Race Day Information
RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS
COURSE: The course will cover approximately 13.1 miles and begins from the Lewis & Clark trail head in the Weldon Spring Conservation Area off Hwy 94. Participants will first run the 8-mile Lewis trail and then the 5-mile Clark trail. The course will travel counter clockwise and will not be closed to outside use. There will be markings along the course and a volunteer where the trails split. The 5-mile option will cover 1 loop of the Clark trail.
AID: All participants are encouraged to carry water with them. Aid stations will be 2.5 miles apart at most. Aid stations will be located near the following mile markers: 2 (water and sport drink), 3.5 (water only), 5.75 (unmanned, self-serve, water only), 6.5 (water and sport drink), 8 (water, sport drink, snacks and porta potties as runners pass through the trail head to begin the second loop), 10 (water and sport drink), 11.5 (water and sport drink). There will be 2 aid stations on the 5 mile course. Please dispose of trash in the provided receptacles. We must leave the trail in the same or better condition as we found it. Basic first aid will be available at all manned aid stations. There will be an ambulance and porta potties at the trail head.
WAVES AND CUTOFFS: Participants will begin the race in waves that leave every minute or two. The first wave begins at 8am. The 5-mile race will begin immediately after the half waves depart. Please allow plenty of time to get to the start line. All participants must be through the 8-mile aid station within 2.5 hours after the last wave leaves or they will be pulled from the course. The event time limit is a strict 4 hours for the half and 2 hours for the 5 mile.
RULES: Packet pickup and parking will be available at the Department of Energy facility at 7293 Hwy 94 on race morning from 6:45-8:30am. DO NOT park at the trail head. Shuttles will be provided to take runners and spectators to the trail head and back. Highway 94 is very busy, so, for everyone’s safety, please use caution and use the shuttles! Coming from Hwy 40, the DOE is on the right, just before the Lewis & Clark trail head on the left. The DOE has a sign on the road, and we will place an SLTC banner just before their driveway as well. Packet pickup and race day registration will be available from 6:45-8:30 on race morning. The building will be closed once the race is under way, so please do not leave anything inside or plan on reentering the building after the race. Participants are expected to follow the American Trail Running Association Rules on the Run.
REFUNDS and CANCELLATION DUE TO WEATHER: The safety of our participants is our highest priority. Races will be held rain, snow, or shine and will not be cancelled except for cases of severe weather or unsafe road/trail conditions. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the course or post event activities to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. We are a nonprofit organization and all net proceeds are used to further the St. Louis Track Club’s mission in the community. As such, no refunds or credits will be given in the case of cancellation due to weather.
SWAG: Custom designed technical trucker hats will be offered to all entrants. Custom finisher’s medals will also be presented to both half marathon and five mile finishers.
AWARDS: Custom awards will go to the top three overall male and female finishers in the half marathon, plus the top male and female masters finishers in the half marathon. Overall awards will also go to the top three male and female finishers in the 5 mile race. Age group awards will go to the top three male and female finishers in both events for the following age groups: 29 & Under, 30-39, 40-49 and 50+.
POST-RACE FUN: The SLTC will also host a post-race party. We’ll provide the recovery food in the form of protein (likely a burger, but really, whatever looks tastiest when we go shopping on Saturday!) and a beer for everyone. Please note, no alcohol is allowed at the DOE site. Please, DO NOT bring your beer back on the shuttle.
GIVING BACK: Event proceeds will be donated to the Weldon Spring Conservation Area. As such, no refunds, deferrals or bib transfers will be permitted. Please let us know if any spectators, friends, relatives or acquaintances would be interested in volunteering onrace day. We can’t produce events like this without the help of our wonderful volunteers!