BIG BRAD ULTRAS’ COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
Big Brad Ultras loves our running community. We ask the cooperation of all involved in this year’s race: runners, family and volunteers. Hopefully, everyone understands how important being respectful and following some simple rules will allow races to go forward. We think everyone is tired of virtual! Let’s make it obvious that we can do this as safely as possible.
Just to name a few of the things we will be doing:
We will allow drop bags at all aid stations so that runners can self-support if that makes them more comfortable.
These are weird times. Everyone needs to decide their comfort/risk level. We think this will be a safe race or we wouldn’t hold it, but the virus situation is fluid. For this reason, we will have refunds/deferrals (see ultrasignup for details) should we need to cancel. We hope this information helps you make your decision. Runners and volunteers will be getting very detailed emails as we get closer to race day. Please read it so you will understand what is expected.
Maine’s got some BIG BAD ULTRAMARATHONS: races with single-track trails, big hills, and gnarly terrain. Trail Monster Running is proud to present the nineth annual Big Brad Ultras on October 11, 2020 on the trails of Bradbury Mountain State Park and the surrounding area.
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|Each race is capped at 100 participants.|
|50k runners will complete 2 laps of the 16.2 mile course, 50 mile runners will complete a 1.2 mile lap of Bradbury Mountain followed by 3 laps of the 16.2 mile course. (Please note that some parts of the race course as detailed above are provisional and are pending review from the State of Maine, any required changes are likely to be minimal.)
50 mile elevation: 7,500′ gain (equal loss)
50 km elevation: 4,500′ gain (equal loss)
|The race course is primarily single-track trails over hilly, technical terrain. There is approximately 1/2 mile of paved road and 1/4 mile of dirt road on the 16.2 mile course.
50 mile runners will be starting before sunrise and will be required to run with a headlamp or flashlight for at least the initial 1.2 mile loop before returning to the start area.
Well-stocked aid stations, manned by experienced ultra runners, will tend to runners with the longest distance between aid of about six miles. Drop bags may be left at the start/finish area.We’ve raised the prices by $2.50 in order to raise awareness and funds for the Royal River Conservation Trust. Please take a look at their website to see all the great work they are doing to ensure there are trails to enjoy. Remember to think of them on some of the sweet new trails on the course!
|Slideshow of pictures from the race course:
Mid-October is a popular time of year for leaf-peeping tourists, so make your travel and accommodation plans early.