19th White Rock Classic - approx. 33.4 miles
Corner of Hwy. 295 & Madison County Rd. 4035
(This is the same location as the 2012 event;
a portion of the traditional route is still closed)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
No Fees, No frills, No WIMPS!
Race begins at 9:00 am.
This is Race #10 of the 2012 - 2013 AURA Ultra Trail Series
A $5.00 donation is suggested to help cover costs
Brought to you by Lisa Gunnoe, PoDog Vogler, and the Arkansas Ultra Running Association (AURA)
Refreshments will be near the finish line starting at 1:00 pm
This year will be the same as the 2012 course, as part of the road for the original course is still closed. You will love it and hate it as much as the old course. J
NOTE: Due to limited parking, please carpool as much as possible.
Directions to Start:
Fayetteville - Start is 25 miles east of the intersection of Hwy. 265 & Hwy. 16 in Fayeteville. From Fayetteville take Hwy. 16 east (approx. 19.7 miles) to the Pig Trail Bypass Country Café (hours 6 am – 9 pm) in Crosses. Turn on Hwy. 295, drive 5.3 miles to the start at Brannon Cemetery.
If you are coming from the Little Rock area, please allow an additional half hour from the old course, continuing on Hwy. 23 (Pig Trail) , then left on Hwy. 16 west to Crosses and the Pig Trail Bypass Country Café. Turn on Hwy. 295, drive 5.3 miles to the start.
From Ft. Smith area – From Winslow on Hwy. 71, go east on Sunset Road (Washington County 38). The turnoff is just south of the convience store. Follow Sunset Road to Madison Co. 4035, turn left and go 2.6 miles.
From Brannon Cemetery at the Corner of Hwy. 295 & Madison County Road 4035, turn right (east)
2.6 miles name changes to 124 Forest (continue heading east)
3.6 miles name changes to Mountain Crest (continue heading east)
5.5 miles 1st Aid Station
7.8 miles (25.5 on return), turn Right (heading South) along Bidville Road
11.8 miles (21.5 on return) 2nd Aid Station turn Left (heading south) along White Rock Mountain Road. Road changes names to Bowles Gap Road.
16.5 miles (17.4 on return) veer straight up to the top of White Rock Mountain Recreation area.
3rd Aid Station
Sign in at lookout (16.7 miles) and return to start
Elevation: Gain 3,749 feet, Loss 3,767 feet. Min elevation 1,932 ft., max.elevation 2,423 feet.
This is a run/walk but you are welcome to ride your bike if you wish.
The course runs to the top of White Rock Mountain, then retraces back to the start. The course is run on well maintained dirt road.
You may also run the ascent (fun run) only, but you will need to find your own ride back.
Please keep your own time and sign in at the top (past the aid station at the lookout) and at the finish to be included in the results.
Course closes by 5 pm. Early starts are accepted if you feel unable to complete the 50K under 8 hours. Note: There will be a few awards given--early starters are not eligible for awards.
Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel the race due to inclement weather or unsafe road conditions. Both the condition/width of the roads and the snow height and ice will be taken into consideration when making the final decision. In other words, don’t go if the weather is bad! Remember this is for fun, fellowship and recreation.
This 50K is very challenging and not recommended for those who have not at least completed a marathon (or run 26 miles) recently. It is guaranteed to help work off those Christmas holiday pounds before the Valentine Candy arrives. J
Cyclists are always welcome to join us, although a road bike wouldn’t be recommend as there are plenty of rocks on the dirt road. Hope to see you there!
Questions: e-mail Stan
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