Montrail UltraCup Series Race

25 YEARS of MASOCHISM

MOUNTAIN MASOCHIST TRAIL RUN

50 MILES

November 3, 2007

Drawing FRIDAY Night for Patagonia and Montrail Running Gear

Directions and Map to Heritage High School 

(Location for Pre/Post Race Activities)

Directions and Map to the Start

Large Scale Map Showing Lynchburg, Start and Finish

Once again the Mountain Masochist 50 miler is a part of the Montrail UltraCup series.  In order to be involved, you must register for the series before November 3rd at http://run.montrail.com/.  There are many ways to win in the 2007 Montrail UltraCup.  Please check out the series dedicated site for more information.

 LIMITED TO:  300 RUNNERS (First come, first served.  We WILL fill up.  Last year’s race filled up in mid-September.  (Enter early.)

DATE: SATURDAY, November 3, 2007

STARTING TIME: 6:30 A.M. - Note new starting time  - (12 HOUR TIME LIMIT)

Contact: Dr. David Horton -  Office: (434) 582-2386

 Home: (434) 239-1324

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd.

Lynchburg, VA 24502

E-Mail - runhorton@juno.com or dhorton@liberty.edu

ENTRY FEE: $75 postmarked by October 14 - $100 thereafter. This includes pre-race meal, T-shirt or Sweat Shirt, and a special award to all qualified finishers.

THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OF ENTRY FEES OR TRANSFER OF ENTRY TO OTHER RUNNERS OR RACES. 

 DO NOT BRING DOGS TO THE RACE.

Make checks payable to and send entry to:

Dr. David Horton

Liberty University

1971 University Blvd

Lynchburg, VA 24502

ACCOMMODATIONS: ***Day’s Inn (434-847-8655) and Wingate Inn (434-845-1700) are offering a discount to MMTR runners.  The cost for Days Inn will be $64.95 and the Wingate Inn $89.  Indicate you are running the MMTR 50 MILER.  For many years they have been a significant supporter of the MMTR 50 Miler.  There is a limited number of rooms available

Please Note - We will NOT be arranging lodging in local runner's homes this year. 

PRE-RACE DINNER & BRIEFING: Friday night, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Heritage Glass High School Cafeteria, an All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner, FREE OF CHARGE TO RUNNERS ONLY (a meal ticket will be attached to your number). Meal tickets for all others will be available for $5 per person payable on Friday night. The race briefing will begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come, eat and enjoy the fellowship. EXTRA T-SHIRTS AND SWEAT SHIRTS WILL BE ON SALE FRIDAY NIGHT. Upon receipt of your entry, directions to the pre-race meeting will be sent to you along with other pertinent race information.

SATURDAY MORNING: Race participants will leave Lynchburg from the Heritage High School parking lot at 5:00 a.m. driving to the start of the race at the James River Visitor Center. It is about 30 miles to the start. The buses will bring you back to Heritage High School for the meal and awards ceremony on Saturday night.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BACK TO THE START OF THE RACE.

DO NOT leave any vehicles at the James River Visitors Center they will be towed. 

STARTING TIME: 6:30 a.m. SHARP!

You MUST CHECK-IN at the James River Visitor Center to be an official entrant or you can check in on the bus as you are traveling to the James River Visitors Center.  

NO RUNNERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO START EARLY!!!

LOCATION: The race begins at the James River Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway (mile 63.6). The course proceeds to Montebello through the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is a net gain of 9000 ft. and a net loss of 7000 ft. The running surfaces consist of dirt roads, trails, and about 6 1/2 miles of pavement.

AID STATIONS: Sixteen (16) aid stations will be manned at 2-4 mile intervals throughout the race. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BRING HANDLERS!

CREW ACCESS: Crew access will be limited to the following aid stations: 2,4,5,8,10,12,13, & 14. The only place crews are allowed to drive on the race course itself is from aid station 12 to 13.

CUT-OFF TIMES NEW FOR 2007:  Beginning this year, if you are over the 12 hour pace, starting at aid station 10 (Long Mountain Wayside 26.9 miles) you must stop at that aid station.  There will be no time allowance from Long Mountain Wayside to the finish.

MOUNTAIN MAN/MOUNTAIN WOMAN AWARD: A special plaque will be presented to the top LOCAL MAN and WOMAN FINISHERS of the MMTR. These plaques will be engraved with the winner's name and will stay in their possession until the next MMTR.

AWARDS: All entrants will receive a MMTR T-shirt or Sweat Shirt. All sub-twelve hour finishers will receive a special award.  The first ten (10) male and first ten (10) female finishers will receive special awards. Special awards will also be presented to the first place male and female masters (40-49), grand masters (50-59), and super masters (60 and over), FASTEST FAT BOY and an official award  for BEST BLOOD!

NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED.

AWARDS CEREMONY & POST-RACE DINNER: To be held at Heritage High School cafeteria  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday night. This will be a buffet meal catered by a local restaurant.  I MUST GUARANTEE A SPECIFIC NUMBER PRIOR TO SATURDAY. Therefore, we are offering a discount price if tickets are purchased in advance. Advance tickets are $8 per person (if check is received by Monday, October 30). Tickets after this date and at the door are $10. (Because we have to guarantee numbers, the cost of the tickets are non-refundable.) Tickets will be attached to your race number. Shower facilities will be available at the finish and also at the Heritage High School Gymnasium. The awards ceremony itself will begin around 8:00 p.m.

**For those runners still in town on Sunday morning (Nov.4) we will meet and eat breakfast together at the Golden Corral at 8:00 a.m.

TRANSPORTATION: Because this is a point to point race, bus transportation is provided for the runners from Heritage High School in Lynchburg to the start and back to Heritage High School. FOR THE AWARDS CEREMONY. The buses will also meet you at aid station 10 (26.9 miles) and at the finish (Montebello). PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BACK TO THE START OF THE RACE. I highly recommend the use of the buses for those of you without handlers. SEATING IS LIMITED, so please enclose $5 for a bus ticket with your entry fee if you wish to utilize this transportation. Your bus ticket will be stapled to your race number, which you will pick up on Friday night.

The Mountain Masochist Trail Run is a beautiful and challenging course that promises each finisher the satisfaction of knowing that they have conquered a great course. Come view the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

 

 

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