Sunday, December 29th – 10:00AM until 6:00PM
Monday, December 30th – 5:30AM until 6:30PM
(if you need to pick it up later on Monday, please send an email to Trish@snowdropfoundation.org)
Sugar Land Memorial Park
15300 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Some pertinent information to share with you:
SET UP AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
If you are setting up a tent you can do so starting at 10am on the 29th. Please check with a race official on placement.
All solo competitors and team captains must be checked in by 6am race morning. The entire team does not have to check in at this time.
NO PACERS ALLOWED…only runners wearing timing chips are permitted on the course at any time. (The course is a flat .76 mile loop. Your family/friends/teammates will be able to see you on the course. Plus, with such a short loop, supplies at the start/finish line are never far away.)
Upon arrival, each team member must check in with race officials before entering the race.
Definition of Team Competitor: Any participant signed up as a member of a team.
Definition of Solo Competitor: Any participant who has signed up as an individual runner. These are the ONLY participants eligible to compete for the 100 mile belt buckle and the overall individual lap champion. To receive a 100 mile finisher belt buckle, a solo competitor must run 132 total laps in 55 Hours
Lap counting will be done via timing chip provided by Run Wild Timing, the official timer of Snowdrop Ultra 55. Results will be updated every 6-8 hours, or sooner, depending on the availability of Run Wild officials. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY RECOGNIZED AND ACCEPTED FORM OF RECORD FOR OFFICIAL LAPS COMPLETED.
Each TEAM will be supplied with ONE timing chip. It is VITAL that when switching runners the chip be transferred from the runner who is finishing their leg to the runner who is starting their leg. Failure to do so will cost your team accredited laps. MAKE SURE YOU TRANSFER THE TIMING CHIP TO YOUR NEXT RUNNER.
The following items are not allowed ON the race course: rollerblades, bicycles, dogs or animals, joggers/strollers, scooters, skateboards, and any other device that may endanger others or put runners at an advantage over the other participants. Runners may not use walking sticks, ski poles, or the like. Jet packs and hovercrafts are cool, but not allowed on the course.
Runners may leave the course at any time but must start back from the point at which they stopped.
POWER will be limited. If you need to charge your phones please charge in your cars etc. You can NOT use the plugins at the aid station as it may cause timing computer to loose power. And nobody wants to start the 55 hours all over again.
Will be stocked full –that’s right — a smorgasbord for ALL 55 Hours :
fruit, cookies, crackers, snacks, energy bars, chips, pretzels, candy bars, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potatoes, soup, breakfast items, Evamor water, sports drinks, don’t worry we won’t forget the pigs feet.
5 am fruit and breakfast bars
6 am Whataburger
11 am Lunch Hot Dogs and Hamburgers
4 pm Chicken and Beef Fajitas
Midnight hot snacks
6 am Breakfast
11 am Lunch
4 pm Pasta
12 am Midnight New Years Snacks and Party hats handed out
6 am Breakfast
11 am Hot Lunch Dogs and Hamburgers
Crews are welcome at Snowdrop Ultra 55 but they must comply with the provisions on this page. Race management reserves the right to take action on violations of these provisions ranging from a warning, to exclusion of the crew from the aid station, and finally to disqualification of the runner whom the crew is supporting.
•Park in designed areas only. Maps will be provided.
•Crews are allowed at the aid station area & can eat the meals and snacks as well.
•Littering & Property Damage Any crew members that are reported to have damaged private or public property or to have littered will be disqualified and will not be invited back. You will be held liable for any and all damages.
•Crews can set up in the infield of the course; location is subject to race official approval. Your spot is your choice. No reservations will be accepted.
•Tents YES- 10×10 and camping tents are permitted
•No OPEN FIRES
•Runners can be penalized for the actions of their crew. This would suck, so pay attention
•Dogs are allowed on leashes (But not allowed on the course)
•Please do not bring a dog into the aid station by food.
•If you bring a dog, please keep it away from the runners.
•Dog’s cannot be on the course
•If the dog POOP’S pick it up!!!
•There is a dog park at this location.
Indoor facilities are located at the start/finish (pavilion). Also port-a-cans will be situated near the course as well.
New Year’s Eve
We will have a champagne toast at midnight on New Year’s Eve for those of age and who are wanting to participate
· Solo competitors covering at least 100 miles will receive a custom belt buckle. The loop is .76 miles. 131 laps = 99.56 miles. To earn a buckle, solo competitors must complete 132 laps in 55 hours. Official chip timing/lap counting by Run Wild Sports Timing
· Each team member will receive a finisher’s medal
· Prize for Overall Team Fundraising Champion
Private dinner for 20 at The Union Kitchen.
· Prize for Overall Individual Fundraising Champion
Hawaiian Paradise The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
(3) three-night stay in a suite
(2) two round trip coach class airfares on American Airlines **All reservations are subject to availability
· Prize for Most Miles (Solo Competitor)
South of the Boarder Hyatt Regency Cancun
(7) Night stay in a standard room
(2) roundtrip coach class airfares on American Airlines. **All reservations are subject to availability
Prize for Most Miles (Relay Team)