||February 15, 2014 at 7:00 AM, EDT
||This is a 26 hour race. All three events must be completed within 26 hours.
||Registration begins September 1, 2013. All registration forms and liability releases need to be mailed to the Race Director at the address below.
||Old Norfolk and Southern Rail Trail starting in Florahome, Florida at the corner of State Rd. 100 and Coral Farms Rd. Course goes west 1.75 miles then turnaround and go east 4 miles on the Rail Trail to Holloway Rd. Veer left off the Rail Trail onto the powerline easement. Go approximately 1.75 miles to Aid Station 2 at the primitive camp entrance to the Etonish Creek St Forest. In the forest the course is 13.5 miles of forest service roads. Return to the powerline easement, go right and 1.75 miles to Holloway Rd and then 2 miles on the Rail Trail to Florahome. Good running. The Rail Trail portion is paved. Each loop is 25 miles. 100 milers do it 4 times, 100km 2.5 times and 50 milers 2 times. Course is flat and scenic.
||Chris Rodatz, Race Director
986 Lakeridge Dr.
Orange Park, FL 32065
||Applicants for the 100 mile event must have completed a 50 mile race since January 1, 2013 or provide other proof of adequate conditioning and/or suitable running history.
||100 mile entrants will be weighed at check in and again at 75 miles. If body weight has fluctuated more than 7% then runner will be required to stop and rehydrate or take nourishment. Whether runner will be allowed to continue is solely at the discretion of the race medical staff. (Florida is humid even in February. At the 2012 Iron Horse Race three runners required serious medical attention).
||100 mile: $140
100 km: $90
50 mile: $80
Sorry for the fee increase but we now have to pay a usage fee to the State of Florida. Registration must be made by postal mail to the above address. Checks made out to Chris Rodatz or Iron Horse 100 Mile Endurance Run. No Entries after January 15, 2014. NO REFUNDS.
||100 mile: Silver and gold (simulated) buckle to under 24 hr finishers.
Brass buckle to under 26 hr finishers.
100 km: Brass buckle to all finishers.
50 Mile: Finishers medallion.
100 mile winners get a silver buckle.
||Water bottles are recommended due to the humidity.
||The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Express Palatka at 3813 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177, (386) 325-2500. This is a new motel and they are giving us a rate of $87/night. The best thing about it is that it is only 13 miles from the start/finish. Mention Iron Horse Endurance Races when you call in. If there are any problems with the rate e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sleep Inn at 3805 Reid St has also offered rooms at $71/night. Phone Number: 386-325-8889. There are numerous restaurants within two miles ofs the motel and there is a Walmart for last minute supplies on Hwy 19.
||The race briefing/check-in will be held Friday the 14th at 6pm at the start/finish line in Florahome and will last no more than one hour. There will be a second briefing at 6am Saturday morning at the starting line for those coming in late.
|Crews & Pacers:
There are crew points at about five spots on the course. Pacers only during the last half of your race. No bicycles are allowed on the course.
||There will be three manned and stocked aid stations with drink and food. There will be one un-manned station at Green Camp with water only. Food will consist of PB&J sandwiches, potatoes, chips, candy, cookies, bananas/oranges,etc. Drink will be water and HEED.
||As with all Iron Horse races, party central will be at the start/finish line. We will have burgers, brats, beer, etc. for runners and their families at no charge. Burn barrels will be going all night.
So - plan on having a good time and a good race. We want everyone who enters to finish and have a positive experience.