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“When Patrick Sweeney set a new Guinness World Record for the Greatest Distance Run On Sand in 24 Hours at the Hermosa 24 ultramarathon in 2011, he was essentially racing against the clock. This year, though, his stiffest competition won’t come from a timepiece, but a field of experienced marathon runners who will challenge the Manhattan Beach native for their own spot in the record books…” Read more.
We will be there ALL day/night/day!!
We hope to see you there as a spectator, visitor, ONE LOOP runner, or 24 hour competitor!
We are beginning our training runs a little earlier this year since our little EC100 is only 4 spots away from being SOLD OUT. If you know anyone who is thinking about registering, please let them know. Grab your calendars and read on…
In the run up to the 100-Mile Endurance Challenge (http://100ec.org) on October 20-21, 2012 we will be hold training runs along the actual (new) course. These are great for people who want to learn the course with a group and guidance from folks who know the course. In all, we plan to run four (4) 25-mile segments during the month of July in the early morning to (hopefully) avoid the heat.
You don’t have to sign up for the race in order to participate. All runners (that is, all runners who, for some reason, want to run 25 miles through the city) can come.
It is actually a very good idea for one of your crew members to join you in the training runs to learn the course, as well.
This time, we will be running the first segment from:
100 Mile Club® Offices
507 South Vicentia Avenue
Corona, CA 92882
3000 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
All RSVPs are handled through event listings on our Facebook Fan Page. This event is free. But, you must RSVP for each training run through our 100EC Facebook Page event page (pretty easy). They will each be listed as a separate event. You can register/RSVP here.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming runs. As always, these dates may change…but probably not.
July 7 (Sat) – 7am – Segment 1
July 14 (Sat) – 7am – Segment 2
July 21 (Sat) – 7am – Segment 3
July 28 (Sat) – 7am – Segment 4
- We ask that runners target a 13-15 minute/mile pace (roughly 6 hours). If you don’t think you can manage this pace, we would ask that you start the course early so that you finish at about 1:00pm.
- We will need at least two volunteers to meet runners at the end point at 6:15 am and transport them to the start by 7am. We will need one additional volunteer to drive the first set of volunteers back to their car when we are done. If you don’t want to run, you can still volunteer to meet the runners in the middle of the course. Depending on where you live, volunteering could actually be to your benefit. If you want to volunteer, please mention this when you sign up or send me an email. I will send out emails to the runners if I don’t get enough volunteers.
- There will be water along the way. But, you will need a water backpack or two hand-held water bottles. Bring a hat and sunscreen. We may have help, but assume these runs are self-supported. So bring food, cash and moleskin (for blisters) as well.
- We have limited the number of runners to 12. Therefore, please RSVP (don’t just show up).
- If you have signed up and can’t make it, please cancel. You can do this through the FB event or just send me an email (even if it’s 5 minutes before we start running… I will be checking my email from my phone). Otherwise, we will be waiting around for you to arrive.
- All RSVPs are handled through meetup.com. This event is free. But, you must signup with meetup.com (pretty easy). You can register/RSVP here.
- These dates are subject to change, but they probably won’t.
- If you are from out of town or can’t make these events, please consider running something like this in order to build confidence and endurance. Our goal is for everyone to finish!
General registration for The 100-Mile Endurance Challenge opens on May 1 at 12:01 am. This year, we will accept only 40 runners.
Did you know that every dollar raised at 100ec helps our schools implement quality, inclusive, welcoming 100 Mile Clubs at their sites…regardless of need? It is our goal to have clubs at every school that wants one. Thanks to all who register and participate in our event every year. Your efforts help encourage the next generation of runners. You are helping build a legacy of kids who run for pure joy!
For more information about The 100 Mile Club®, visit http://www.100mileclub.com.
If you are a Returning/Legacy Runner, we are proud to invite you to register as a Priority Runner for our 3rd Annual 100 Mile Endurance Challenge to be held on October 20-21, 2012. Our stats for 2011 were amazing! Out of 36 starters, we had 25 finishers! Of those, 11 were a first 100-miler finish! We were honored to be a first finish for so many.
Your active participation in 2011 guarantees you a priority spot in this race. With only 40 spots available and the uniqueness of this point-to-point Urban Ultramarathon event, we are sure to sell out once again. You helped The 100 Mile Club® raise valuable funds in 2011, and for that we are grateful. We will ALWAYS hold you a spot as a returning/legacy runner.
We have reserved you a spot with your very own 100EC Personal Priority Code until 11:59pm on April 30, 2012. Registration opens at 12:01 am on April 16, 2012 for Priority Registration. Once your code expires, registration for new runners will begin on May 1 at 12:01 am.
If, for some reason you did not get your code and you are a returning/legacy runner, please contact us right away.
A few notes:
1. These codes are 100% NON-TRANSFERRABLE. You absolutely cannot pass them to another individual if you decide not to register.
