50 Miles

The 100 Mile Club® 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 Club® Endurance Challenge?

What's the 100 Mile Club®?

The 100 Mile Club® is a 501(3)c non-profit physical fitness and life skills organization that believes every single individual has the ability to achieve true personal success and a new level of physical fitness by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year. http://100MileClub.com

What’s the course?

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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What is the date/start time?

This event starts at the 100 Mile Club® headquarters at 2191 Fifth Street, Suite 211, Norco, CA  92882 on Oct. 18, 2014 at 7:00am (new time!!) and finishes some time the next day at the Santa Monica Pier.

How many spots are available?

Because of the complexity of running this point-to-point urban event, the total number of participants (both events) has been limited to 65 runners.

What do I need to know before I sign up?

What is the registration cost?

Distance Registration Cost Dates
50 Miles
OPEN Registration  $60.00 1/1/2014 – 7/31/2014
LATE Registration  $70.00 8/1/2014 – 10/5/2014

What is the fundraising commitment?

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 funds raised by this event go directly to the 100 Mile Club®.

What are the crew requirements?

No. However, fielding pacers and crew members with a car will increase your chances of finishing and likely improve your time.

Can I have dropbags?

Yes. Dropbags must be marked with your bib number and the mile marker; 12.5, 25, 37.5, 50. 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 37.5.

What is the cutoff?

The cut off is 14 hours.  There are (very reasonable) cutoffs at each of the check-in stations.  (See rules section below.)

What are the awards?

All runners will receive a custom tech tee and a drawstring backpack with some goodies inside.

Fundraising Awards
The 100 Club® is offering a CUSTOM 100 Mile Club® Racing Team JACKET for any runner who raises $1,000 or more!

Further, 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!

Athletic Awards
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.

What is the actual distance?

51.5 Miles

Where can I sign up?

You can sign up here.

Where can I get an answer to my question (not answered above)?

Please fill out the Contact Us form here.

What do I need to know after I sign up?

Create a fundraising page

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.

Learn the course

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.

Attend the runner/crew walkthrough meeting on Friday

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 92882. Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm. Check in any time between 6-7:00 pm.  We will have a very casual and light dinner available at this time.  The runner/crew meeting will begin at 7:00. Bring at least one KEY crew member to this meeting. Please, no more than total of three crew with each runner.

Consider staying the night in a local hotel

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?

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  1. All runners must sign the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability / Release of Name and Likeness.
  2. All runners must check and be weighed in at the 25 check-in station.
  3. All running must be single-file while on highways/roads.  Runners must not run abreast with other runners.
  4. All runners must wear 360-reflective material and a headlamp at night.
  5. 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.
  6. There is a 14-hour limit for the race. There are cutoffs at each of the check-in stations.
Check-in Station (miles) Cutoff Time
25 2:00 PM
50 9:00 PM
  1. If you leave the course, you must return to the spot where you left.
  2. Anyone caught skipping portions of the course will be disqualified and escorted to the next check in station.
  3. Runners may not use illegal drugs, stimulants, as well as alcohol of any kind, during the race or at any official race events or activities.
  4. If you must drop out at some point during the race, you must call the Race Director and clearly indicate your intention to stop.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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