Name:             Ozone Endurance Challenge (Ozone48)

 

Directors:       General RD: Will Jorgensen

Assistant RD: Muna Rodriguez

 

Registration:  https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=38238

 

Social Media:  www.facebook.com/ozone48

 

Email:             ozonechallenge48@gmail.com

 

Fees:               see registration at Ultrasignup link above

 

The Race

 

Date                   June 3-4-5, 2016

Location            Camp Ozone, 232 Camp Ozone Road, Rockwood, Tennessee

Events                6 hour, 12 hr day, 12 hr night, 24 hr, 36 hr, 48 hr TIMED races

Timed Course   1 mile loop around lake with 1/2 mile out-and-back along Fall Creek

                            above the lake

Elevation Gain:   approximately 60 feet per mile

Time Zone         all times are Eastern Time Zone (your phone may try to be in Central

                            Time Zone and you may need to override it)

 

Race Concept

Bring-your-family or friends-with-you for a weekend where you run as much as you desire, spend time with your peeps, and interact with fellow runners. There are numerous family activities and meals available for those who are not running.

 

Race Description

There will be a 6 hour, 12 hour day, 12 hour night, 24 hour, 36 hour and 48 hour timed races. Pick your time and run or walk as much or as little as you like. You compete against the people in your time slot. Different race lengths will start at different times, so people finish closer to the same time. When you are done running, we encourage you to stay around to cheer on others and enjoy the camp facilities. There will be an awards celebration Sunday at 11 a.m. followed by a barbeque lunch for all.

 

Location

The camp is ten miles from Rockwood, Tennessee and about a mile from Ozone Falls. Crossville, Tennessee is 17 miles away. (We encourage everyone to stop and see these beautiful falls while here.) Camp Ozone, a summer camp, is owned by Children's Bible Ministries.

 

Nearest Airport           Knoxville (McGhee Tyson) (about 1 hour away)

 

Camp Rules

No guns, no alcohol, no smoking, no pets. NONE!! We don’t make the rules, but we will respect and follow them. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Camp/Course Map   See last page

 

Course Information

The entire timed course is on the Camp Ozone property. The course is about 2 miles long. The surface is about 2/3rds dirt double track wooded trail. The rest is gravel with a grassy shoulder to run on if preferred. The race will start/finish in front of the camp lodge. The trail will be marked with reflective markers hanging at eye level.

The main aid station and camp area will have lights. The trail is not lit. You will need a good, reliable light source. There will be little moonlight. (New moon time)

 

What's Included

Bib

Tech T-shirt

Supported race on looped course

Aid station access

Results uploaded to Ultra Sign Up and UltraRunning Magazine

Use of the camp facilities for you and your family/crew

Evening campfires

Parking

Physical therapist (donations accepted)

Finisher's award

Sunday barbeque

Games:

            9 square, dodgeball, cornhole

Activities on the lake:

            paddleboats, swimming, canoeing, fishing (if you have TN license)

 

Available for pre-purchase

            Meals at the lodge for you and/or your family/crew

            Hostel style lodging

 

Lodging Options        Your car - free

Your tent - $8 / night

Your RV (no hookups, no electricity) - $15 / night

A bed in one of the camp hostel style cabins - $15 / night / person

A hotel room in Rockwood or Crossville - do a search

 

Campers may wash dishes in the lodge during hours when the cook is out of the kitchen.  Those hours will be posted.

 

 

RV, Tent, Hostel Set-up 

48 hour runners may set up tents or move in after 5 p.m. on Thursday. No food is provided Thursday.

 

Other runners may set up tents or move in after 11 a.m. Friday. We ask that you arrive before 7 pm. on Friday if you are staying the weekend and need to set up.

 

6 hour and 12 hour day people....plan to return on Sunday or stay for the weekend. Volunteer, hang out by the course and cheer others, enjoy the campfire, enjoy the camp activities. You can leave, of course, but we really want everyone to enjoy the entire weekend, if they so desire.

