Jug End Loop Ultra Virtual will be held Saturday, July 25th, 2020.
EVENT TIME: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (6-Hour Ultra); 8:00 AM start time for 4.2 Mile race
PACKET PICK-UP: 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM (Race Day Only) ANNOUNCEMENTS: 7:50 AM (6-Hour & 27 Miler) / 7:50 (4.2 miler)
TIMING: Event will keep lap counts at the aid station table. It is runner’s responsibility to check in each lap. If quitting early, please inform our timekeepers.
REGISTRATION COSTS: 6-Hour Ultra & 27 Miler: $75 flat early registration until 12/31, $85 (until 4/1), $90 until race day. 50% refund if registration is withdrawn by May 1st. 4.2 Mile “Mini Jug”: $33 until 12/31, $36 after until 4/1, $39 until race day
TIME LIMIT: 6-Hour Ultra Event. Run/walk as many laps as you choose of the 4.2 mile course before cutoff. No partial laps will be scored. (Note: .88 mile “mini jug” loops to be used the last hour of the race. No full 4 mile loops may be started after the 5 hour mark. For the 27 MILER: Strict limit of 7 HOURS in effect for the Marathon+ distance (6 big loops and 2 mini loops). Must finish before 7:00:00 hours elapsed.
BENEFICIARY: This year’s event will be benefitting the Louison House in North Adams, MA, which is the only homeless shelter and support organization serving northern Berkshire County. Last year we donated $1700. This year our goal is to double this!
LOCATION: Jug End State Reservation, 120 Jug End Road, Egremont, MA (If you type in Guilded Hollow Road, it seems you will have better luck finding the parking lot. There will be a sign at the end of the parking lot that connects out to Jug End Road though.)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 4.2 mile course through woods, fields, apple orchard. Approximately 2.1 miles of uphill and 2.1 miles of downhill per lap. 830′ elevation change per lap. Follow the Jug End Loop Trail and includes upper loop.**UPDATED Route Description**: At 5:00:00, the route to the upper loop will be closed and there will be a .88 mile mini loop to use for the last 60 minutes. My hope is this will allow folks to get the necessary distance to hit milestones (1/2 marathon, marathon, 50k).
AID STATION: Aid Station will consist of portable tables. We will provide Water and Gatorade/Heed/TailWind or similar. If you have personal specifics, plan to bring it. We will have normal aid station faire: pretzels, corn chips, gummy bears, bananas, oranges, cookies, fig newtons.
You heard that correctly. We will NOT have cups for your drinks, ESPECIALLY after you finish. We strive to do everything we can to limit our impact. Please simply use your water-bottle, or bring a light-weight, collapsible cup with you. It takes just a little more planning on your part, and means we won’t have pre-poured soda and drinks, but it will mean our impact on Mother Nature is significantly less than it could be.
BE PREPARED FOR THIS! WE ARE SERIOUS! THERE WILL BE NO CUPS, EVEN AFTER YOU FINISH (There is a pretty sweet finisher award you can use for beverages of your choosing after you finish though!)
CONTACT: Bennjamin Griffin (Race Director) Email: email@example.com Phone: 413-443-5819
AWARDS: Overall Awards for Top Male and Female. Age Group Awards (<19, 20-39 Open, 40-59 Masters, 60+) Unique Finisher’s Award – 16 oz Handmade Ceramic Mug for all finishers. Etched “jugs” for champions in each event. Awards Ceremony promptly at 2:00pm; Must be present to receive award.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Assistance is needed for setup, registration, starting line, race operations, awards, aid station management, and clean up. If your friends or family members are running the race, please give us a hand. Email race director for more info.
2020’S EVENT WILL BE SEMI-VIRTUAL. RUNNERS WILL HAVE TO RUN THEIR EVENT ON THE ACTUAL COURSE AT JUG END STATE RESERVATION ANY TIME DURING THE MONTH OF JULY. RUNNERS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT PROOF OF DISTANCE VIA ULTRASIGNUP TO THE RACE DIRECTOR.