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Is Perpetual Motion USATF Sanctioned? Yes, USATF sanction 18-26-084
Is the course USATF certified? Yes, certification TX15110ETM
What is the course like? The loop is an elongated oval. The two long sides are flat and straight; the two rounded ends have some slope to them. There are no sharp turns.
Where can I see a video of the course? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H-nYSH92L7k&feature=youtu.be
Will I need lights? We always recommend lights. This year's race won't have a lot of moonlight, but if the night is clear, the moon and the streetlights may illuminate the course enough for some runners.
What are the course records? Perpetual Motion has only been run twice but these are the best performances of the four events held on this course (UltraCentric '15, PseudoCentric '16, Perpetual Motion '17 and Perpetual Motion '18)
- 24 Hour: (M) Greg Armstrong '17 151.05 miles (F) Rebecca Cunningham '17 103.41 miles
- 12 Hour: (M) Robert McElroy '17 71.69 miles (F) Jessica Forsyth '15 65.28 miles
- 6 Hour: (M) Simon Toozoff '15 39.6 miles (F) Katie Graff '15 41.12 miles
Is there an official Race Hotel? Not this year. However, Grapevine has a lot of great hotels to meet every budget: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/
Where and when can I set up my tent? Personal tents and shelters can be set up on starting at 4PM on Friday, and should be removed by 4PM on Sunday.
What's the weather like? The average High temperature for this weekend is 62*, and the average Low temperature is 41*, but the weather in December in Texas can be unpredictable: hot, cold, sunny, overcast, still, windy, and sometimes all of those within 24 hours. Because of the proximity of the lake, the course usually has a breeze and will feel cooler than the forecast indicates, especially at night. We recommend that you pack for all possibilities, and look for weather updates in the final pre-race email.
Under what circumstances might the race be cancelled? The race could be cancelled due to a severe weather event that causes dangerous conditions, or at the request of local authorities
REFUNDS AND TRANSFERS:
Can I get a refund if I won't be racing for some reason? No, we don't offer full or partial refunds.
Can I transfer my registration to someone else? Yes, you can; there is no charge prior to October 1. After October 1, the recipient will pay a $15 transfer fee that will cover any fees the race may incur.
Is there an early start? Unfortunately, we can't accommodate an early start this year.
Are there any discounts? Yes, there is a Marathon Maniac discount on the MM Calendar page.
I'm a Marathon Maniac. What if my race doesn't get 15 starters? You're in luck! The Maniacs clarified their criteria; we just need 15 starters for all 3 races combined.
What are the GPS coordinates? 32.959208,-97.056219