Trail 50 Mile and 50K Information
Trail 50 Mile and 50K Information
Date: April 20, 2013
Maumelle Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pavilion # 8 (see
map and directions)
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 19, or between 5:00 and 5:45 AM race morning.
picturesque climb over Pinnacle Mountain followed by an out-and-back along the
shore of Lake Maumelle. Course includes six miles of asphalt and the remainder
on scenic, rocky, single-track trail. Pinnacle Mountain trails will be utilized on the “out” portion only.
Several highway crossings will be involved. There will be no traffic
control. Please be responsible and be careful!
Trail: The Ouachita Trail is a single track foot path on which no bikes or
motorized vehicles are allowed. The trail is permanently marked with blue
blazes. Turns are marked with two blue blazes. Additional markers (blue ribbons)
will be out.
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.
Crews can meet runners at East Pinnacle Parking Lot, West Summit
Trailhead, Northshore, and the
Hwy 10 turnaround only.
Drop bags will be taken to the 16 and 36-mile aid station (Northshore), and to
the turnaround point for the 50 mile (Highway 10).
Please label dropbags with your name and “Northshore” or “Hwy 10”
to avoid confusion. Bring all bags
to the race check-in between 5:00 and 5:45 AM.
Bags will be returned to the finish area after the race.
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.
Finishing awards to each 50K
and 50 Mile finisher. Overall
awards to first male and female finisher in the 50K and 50 Mile.
Awards will be presented as you finish..
Technical shirts to all entrants.
Ferguson, e-mail (Preferred)
; phone 501-803- 9411
Rules and other general information
Absolutely No Littering. Violators will be subject to
All runners must wear
assigned race numbers. It is the
runner’s responsibility to ensure his/her race number is recorded at all
manned aid stations.
Average temperatures on race day: low 52 degrees, high 75 degrees.
Aid station fare includes water, Gatorade,
Heed, Coke, Sprite, Mountain Dew, chips, cookies, crackers, candy, peanuts, beef
jerky, PB&J sandwiches, bananas, oranges, and Hammer Gel. No Advil, Aspirin, or other
pain relievers will be supplied at aid stations.
Runners receiving aid from
crews outside the designated crew access points are subject to disqualification.
At no time may a runner ride
in or on a vehicle of any kind. Violators
will be disqualified. If you get off the
official course, you must return on foot to the point at which you left the
prescribed race route.
Medical personnel, the race
director, and aid station captains have the right to pull a runner if they feel
they are a danger to himself/herself.
If you have to drop from the
race, make sure that a race official at an aid station is notified.
Failure to do this could result in search and rescue, which could
be at runners expense.
No running or pacing is allowed with a dog or other animal.
Showers are available in the Maumelle Park campground for a small fee--check with the park office at the entrance. If you just need to rinse off, there will be a water hose at the finish pavilion.
Maumelle Park is a Corps of Engineer park on the bank of the Arkansas River. Tent camping and RV spaces are available for a fee.
All spaces have water and electricity, and up to two tents are allowed per space. Campsite reservations may be made by visiting www.recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777.
PLEASE NOTE: No camping is allowed at Pavilion #8.
numerous motels/hotels within about eight miles
of the start, near the intersection of I-430 and I-630.
Here is a partial list:
Embassy Suites 501-312-9000
Economy Inn 501-225-7366
Inn Limited 501-221-7666
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.