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Shakori 40 Running Festival

Sat November 9, 2019 Pittsboro, NC US 27312 Directions
Events

40K Individual Open

$60 8:00AM EST Price increases after June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

40 Mile Team Relay

$35 8:30AM EST Price increases after June 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd
Pittsboro, NC US 27312
Description

Shakori Hills is known for the famous Shakori Hills Music Festival just outside of Chapel Hill, NC.  Shakori Hills Community Arts Center is a place where everyone can enjoy nature, take strolls on beautiful trails, have family afternoons in the sun and enjoy art, music, family, life and all it has to offer. By building on what we are blessed to have at our fingertips, our local culture will continue to strengthen and prosper!

The Shakori 40 will bring the running community together to race within nature and enjoy each other.  We will have a 40K open race for men and women and a 40 mile relay for up to 10 members.  The relay will be age graded which means men, women and age will play a part in the overall winning team.

RACE INFORMATION

40K INDIVIDUAL

  • 6 laps of the 4 mile course
  • You must wear your bib at all times during the race. Your bib has your chip.
  • You must run through the checkpoint each lap to get an official time
  • Top 3 male and female will be awarded
  • Everyone will get a 40K finisher award
  • Aid Station – around the half way point with Water, Gatorade, Gels and Bananas. The 2nd Aid Station would be the event camp site

40 MILE TEAM RELAY

  • All relay team members must run a minimum of 1 x 4 mile loop.
  • AGE GRADED: All team times will be calculated based on Age and Sex to even the teams out performance wise.  The fastest team may not be the winner.
  • Team captain or 1 individual from the team must be responsible to pick up team packet.  Team bibs, shirts, camping passes, batons, and add on items, will be stuffed together in one bag for 1 person to pick up. Make sure it's a responsible person.
  • All relay teams members will have their own personal bib associated with their name and age. You must wear your bib and also carry your team’s baton with the chip in it.
  • All relay teams must wear the bib they are issued.  Each person on each team gets 1 bib.  You can run in ANY ORDER you choose, but you must wear your bib and have your baton.
  • Your relay baton is your timing chip. You must carry your baton the entire race and hand it off to the next person. You baton must cross the checkpoint and finish line. If you lose your baton, you are disqualified.
  • There is 1 trophy for the winning relay + $800.00.  There is a Gross (Fastest time) award for $200 The winning team will get their name engraved on the trophy which will be passed along each year.
  • Aid Station – there is 1 around the half way point with Water, Gatorade, Gels and Bananas. The 2nd Aid Station would be the event camp site.
  • HANDICAP - Each individual is handicapped and that helps the entire team.  For example: if you are a 50 year old female you have a 24% handicap.  Because you are part of a team that has 10 legs or a 10 person team, you bring your teams handicap down from 100% (which is 0 handicap) to 97.6%.  Now your overall time is multiplied by .976.  The more people on your team with a handicap, the lower your overall team's handicap score will be.  This takes a lot of strategic thinking, its not all about the handicap, and it is not all about being the fastest either.  Handicap percentages below. 
    • Women + 10% added to the below
      15 and under 5%
      16-39 - 0%
      40 - 1%
      41 - 2%
      42 - 3%
      43 - 4%
      44 - 5%
      45 - 6%
      46 - 7%
      47 - 8%
      48 - 9%
      49 - 10%
      50-54 - 14%
      55-59 - 18%
      60-64 - 21%
      65-69 - 26%
      70+ - 30%
  • RELAY RULES
    1. There is no specific order your team has to run, however the first person from each team will need to check in your team before the race start.
    2. Each team has a baton, you must complete the race with your baton
    3. Each runner's first leg will count toward their overall 5 mile time. For example if you are running 2 legs of the relay, legs 1 and 6, your first leg will be the one that counts toward the 5 mile overall results (even if 6 is faster)
    4. Each runner must run with a chipped bib and their team's baton
    5. Handicaps will be added to the team's times throughout the day. The lower the handicap, the more time off the team will receive at the end. For example 89 means 89% of the overall time:)
    6. Any changes to your team must be submitted prior to the race or your team is subject to DQ.

CAMPING

  • You can camp on the Shakori Hills fairgrounds.  Information coming soon

PACKET PICKUP

  • You must pick up your packet Friday at the packet pickup location: Location TBA
  • RELAY TEAMS: The Team captain or 1 individual from the team must be responsible to pick up team packet. Team bibs, shirts, camping passes, batons, and add on items, will be stuffed together in one bag for 1 person to pick up. Make sure it's a responsible person.
  • You must pick up your packet before heading to the site
  • There will be no packet pickup Saturday morning

GENERAL RULES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Be sure to dress and plan for all weather conditions. It is the middle of winter and freezing temps are very possible..
  • We will have water, snacks, gatorade and some food for sale on a food truck. But plan to bring and eat your own food.
  • Pet’s must be leashed and people friendly. No roaming pets.
  • Bring trash bags to clean up after yourself. Take out what you bring into the property. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • There are restrooms and showers on site
  • All participants are welcome to camp at the race site. There will be a $10 per person fee to camp to cover costs. The $10 includes camping both Friday and Saturday night regardless if you are doing 1 or both.
  • Friday night set up is also permitted on the property. Anyone who shows up Friday must arrive by dusk to set up.
  • Camping Saturday night is also permitted.
  • All participants must exit the grounds by Sunday morning at 9:00am. All trash and items brought must be collected and taken. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • First come first served for a camping spot. We will have designated areas to set up camp. You can set up Friday night or Saturday morning
  • Things you can do:
    Bring generators
    Drink Beer – cans only (no bottles and no kegs)
    Grill food
    Pet’s must be leashed and people friendly. No roaming pets.
  • Prohibited at the Southern Tour Ultra Weekend
    Bottled Beer or Kegs (canned beer only)
    Campers and RVs unless purchased
    No fires on the ground – you can bring a fire pit
    No fireworks
    No Littering
    You must be family or team supporter to camp – no visitors
    Quiet time starts at 10:00pm – generators off and music off
    Please be respectful of space
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