The Final Countdown

Sat September 18, 2021 Winnabow, NC 28479 US
Countdown to Race Day

The Final Countdown

$50 8:00AM EDT - 5:00PM EDT
49 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
2601 River Road SE
Winnabow, NC US 28479

You are invited to this unique race experience that has something for everyone.  From new runners to experienced ultra runners, the start will be a cinch.  But the longer you last, the more the Countdown will demand from you.  And all we ask is that you demand the most of yourself, holding off your own "Final Countdown" as long as possible.  

The course is a 1.33 mile loop located in Brunswick Nature Park on a smooth, fast trail. Every lap, all runners leave together and must complete the loop in the allotted time. If you finish the loop before the Countdown completes, you can take a break, grab a drink, check your social media, or whatever it is you want to do.  

One thing though. Each lap will get slightly faster than the last. We will start with the first lap at 20 minutes (15:02/mile pace), and for each successive lap the countdown will be 20 seconds shorter, forcing you to go a little bit faster each lap. If you don't make it back before the Countdown reaches "0", your adventure is over.  But we would love for you to hang out and root on the remaining competitors. The race ends when only one runner returns before the completion of "The Final Countdown."

To get the most out of yourself, you will need to plan to be conservative enough so that you can have fuel in the tank to turn the jets on in the end. 

If you are ready for your Countdown to begin, register today.

TIMES (as reference for first few laps)

20:00 (15:02/mile)
19:40 (14:47/mile)
19:20 (14:32/mile)
19:00 (14:17/mile)
18:40 (14:02/mile)
18:20 (13:47/mile)

Race Contact Info

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Aid Stations

There will be one aid station at the start/finish line of the 1.33 mile loop. Standard aid will be provided, but if you have any special favorites, make sure to bring them along for the day. 

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will take place on race day. Please plan to arrive 60 minutes prior to your race start to ensure you can locate parking, bathrooms, and set up your personal aid station if needed. Race bibs, swag and any additional items purchased will be provided at that time.


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