Long Beach Enlightened Ultra January 10-11, 2015 100 Mile, 100K, 50 Mile, 50K
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) and Race Rules
Where is the start/finish? The start and finish will be at One Junipero, Long Beach, CA 90803. This location is also where runners will have one space reserved for them to park for the entire event.
What are the cut-off times? All races will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 All races have a firm cut-off time of 30 hours (noon on Sunday, January 11, 2015). Three runners will sweep the course at noon on January 11, 2015.
What is the race course? The course follows the Long Beach bike/pedestrian path with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Queen Mary, Catalina Island and downtown Long Beach. It is 8-mile out-and-back course, with one main aid station at the start in Marina Park located at One Junipero. Avenue. Runners will start running 2 miles south and turn around back to the aid station and continue 2 miles north and turn around back to the aid station. Runners will be back at the aid station every 4 miles. The path will be well-marked by the Race Director. An out and back course is great for first-timers and is challenging enough for ultra veterans.
Where are the aid stations? There will be one aid station at the Start/Finish located Marina Park at One Junipero Avenue. Runners will cross the aid station every 4 miles.. There are water fountains along the path. It is recommended that runners carry a 20 ounce water bottle. There is plenty of room for all runners' gear (coolers, chairs, bags, etc.).
What is the race entry fee? Before January 1, 2015, race entry fees are $175=100 Mile, $125=100K, $125=50 Mile, $125=50K through Ultrasignup.com. Participants registering after January 1, 2015 will be charged an additional $25.
What if I sign-up for the 100 Mile event but can only complete the 50K? Runners are allowed to drop-down a distance and will be given an official finishing time and medal for the event they complete. However, runners will only be eligible for a trophy in the official event they registered. Runners are not allowed to step up in distance.
Can I bring my dog? Sorry, dogs are not allowed on the Long Beach bike/pedestrian path. However, there is a dog beach located along the path. Google Rosie's dog beach for more.
Will I receive a belt buckle if I complete 100 Miles? Yes! All runners that complete the 100 Mile race within the 30 hour cut-off will receive a custom-designed belt buckle. All finishers of other distances will receive a beach inspired medal.
Where should I stay? Downtown Long Beach has many hotels.. We recommend the unique Queen Mary or the Hotel Maya..Both hotels are on the waterfront and have gorgeous views.
When is race check-in? Race check-in is the morning of the race, January 10, from 4:30-5:30 a.m. Race bibs will only be handed-out the morning of the race.
Will the aid station be fully stocked? Yes! The Start/Finish Aid station has water, sports drinks (our sponsor Hammer Nutrition Heed), soda(Coke, Mt. Dew and Ginger Ale), coffee, clean ice, Oreos, gummy bears, Pringles, hot soup(chicken and vegetable), homemade banana chocolate chip muffins(yum), Hammer Gels, Endurolytes and anything else you request. Pizza will be delivered at 5:00 p.m. by our favorite local pizza place, Long Beach Pizza Company. There will be pepperoni, vegetable and cheese available.
What type of weather should I expect? Expect highs in the mid-60s with blue skies, and night time temps in the high 40s. Runners will be treated to a beautiful sunrise and sunset over the Pacific Ocean, and a bright, starry night. Sunrise is at 7:00 a.m., and sunset is at 5:00 p.m. Headlamps and/or flashlights are required for early morning and night time running. As with any ultra, be prepared for all types of weather.
Can I have a pacer? Pacers are allowed in the 100 Mile Race only. Runners may use their pacers after mile 50. Runners may have unlimited pacers/crew, but only one pacer is allowed on the course at a time. Crew is allowed to use the supplies at the aid station. Pacers are allowed to bike alongside the runner. If you are really nice to the RD, he might bike alongside you on his beach cruiser for those late miles;)
Is this a family-friendly event? Absolutely! Your family can enjoy a beach day, visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, vintage shop on Retro Row, rent a beach cruiser or surrey, tour the Queen Mary, use the volleyball courts at the Start/Finish, or shop 'til you drop at Belmont Shore.