 

Parking Permit

During daylight hours prior to race start times, we plan to have someone at the gate to issue a parking permit and to give you directions. Everyone, including your guests, will need to sign a waiver and wear the wristband we provide. If there is no one at the gate, come around the lake to the main lodge / race start area to check-in and get directions.

 

Please be VERY respectful of the camp property. Avoid rutting or otherwise damaging grass and other areas. If it has been raining and/or the ground is soft, you may be instructed to park in alternate areas that are further from the course. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Packet Pickup

During the 15-60 minutes before your race time at the Lodge. You will get your bib and shirt.

 

Start                In front of Lodge       

                        The race director will give a few announcements before the start.

 

Schedule

                                    Start Time                   Finish Time

48 hour                        Fri, 10 am                    Sun, 10 am

36 hour                        Fri, 9 pm                      Sun, 9 am

12 hour DAY              Sat, 8 am                     Sat, 8 pm

24 hour                        Sat, 10 am                   Sun, 10 am

6 hour                          Sat, 11 am                   Sat, 5 pm

12 hour NIGHT          Sat, 9 pm                     Sun, 9 am

 

Campfire                     each evening -- Fri, Sat from 8 pm to 10 pm (near the aid station)

Lake Activities            Sat, 9 am to 5 pm & Sun 1 pm to??

Awards - 6 hour          Sat, 7 pm in the lodge

Awards                       Sun, 11 am in the lodge

Barbeque                     Sun, noon

Family time                 Sun afternoon 12:30 pm until ?? pm-- enjoy the camp and lake

 

Timing

Each runner will have a bib number. Bibs will be color coded to show which event you are running and must be visible at all times. If you put it on wrong, under something, cut it, tear it fold it, etc. then your miles will not count!

 

We are planning on manual timing. Runners must check in at the timing center each time you run around the loop. Make sure that EACH loop has been recorded. Unrecorded loops will not count.

 

At the end of the Fall Creek Trail out-and-back section, there will be a manual timing station.

 

If you are going "off course" " to your tent, cabin, or vehicle to sleep, you MUST sign out on a clipboard in the timing area, and then sign back in when you start again. During your event time, you may not leave Camp Ozone for any reason unless you have officially dropped.

 

Medical

There will be first aid supplies at the main aid station. All major medical emergencies will be reported to 911.

 

Race Rules

 

Only complete laps count. There is no credit for partial laps. Your distance is based on the number of completed 2 mile laps within the time you registered for.

 

Final results will be calculated based on each runner’s total mileage at the call time as determined by that runner’s last completed lap.

 

If you are struggling at any point in the run, race officials will have the right to evaluate you, and it will be their call if you will be allowed to continue. These decisions will be made with your safety and desire to finish in mind.

 

If you decide you are done running/walking/crawling before your time is up, come in to the start/finish area, tell the timing staff and sign the DROP clipboard. Your decision is final.

 

Unsportsmanlike conduct, course cutting, littering, or violation of any of the policies set forth will be grounds for disqualification.

 

Aid Station

There will be one fully stocked aid station

 

There will be plenty of typical race foods available. Water and sports drink (Tailwind and Gu Brew), gels, salty items, cookies, fruit, pickles, potatoes/salt, PB&J and PB&H, ice, etc. and a few specialty items. If you have special dietary needs/electrolyte drinks/etc, please plan to bring your own food/nutrition.

 

We also have a few runner necessities available: Vaseline, electrolytes, pain relievers, etc. Please bring what you feel is essential for you. If we don't have it, and you didn't bring it, DON'T complain. Know what you need to run in crazy circles for the length of time you signed up for.

 

Cups               This is a cup free race. Runners provide their own hydration systems.

 

Lights             This is a NON lighted course. Runners provide their own lighting system.

 

Hazards          Tiny ticks. LOTS of them! (Bring insect repellent. Check your body carefully.) Also poison ivy and snakes (including poisonous). No Bigfoots have been sighted yet!