2. We are offering a sub-24 buckle this year. Both the sub24 and sub30 buckles will be larger, too!
3. Your registration fee is just $100. New runners will pay $110 to cover online registration/cc fees.
4. Again, we are asking you to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges to participate in this event. Our ultimate goal is for each runner to raise $500 in pledges. We have another quilt too! Start now and it will be easy!
5. We are using a new registration and fundraising platform…I AM ATHLETE. They are easily accessible, offer wonderful customer service, have simple and fun customizable fundraising platforms, and lower overall fees.
If you are ready to go, but have more questions, feel free to call us at any of the numbers below. We look forward to a very successful 100 Mile Endurance Challenge in 2012, and hope you will join us again this year!
If you have not received your 100EC Priority Registration Code and you are a 2011 returning 100EC runner, please email us at email@example.com.
The team at The 100 Mile Club is proud to announce that The 100 Mile Endurance Challenge will open for General Registration on May 1st at 12:01 am.
If you are a returning 100EC participant, you will receive a priority invitation code on April 16, 2012.
We look forward to another great adventure in support of the health and wellness of our children as they run their own “Ultramarathon” in The 100 Mile Club…
You are cordially invited to become a MentorRunner at The 100 Mile Club®’s Run4Kids 2012.
This is slightly different than our 24-hour event from 2011 but no less important…
…you see, at Run4Kids 2012, we want you and our community to focus on and celebrate these AMAZING 100 Mile Club® Kids and their efforts! We are so proud of our kids and we want them to meet YOU (yes, YOU) because you are incredible!!
Our kids see you as a true celebrity, and on March 17, 2012…you will be treated like one.
Are you ready to make a difference?? Run4Kids is a glorious day where you become the STAR! For 6 hours, you will become a MentorRunner for our 100 Mile Kids as they journey ever closer (or even past!) their 100 mile goal. This event is ALL about our kids!! You can run with them, walk with them, encourage them, and cheer for them…
Just 6 hours of your time could make a WORLD of difference to a child.
Schedule and Info. MentorRunners will be announced and recognized at Run4Kids Opening Ceremonies on March 17, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. They will begin running/walking at 9:00 a.m. WITH our 100 Mile Club Kids. We will call “last lap” at 2:30 and running will stop at 3:00. Once you begin running/walking with our kids, you may start or stop whenever you wish.
Fundraising. Register for just $35 and raise $100 in pledges. The top fundraiser will be awarded a one-of-a-kind handmade 100 Mile Club® MentorRunner quilt. 100% of Run4Kids proceeds benefit The 100 Mile Club® and their Student Sponsorship Fund. We ask that MentorRunners fund-raise, set a personal goal, pace themselves, get lots of miles, and have FUN!
Perks. All MentorRunners will receive a custom and EXCLUSIVE tech tee to wear the day of Run4Kids, and will be welcomed at Opening Ceremonies. Our special MentorArea will allow the kids to come visit with you and see how it’s done!
MentorArea. You can set up a “campsite” with your UltraRunning Gear and your friends! This will be a really laid-back day where you can run or walk as much as you want and allow the kids to visit with you, take photos with you, and (yes) get your autograph! Bring a Sharpie! (seriously.)
MentorRun Times. Exactly the same times as Run4Kids…8:00 am-3:00 pm (a total of 6 hours) You can start and stop any time. Remember, the goal is to be there for and with the kids. Have FUN! PLAY! Show our kids that running can be crazy fun!
This is a great day for our kids to spend with family and friends and earn miles together or run and learn from you… our “MentorRunners”, AKA REAL ULTRAmarathoners!
YOUR presence at R4K12 could be life-changing for a child. Become a MentorRunner today!We want you to run or walk with our kids and families, and show them how it’s done! How cool is THAT!?
REGISTER NOW… You never know who you may inspire!
Thank you for considering becoming a 2012 Run4Kids MentorRunner.
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Actual distances are:
To 25 mile station: 23.4 miles
25 mile to 50 mile station: 25.0 miles
50 mile to 75 mile station: 27.3 miles
75 mile to 100 mile station: 25.9 miles
Total distance: 101.6 miles.
This is my personal packing list. I’m posting in hope if will help someone. Not all of it will be applicable to you. I present it as an imperfect, work-in-progress. Feel free to comment as the discussion may help others.
Eat (yogurt and bagel)
Download course to watch
Mix heed bottle
Turn data off on phone to save battery
Set 2 alarms
Make tea, food
Go to sleep
Pack for Car
Some water (available at every 25 mile stations)
Extra bottle for heed
Food (4-peanut butter sandwiches, 6-bananas, 4-eggs, 1-coke, 4-juice)
Bottle for tea
Sweats (after race)
Food for crew
Before leaving the house
Take initial supplements
Note: Under no circumstances will I be held accountable for anything that happens if you use the above information.
Here is a list of all of the fundraising websites for those registered for the race.