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COURSE

KNOW THE COURSE

The Silver Moon Race is designed to be a lap race where participants do as many laps as possible in the race time of their choice. Either doing it solo or in a 4-person team relay.

While only a 2-mile lap, it has to be one of the few lap courses that feature such diverse beauty and changes in landscapes as you progress through, making it one of the most beautiful and enjoyable races that you are happy to repeat lap after lap.

Below you will find details of the course including a course map, elevation profile and details to help you prepare for an amazing race.

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COURSE LAPS

RACE LAPS

The race consists of a 2-mile lap course (orange on map) and a final 1-mile course (dark teal). The 2-mile lap is the main course that runners will do as many laps as possible in the time of 6, 12, or 24-hours.

FINAL LAP

The 1-mile lap is used as a short last lap when runners cross the lap checkpoint with 15 to 7-minutes left in their race time of 6, 12, or 24-hours. Those coming into the finish line with 7-minutes or less of their race time will stop and finish.

100-MILERS

The 100-mile race participants will need to complete 49-laps of the 2-mile course and 1-lap of the 1-mile course before 30-hours. They will finish with approximately 100.5 miles. However, if under 49-laps with less than 7-minutes to 30-hours at the lap checkpoint, then they will be stopped and their total laps and distance will be noted for the 30-hours in the results but not ranked towards 100-mile finishers.

Lap Race

COURSE MAP

COURSE CONDITIONS

The course is all dirt farm road from a hard-packed surface that is great for gaining speed to sections with soft soil to lightly packed dirt. Providing excellent conditions for running lots of laps. Trail shoes are recommended.

COURSE MEASUREMENTS

The 2-mile lap is 2.03 miles, the 1-mile lap is exactly 1-mile. Due to the extra 0.3 miles on the 2-mile lap, for every 33-laps completed, 1-mile additional will be added to the total distance.

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ELEVATION PROFILE

The course is relatively flat except for one hill section with a 30-foot climb up and then down on a gradual slope. The elevation profile makes it look more deceiving than it actually is in person.

COURSE LAP FACTS

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LAP CHECKPOINT

As runners complete each lap they are required to stop at the race leaderboards and mark off the lap they just completed before starting the next lap to track progress throughout the race. Leaderboard progress is self-managed by the runners in addition to chip tracking for final results posted after the race.

Lap Tracking

REFUEL & FOOD

At the lap checkpoint, we will have a fully stocked station to help runners refuel. In addition to the standard flow of water, gels, electrolytes, salt capsules, there will be a constant rotation of salty and sweet snacks, bars, pickles, PBJ's, hot foods through the night, local farm-fresh fruit and frozen popsicles during the day on Sunday, plus we will serve dinner on Saturday night after the race has started, breakfast Sunday morning, and lunch on Sunday to help keep you going strong to finish the amazing Silver Moon Race.

Station Goodies

DROP BAGS

For those who are not camping along the course for easy access to their items, there will be a designated drop bag area that you can place a bag or cooler to quickly access as needed when coming through the checkpoint lap. While volunteers will always be overseeing the drop bag area, please do not leave important valuables in your bags, we are not responsible for missing items.

Drop Bags

TEAM RELAY

The team relay option allows 4-runners to team up and attempt to complete as many laps as possible as a team in the 6, 12, 24-hours or the 100-mile race.

Team members take turns alternating through laps or time periods, thus reducing the total laps per person which "technically" should allow each "rested" person to keep a faster lap pace.

Teams can choose to rotate through each lap or choose to split up the overall time evenly. For example, if running the 12-hour race, each team member would run for approximately 3 hours.

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Disclaimer: Please note that race information here represents what is planned for the Silver Moon Race. Locations, race logistics, and changes may apply depending on conditions, availability, and improvements. We strive to make the best experience for the runners. Thank you for understanding.

SPONSORS

Thank you 2019 sponsors and partners. Their support helped bring runners an incredible race experience in 2019. Please take a moment to visit and support each one.  Got a business? We are currently accepting applications for 2020 sponsors, learn more.

We are currently accepting sponsor and partner applications for the 2020 race to create an awesome event experience for our participants. Learn more about growing your business as a sponsor.

RACE WEEKEND: APRIL 11-12, 2020

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