Nebraska 78K Recreation Rd, Memphis, Saunders County, Nebraska, United States

Start Date

06/04/2022

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Activities: Running race, Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️, 5 Miles

     ​Come join us for this exciting and fun 2-person Team and Individual event that will take place just North of Ashland Nebraska at the Memphis State Recreational Area On Saturday, June 4, 2022 starting at 7am.  This race is unlike any other around these parts.  

The Double Down Race is an exciting new two person team event with a 3hr, 6hr or 12hr option.  You and your teammate will be trying to accumulate the most team miles in order to bring home the Double Down Championship.  Team Divisions consist of Male/Male , Female/Female,  Male/Female.  Run it, Hike it, Walk it makes no difference on how you get it done. 

The ALone Ranger Race is the perfect choice for those that want to run or walk individually especially If you have a distance goal you've set for yourself and always wanted to acheive. You will have a choice of a  5mile, 3hr,  6hr or 12hr race.  First place bundles are up for grabs in this one also with a Male and Female winner.  With the Lake and countryside views this race is sure to be a quick favorite to many!   The field will be limited to just 100 runners.  Register today because you won't want to miss this one!  The only question is are you going to Double Down with your running side kick or are you going to go it as an Alone Ranger? Either way get ready for some fun!! 

**A portion of each entry fee will also be donated to Ashland/Greenwood Athletics, Cross Country and Track and Field teams**

Event Details

Location and Start Times:

Start/Finish is at the Memphis State Rec Area in the Village of Memphis, NE (7miles north of Ashland, NE) 
·    All Races, 5mile, 3hr -6hr -12hr will start at 7am

·    Season or single day Nebraska State game and parks Permit will be required for vehicle entry into the park (details Below)

Event Info:

·    Field limit:  100 runners

·    Trail loop (1.70mi.) Conditions: 45% Groomed Flat cross country trail  55% Gravel/Pavement.

·    2-Person Team Race (The Double Down) 3hr, 6hours and 12hours

·    Individual Race (Alone Ranger) 5mile, 3hours, 6hours and 12hours

·    Each event will be bib-timed

·    There will be 1 Stocked aid station with Water, Sport Drink, Honey Stinger products, Ultra food and a second water only aid station. 

·    Race rules summary below however Full Race Day details and Course maps will be communicated prior to race day and notification updates as they take place.

 

Partcipants receive​:
All Hourly Partcipants will receive:  Short Sleeve Race T-shirt, Finisher Medal and Custom Finisher Race Cup.

5mile Partcipants will receive:  Short Sleeve Race T-shirt and Finisher Cup.

**T-shirt not available after 5/18

Awards:
3hr, 6hr and 12hr Double Down Team races:  First place  M/M, Co-Ed, F/F (Each race).

ALone Ranger 5mile, 3hr- 6hr - 12hr races – First place Male and First place Female (Each race)

​Packet pickup location 

6/2 packet pick up will be held at Fleet Feet Omaha-Legacy location from 2pm-7pm.  6/3 Packet Pick up location TBA. 


Fleet Feet Omaha-Legacy location
17660 Wright St, Omaha, NE 68130

 

 ***Results will be posted on race page within 24hrs***

 
The Course:
Each event is run at Memphis State Rec Area.  The course is a 1.70mi loop and is half mowed grass trail and half pavement/crushed gravel. The corse is relatively flat with only 30ft of elevation and 2 rolling hills. Complete details Mileage charts and logistics information will be communicated prior to the race day.  Memphis State Rec Area is open to the public during the event. Please be mindful that the park and the trail/roads are shared with other visitors.  We will have volunteers out on course to help assist.  

Summary of rules
Simple version
Run, Walk, Hike, Ruck around the lake as many times as you can or you and your teammate. 

Calling it a day before the end of your allotted timed race. No problem!  In the case of both races if you want to retire early from your event just let us know at the timing station, and we will close out your race day and post your results after the event ends. Certainly, feel free to then kick back and root on others to their finishes.

All Participants will remain within their registered race (Individual 5mile, 3hr, 6- or 12-hour) (Team 3hr, 6h or 12hr).  Ties-for-distance issues are resolved by sequence at the final scorekeeping station. There is no credit for lost time. There is no correction for competitive inequalities.

Tent set up
An area of the course will run through our "tent town" enabling participants to set up small tents, chairs, small tables. This serves as a great home base for your race day.  We will have a "tent for the tentless" that is also our Main Stocked aid Station.  Tents can go up as early as 6:30am (more to come).


Aid
There are two aid stations, a large one near the timing trailer (start/Finish) with the most variety, and a smaller one on the opposite side of the course with the only water essentials. What to expect at provided aid station: water, sport drink, soda, fruit, bars, chips, etc. Later in the race, pizza will also be available in limited quantities.


Runner expectations, Headphones, etc.
All athletes are responsible for their own good sportsmanship, as well as their crew.  Dishonest actions will lead to disqualification

Be courteous to fellow citizens sharing the park – we will disqualify

Headphones are discouraged, we ask that you are aware of your surroundings for everyone's safety.
Please use caution when on the access road on the east side of the lake. We will have cones and flags marking “our” piece of the road facing oncoming traffic. Safety First is paramount. There are no pacers permitted within the race. 

*The following will not be permitted on race day by participants: Pets, Runners not wearing a official race bib, baby joggers/strollers, roller skates, roller blades, Skateboards. The trail does not permit the use of motorized vehicles as well.

*Our preferred start to our races would be a traditional mass start to each race distance however, we will be following state & local health guidelines in the conducting of the race.  In addition to adhering to health guidelines, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 data and adapt our race day strategies. Even with our race being a smaller field event, in a trail setting, the safety of our runners, volunteers and community is paramount. 

FAQ's

Q: Is the team event a relay race? 

A: No, the 2 teammates in the 3hr, 6hr and 12hr races are trying to accumulate as many laps/miles in their race. The team can choose on their own to run together or separate at any time during the event.  If runner 1 wants to take a break from running at their tent and runner 2 (runner 1's teammate) wants to keep running, they can certainly do so. Another example if runner 1 finishes with 20miles and runner 2 finishes with 40miles the teams total score is 60 total miles. 

Q: Can I retire early from my race that I signed up for?

A: Yes, you decide when you finish your race. Ex. (If you sign up for the 12hr race and only want to run 8hrs then want to call it a day you are permitted to do so.)  You only have to let the timers/scorekeepers know you are closing out your day early. 

 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

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      Race fee : $80.00
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      Race fee : $80.00
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    • Registration opens : 4/2/2022 01:00
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      Race fee : $85.00
      Processing fee : $5.93
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      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $90.00
      Processing fee : $6.22


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    • Registration opens : 4/2/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/3/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51
    • Registration opens : 5/3/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $110.00
      Processing fee : $7.38


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