Eagle Up Ultra Instructions – Rev. 05/29/21
Update: No shuttle service to and from high school. Not necessary to park that far away. Ample spaces on nearby streets.
All participants will receive a race bib number, which must be visible at all times for the purpose of identification by timing, safety personnel and organizers.
Mid Ohio Race Management is providing timing services.
50K registrants will have a bib chip. You must wear this on your outer/visible layer to be properly scored.
50Mile, 100K, 50/50, 100Mile and Relay Teams will be timed and scored by anklet. You must wear this on your ankle (not your wrist) to be properly scored.
Relay Teams will receive bib numbers that are all the same. Relay teams will share a single anklet that is passed from runner to runner in the relay exchange zone just past the timing strip.
A Lap-o-meter will be placed on course just after the timing location where your name and current mileage will display after each passing, and there will be a live leader board available for viewing all 24 hours where you and spectators can view race progress. After completion of the race, if you were issued an anklet you will need to return it or you will be held responsible for replacement costs. If you have decided to stop your participation in the event at any point, please return your anklet to the timers.
Various awards for fastest distance, most miles, age divisions, etc. will be mailed within 4 weeks after the event. Awards are given for male and females, 1st and 2nd place in the following: Fastest 100 miles, fastest 50/50, fastest 100k, fastest 50 miles, fastest 50K. In addition, fastest 100 mile relay 4-person and 8-person, most miles individual male and female over all. Ages for individual awards are in 10-year increments 19 and under through 70+.
Parking is permitted on the grass in the camping area between the main parking lot and the river only. The parking lot at St. Helena Heritage Park is first come, first served. Participants arriving after the lot is full may drop off camping supplies and must proceed to off-site parking - see map.
Overflow parking lots are marked. Once they fill up, you can find a legal spot on a residential street.
NO VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED TO PARK WITHIN THE RACECOURSE OR IN FIRE LANES.
Emergency Vehicle Access:
Lanes will be marked for safety vehicles, should it be necessary for an emergency vehicle to access the event area. Vehicles parked on fire lanes will be towed at the owner’s expense.
A mobile device charging station will be set up near the pavilion. It is free to use and you may charge mobile devices – at your own risk – beginning Friday when camping opens. There will be a potable water hose available for filling personal water supplies. There will be no swimming pool or hot tubs this year. A shower wand will be available with very cold water from a hose. Numerous portable toilets and hand wash stations will be placed throughout the park and at Butterbridge. Use the toilets for your gray water disposal. Please do your best to keep them tidy. There will be a cleanout/restock on Saturday and extra paper products will be available in the pavilion.
The course will have one fully stocked aid station in the park pavilion, a tended aid station at approximately the half-way point, and two self-serve aid stations with hydration. Water, Gatorade and Heed will be provided. Hammer gels will also be available.
The following rules are established for safety, fairness and decency. The Eagle Up Ultra is intended to be a competitive and fun event.
1. We assume that whether runners are moving fast or slow at any given time, all are trying for their best performance. Faster runners should generally assume that they will have to pass slower runners and walkers on the left. The slower runners should stay to right as you would drive down the road.
2. You will be sharing the trails with the general public that bikes, runs and walks on these public trails, so please be courteous and careful not to get tangled up with other people who are not part of the event.
3. There are no road crossings. However, you will have to run the berm across the Tuscarawas River at Butterbridge, and the sidewalk at Cherry Street. Alert REACT units will be positioned at Butterbridge for your safety.
4. You can leave the course at any place or time, but you must re-enter the course at the exact point where you left it.
5. A short portion of the course is on the grass in St. Helena Heritage Park. Follow the pennant rope and cones as you enter the park from Cherry Street and loop through the campers toward the timing strip. This portion will be wet in the early and overnight hours, so pack dry shoes and socks accordingly.
6. There will also be numerous portable toilets and hand washing stations.
7. Runners may not use banned substances as defined by USATF and WADA.
8. There will be a beer garden available to registered participants and their support personnel. No personal alcoholic beverages are permitted.
9. Headphones are allowed for all competitors. All runners may use them as long as they do not impede anyone else’s progress or anyone’s safety.
10. Pacing is permitted throughout the race.
The race will start at 6:00 A.M. Instructions will be given just prior to the start. All distances will start together. Make sure your timing chip is securely attached to your ankle. You do not have to start your race at any specific time. Your time starts when you cross the timing strip the first time, so if you arrive late because of other commitments, you won’t be penalized.
Finishing Your Distance:
Since this course is an exact 5 miles, if you are running the 50K or 100K you will have to go to the turn-around point on your final lap. These will be marked at ½-mile and 1-mile points from the timing strip. On your final lap, alert the timers that you are headed to the turn-around point. Run to that point, then back the opposite way to cross the timing strip.
You may run farther or shorter than your registered distance. You will receive the award for the distance you complete. All competitors will be eligible for the most miles completed awards.
Canal Fulton will close Canal Street between Poplar and Cherry for a street festival on Friday, June 4th. Packet pickup will be in front of Brimstone Bicycles on Friday 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, 5:00 A.M. to 5:45 A.M. in the park pavilion. You can have somebody else pick up for you as long as they know your name and you know they’re picking up your stuff. We’re not responsible for helping you find them. Relay team bibs and chip will be distributed as a single packet for all members.
You may set up tents on the grassy area in the park. RV’s and campers are permitted in the parking lots on a first come basis. You must be self-contained. There are no power, water or clean-out services available. No personal fires are permitted. You may use a camping stove at your campsite.
Campers may set up beginning at noon on Friday. Please be clear of the area by noon on Sunday. You are responsible for cleaning up your trash and putting it in the dumpster.
You can pull into the main parking lot after it’s full to drop off your campsite supplies, but you can’t block traffic or the fire lane and you have to move your car as soon as you set your stuff at your campsite.