Runner Information Packet - General Information


Location: Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see map and directions)

Starting Time: 6:00 AM (Prompt) for both races. Runners must check in at the pavilion between 5:00 and 5:45 AM.

Packets: Race packets may be picked up at Pavilion #8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, April 20th, or between 5:00 and 5:45 AM race morning.

Course Description: Beginning with a two mile section of road connecting Maumelle Park to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and the Ouachita Trail trailhead, the course features a picturesque climb over and around Pinnacle Mountain followed by an out-and-back along the shore of Lake Maumelle on the Ouachita National Recreation Trail. Most of the Ouachita Trail is a scenic, rocky, single-track foot path. The trail is permanently marked with blue blazes. Turns are marked with two blue blazes. Additional markers (blue and white striped ribbon) will also mark the course. The Pinnacle Mountain trails and loop are utilized on the "out" portion only. 50K participants will be diverted off of the OT around the 16 mile point and will follow a different approach to the Northshore Aid Station. The course involves several highway crossings, and there will likely be no traffic control. Please be responsible and be careful! NOTE: If conditions are wet, the course may be rerouted to avoid the top of Pinnacle Mountain. This is due to safety concerns and is mandated by the state park.

Aid: Eleven staffed aid stations for 50-mile; seven for 50Km. (See mileage/aid station chart.) Carrying at least one fluid bottle is HIGHLY advised.

Crew access: Crews can meet runners at East Pinnacle Parking Lot, West Summit Trailhead, Northshore, and the Hwy 10 turnaround only.

Drop Bags: Drop bags will be taken to the Northshore and Hwy 10 (50 mile only) aid stations. Please label dropbags with these names and your name and bib number to avoid confusion. Bags can be dropped off during race check-in between 5:00 and 5:45 AM. Bags will be returned to the finish area as soon as possible or after the aid stations shut down. Please pick up drop bags after the race or make arrangements for them, as they will not be mailed back to you.

Cut-off Times: There is a 13-hour time limit for both races. Runners registered in the 50 Mile have the option to change to the 50Km during the race. To continue in the 50 Mile race, a runner must exit the Northshore aid station by 10:15 AM (out-bound) and 3:30 PM (returning), and the Hwy 10 Turnaround aid station by 12:50 PM. These cut-off times will be strictly enforced.

Awards: Finishing awards to each 50K and 50 Mile finisher. Overall awards to first male and female, open and masters finisher in the 50K and 50 Mile. Awards will be presented as you finish. Food will be provided at the finish, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.

Race Parking: Volunteers will be directing arriving runners on race morning in order to park as many vehicles as possible at pavilion number 8. Your early arrival and cooperation will help us achieve this. If overflow parking is required, please use the parking lot for the pavilions just inside Maumelle Park (see map below). It is critical that you DO NOT park along Pinnacle Valley Road.

Race Director: Chrissy Ferguson, e-mail (Preferred) OT50@RunArkansas.com ; phone 501-803-9411