 

Personal Aid Stations / Drop Bags

Runners will be allowed to set up personal aid stations at their tent site or alongside the course in a designated area. (You don't go right by your car.) We will have an area designated for crews to set up beside the course not far past the main aid station. You can put up pop-up canopies (no cars allowed in this area).

 

Camp Fees

We pay the camp a fee per person, per day.  We welcome you to bring your family and /or crew, but please don't invite your entire running club to come cheer you on.  Now if they sign up for one or more volunteer slots, bring everyone you can!

 

Crew

Runners may have crew support every lap. When helping, crew must stay at designated areas. Helping outside of the runners' designated area is not allowed. All crew MUST sign a waiver.

 

Pacers

You are allowed one pacer with you at anytime while you are officially still on the course. They must be within your sight at all times. Pacers are for moral support only and for guidance if you start to hallucinate. NO MULING! You still need to carry your own stuff. Ask for a Pacer Bib for your pacer at check-in. One pacer bib per runner. All pacers MUST sign a waiver.

 

Volunteers

Without volunteers, this event wouldn’t happen. Please encourage all your friends/family/etc to come support you and event for at least one or more time slots. Especially the hardest ones to fill early on and during the night. A huge thanks!

Here’s the link: https://ultrasignup.com/volunteer.aspx?dtid=21800

 

Awards

Finisher awards for all who participate and finish at least one loop -- if you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, ask for your award before leaving.

 

All finishers (1+ laps!!)           Medal

50 miles                                   Logoed beer mug

100 miles                                 100 mile custom buckle with personalized race info

                                                   (Sample displayed at race, custom buckle mailed later)

 

Overall Awards:    Top Male and Female in each race group

You compete against others in the same time slot.

We will have some prizes for overall winners.

 

Family Activities

There are things for children and family members to do. The camp has a game area, corn hole, and lake activities -- paddleboating, canoeing, and swimming. The lake is stocked with bass, blue gill and catfish. Ask staff for limits. (All catfish are catch and release.)You may fish with a valid Tennessee fishing license. Please present it to the staff at the registration area for approval first before fishing. Bring your own fishing gear.

 

Meals

We will provide meals at the lodge to runners, crew, and families who pre-purchase meal tickets.

 

Child Care

Not provided.

 

Restrooms

Restroom facilities inside the lodge and port-a-johns outside. There are no restrooms around the loop.

 

Showers                      Limited availability in cabins (ask staff)

 

Electric outlets           None on course

                                    Charging center in the lodge (unsupervised)

 

Cell phone service     Verizon and Straight Talk usually work, but not guaranteed!!!

 

Internet Access          None.  Enjoy being unplugged.

 

Physical Therapist     Available on site free of charge - donations accepted

 

Gear Swap Table      Available in the lodge

 

Nearest Stores           

Convenience stores     Crab Orchard - 6 miles

Walmart (24 hr)           Rockwood - 10 miles, Crossville - 17 miles

 

Prerequisites

None....but if you sign up, you agree that you are responsible for planning your training, gear, hydration, and fueling. Your lack of preparation or running knowledge is NOT the race director's, volunteers, or anyone else’s fault. You should know how to doctor basic running injuries....like blisters. Come prepared.

 

If you sign up, you agree to READ the written information and the emails from the director. AND you agree not to whine. We will be encouraging and helpful. We will not hold your hand or have volunteers every 10 yards holding supplies for you, giving you a hug, tending to your every wish, and offering a teddy bear to console you.

 

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please EMAIL: ozonechallenge48@gmail.com. As soon as we are able, we will reply with short, straight forward answers to questions that are NOT answered in this document. 

 

Changes

There will likely be changes that we decide to make before, during, and/or after the event. Especially since it is a first year event. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Last, but not least........

We are all here to have a great time. Do your best anti-rain dance, and get ready for a running PAR-TAY!!!

 

Directional Map

 

Directional Map

 

Camp Layout

 

Camp Layout