car.
Please attend the runner/crew meeting held the night before the event. The location is the 100 Mile Club® Headquarters: 2191 Fifth Street, Suite 211, Norco, CA 92860. Check-in will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Bring at least one KEY crew member to this meeting. Please, no more than total of three crew with each runner.
If you live more than 30 miles from the start line, we recommend that you stay in a local hotel. We recommend the Fairfield Inn & Suites Riverside Corona/Norco
as it is within walking distance from the start.
What are the Rules?
- All runners and all crew members/pacers must sign the Participant Waiver and Release of Liability / Release of Name and Likeness.
- All runners must check and be weighed in at the 25, 50 and 75 check-in stations.
- All running must be single-file while on highways/roads. Runners must not run abreast with other runners or with pacers. Pacers may not run in front of race entrants at any time.
- All runners and their crew/pacers must wear 360-reflective material (vest preferred) and a headlamp at night. You must bring your items when checking-in for approval. Reflective vests will be available for a suggested donation.
- All runners and their crew/pacers must carry a mobile phone. Make sure your phone is fully charged the night before and that it is turned ON for the entire duration of the race. You may want to invest in an external battery.
- Runners must not be alone at night. If you become separated and are alone at night for whatever reason, you must alert the Race Director immediately.
- Runners who are found on the course without a pacer at night will be held and given the opportunity to contact his crew. If a pacer does not arrive within a half hour the runner will be disqualified and escorted to the next check in station.
- There is a 30-hour limit for the race. There are cutoffs at each of the check-in stations.
|Check-in Station (miles)
- If you leave the course, you must return to the spot where you left.
- Anyone caught skipping portions of the course will be disqualified and escorted to the next check in station.
- Runners/Crew/Pacers may not use illegal drugs, stimulants, or alcohol of any kind, during the race or at any official race events or activities.
- If you must drop out at some point during the race, you must call the Race Director and clearly indicate your intention to stop.
- All Emergency Evacuation costs for runners or crew member/paces will be borne by that person or their heirs. The race organizers are in no way liable or responsible for emergency evacuation.
- All racers, crew and staff must display courtesy, good taste, decorum, and sportsmanship at all times. Please remember, you are supporting a youth organization and by default, you are representing The 100 Mile Club® during this race.