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?
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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 EC50 starts at the same location as the 100-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 10 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 14 hours later in Long Beach at SeaPort Marina Hotel at 6400 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803.
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®.
None. However, fielding 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.
Yes. Dropbags must be marked with your bib number and the station; 25 or 50. If you wish to leave anything at the 12.5 or 37.5 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 14 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.
- All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.
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 50 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 two 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. Check out the course resources
for more information.
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. Make sure to use the group code END to make reservations. You can also call them directly at 951-340-4500
What are the Rules?
- All runners must sign the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability / Release of Name and Likeness.
- All runners must check and be weighed in at the 25 check-in station.
- All running must be single-file while on highways/roads. Runners must not run abreast with other runners.
- All runners 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 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.
- There is a 14-hour limit for the race. There are cutoffs at each of the check-in stations.
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- 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 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.