Flagline 50k September 21st 2014
Field for the 50k limited to 300 runners
Photos from the 2012Trailfest from Longrun photos
For 2014 the Flagline 50k will serve as the USATF National Championships. You will need a current USATF number to be scored for the championship. However it you it is not required to be a member to race the 50k. Results will be scored normally with USATF members scored in an additional separate category.
There will be a prize purse of $2500 will be shared between the overall top three male and female and overall male and female master (40+).
Start Times: 8am or 7am early start
This will be the fourth running of the Flagline 50k trail run. Runners will be treated to a long tour of Central Oregon’s high country trails with amazing views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Mt. Bachelor. The course has some great mix of old growth pine and lodgepole forests, above treeline singletrack, a couple of stout climbs, and a creek to cool the feet. 5 aid stations fully stocked with food and drink to power you through your journey to finishing a challenging 50k run.
Once again the Flagline 50k will be part of the Oregon Trail Ultramaraton Series. for more info on this trail running series hit this LINK . Also new for this year is that the cut off has been extended to 8hrs.
Packet Pick up
Packet pick up will take place Saturday September 20th from Noon to 6pm at Footzone of Bend located at 842 NW Wall st in beautiful downtown Bend Oregon. Packets will also be available Sunday Morning before the race up at the Sunrise Lodge Parking area at Mt Bachelor.
Refund Policy A 50% refund will be issued via check up until August, 2nd 2012 for all races. After August 12th NO REFUNDS will be given.
Course starts out with a net down from Dutchman Flat to aid 1 with some great double and singletrack through some lodgepole forests that skirt Vista Butte on the way to Swampy Lakes Snow Park. After a quick stop at the aid station you will proceed through some of the Nordic trails to where you hang a left for the Flagline Trail. This is one of the hardest climbs on the course and will be a challenging run for the next 6 or so miles to Aid 2. Once you are through the second aid station you will proceed through some rolling single track that flirts with some great alpine glades, a creek crossing (feet wet) and great views for miles. At aid 3 you will start a dirt road decent down to the headwaters of Tumalo Creek. After crossing the creek (on a bridge) you will begin the toughest climb on the course for 3.5 miles back up to the aid station you just left. Enjoy the climb and all the little glades, big ol’ trees, and more amazing views. After aid 4 your brain will get a break from sinlgetrack and be treated to one of the most beautiful dirt roads I have ever been on. Well the road itself is nothing special but the views from there are quite amazing. After your coast downhill we throw you right back in the woods and a short jog to the last aid station (aid 5). After topping off you get a rolling trail back to Mt. Bachelor. When you get back to Dutchman flat you will be guided out to cross Century Drive and finish via the dirt service road to finish Sunrise Lodge.
Time limit/Cut offs
Participants will have 7.5 hrs if they start at 8 or 8.5 with the 7am early start
Participants will need to be through Aid station 4 (mile 24) by 2:00pm.
What to Bring
Well this event has has experienced warmer than normal temperatures, winter storms and gigantic forest fires. I suggest finding a bag and putting every piece of clothing you have that somehow relates to running in it. Jacket(s), multiple pairs of gloves, socks, tights, knickers, shorts, hats, warm hats, lots of shirts of varying sleeve length and insulation levels, and a waterproof drop bag to put at aid stations.
Directions to Mt. Bachelor’s Sunrise Lodge
Mt. B has taken care of directions. Check out the site HERE
Need a place to stay?
Check out Visit Bend for a complete list of lodging options.
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This year the Flagline Trailfest will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the event to the Bend Endurance Academy. http://www.bendenduranceacademy.org/
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