The course follows along the currently available portions of David's Trail. The entire 50K route spans from Robinson Point Park, through Panther Bay Park, across the Hwy 101 Bridge, turn left at Bidwell Park, then north west on the trail past Take It Easy Resort for several miles. This follows all the points on this map. The 25K is the 7K course plus the out-and-back to the Panther Bay aid station. The 7K is contained within the blue circle.
We like to think of the course in terms of phases.
Phase 1: The 7k loop - all runners will complete Phase 1
Phase 2: Out to Panther Bay (completed by 25K & 50K)
Phase 3: Across the 101 Bridge, northbond to the turn-around (completed by 50K)
Phase 4: Southbound and back over the 101 Bridge (completed by 50K)
Phase 5: Panther Bay and back to Rocking Chair Resort (completed by 25K and 50K)
There is over 5,000 feet in elevation change along the 25K and 10,000 during the 50K while the 7K offers scenic and challenging terrain through the older portions of David's Trail.
Aid Station 1 & 2: Robinson Aid Station at Miles 1.25 & 3.5 - Moderately Stocked
Aid Station 3: Rocking Chair Intersection at Mile 4.35 - Moderately Stocked
Aid Station 4 & 8: Panther Bay Pavilion at Miles 9.75 & 27 - Fully Stocked
Aid Station 5 & 7: Take It Easy Intersection at Miles 13.5 & 23 - Fully Stocked
Aid Station 6: 50K Turnaround at mile 18.25 - Nicely Stocked
Look at that elevation!
Friday, January 17, 2020 @ Rocking Chair Resort
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Packet pickup for all events
7:00 p.m. – 5K Night Time Adventure Hike Start
Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ Rocking Chair Resort
6:30 to 7:30 a.m. - Packet pickup for all races
7:45 a.m. - Lineup for 50K
7:45 to 7:59 a.m. – National Anthem & last minute announcements
8:00 a.m. - 50K Start
8:15 to 8:45 a.m. - Packet pick up for 25K & 7K
8:45 am - Lineup for 25K
8:45 to 8:59 a.m. – National Anthem & last minute announcements
9:00 a.m. - 25K Start
9:15 to 9:45 a.m. - Packet pick up for 7K
9:45 a.m. - Lineup for 7K
9:45 to 9:59 a.m. – National Anthem & last minute announcements
10:00 a.m. - 7K Start
12:00 p.m. – Post Race Meal begins
1:00 p.m. – Mellow Mountain Band
Awards: Depends on who finishes when. Likely, 25K and 7K will be 11:30 to 12:00, 50K…that depends on how the day unfolds.
Cutoff times for 50K
Overall cutoff time of 5:00 p.m. (9 hours)
All check point times assume an average pace of 16:40 minutes/mile.
Runners not making it through check points at the noted time will be pulled from the course and escorted to the start/finish at Rocking Chair Resort.
Rocking Chair Resort
278 CR 763
Mountain Home, AR 72653