Sat Jan.27 2024 10:00:00 GTM-10:00 (Eastern Standard Time)

Beast of Burden – Winter

Lockport, New York | 100 mile , 50 mile , 25 mile ,

Race Info

Start Address

  • 718 Market Street 14094
    • Distance

      Start

      Entrants

      Cost

    • 100-mile
      10:00 am10:00 am10:00 am
      $225.00
    • 50-mile
      10:00 am10:00 am10:00 am
      $150.00
    • 25-mile
      10:00 am10:00 am10:00 am
      $80.00
    Team RWB Logo

    URultra.com will donate a portion of every registration service fee to Team RWB on behalf of this race to support our veterans.

    Race Overview

    Course Description

    Race Day Schedule

    Crew and Pacers

    Race Day Start

    Entrants

    Lodging

    Volunteer Information

    Waiver

    SatJan.27 2024 Beast of Burden – Winter

    $80.00$225.00

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    Race Overview

    Intro

    Yeah…yeah… so, you can run 100 miles. You can run through the hills of the highest mountains and through the heat of the sun in the hot desert valleys but, can you run on a perfectly flat course?  How about on a flat course with a slight chill in the air?  How about on a flat course with a few feet of beautiful white snow and sub zero temperatures?  If you answered, “Yes” to the last question then you’re ready to face the ultimate ultra running challenge, The Winter Beast of Burden!  (Don’t worry, if you answered, “Yes” to the first 2 questions and not the last one you can still join us for The Summer Beast of Burden in August.)  Either way, get ready for an epic run on the historic Erie Canal and be prepared to unleash the beast inside of you!

    Description

    This Ultra is not for the faint of heart! Whether you’re looking to take your ultra running to the next step or you just want some really cool “bling,” look no further.  The Winter BoB is sure to be a true test of ones abilities.  In the past we’ve been very lucky, all of our races took place during a beautiful blizzard.  Over two feet of snow fell during our first event and over a foot of snow fell during our last event.  Who else has a beautiful Winter ultra where the ground is covered by so much beautiful white fluffy stuff?

    Athletes will start at Wide Water’s Marina in Lockport, New York where they will have access to restrooms, showers, warming shelters and what everybody is calling “hands down the best aid stations in the sport!”  Be warned…with all the amenities we offer, you might not want to step back out into the blustery weather.  Once runners leave the marina they run along a paved trail for approximately 1 mile where they will cross one of Lockport’s historic draw bridges and continue running on the towpath until they’ve reached the middle aid station.  Here we provide a place to warm up and fuel up.  You’ll run approximately 6 more miles to the turn around and have access to all of the usual ultra running foods.  Hot cocoa, Coffee, Coke, Mountain Dew, water, Heed, grilled cheese sandwiches, warm chicken noodle soup, pizza, pancakes, donuts and…well, you’ll have to show up to see!

    “The Double Beast Buckle” is back!  Not only do we have a really cool belt buckle, we give any 100 mile participant a “Double Beast Buckle” if they can finish both the Winter BoB 100 & Summer BoB 100 in the same calendar year.

    So, You think you’ve got what it takes?  We generally sell out every race so don’t wait, sign up today and get ready to unleash The Beast!

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    Course Description

    Aid Stations

    Three wonderful Aid stations all for you .We will have Hylē Hydration as our hydration fuel and Huma Gels. Everything else varies over the weekend. There will be the normal ultra running staples, like PB&J, pretzels, chips, some candy and fruit… and of course broth and perogies, but as the day goes on we’ll bring in some other things like pizza and burgers, even been known to find some hot dogs … we do take requests and are happy to try to accommodate all as best we can. We have been trying to accommodate the growing Vegan/ GF community of runners as well.

    The Marina - AKA Start/ Finish:

    This spot will serve as the start finish area for the event, and your aid station when you return on your loops for the 50m and 100m

    Crew – Yes Drop bags – Yes

    Location – https://goo.gl/maps/uH6932aRRV6LnPQW7

    Gasport:

    At just about 7miles in to the loop ( then 17.7 on the return) this aid station is always a welcome sight. You’ll be crossing a road right near it so please be safe

    NO CREW/ NO DROP BAGS

    Middleport:

    Tucked in right off Main St. this is one of the only aid stations INSIDE. Welcomed shade, and cool air in the summer, and warmth in the winter. Don’t hang too long!

    Crew- Yes

    Drop bags – Yes Location – https://goo.gl/maps/6MECzTtt42vJNRcc8

    Race Day Schedule

    Information about the race day schedule.

    January 27th- 8:15AM- 9:30AM:

    Packet Pickup Starts

    January 27th- 9:45AM:

    Pre Race Brief

    January 27th- 10:00AM:

    Race Starts

    January 28th- 1:00PM:

    Middleport Cutoff

    January 28th- 4:00PM:

    Course Cutoff

    Crew Info

    All crew and pacer actions are the runner’s responsibility. Runners must make sure their crew knows the rules and if they are broken it can mean a DQ and or course removal of runner and crew.

      • Crew, support, family & friends are required to follow all the rules as well.

     

    • Please remember all pacers must have a headlamp or flashlight at night with a blinking L.E.D. on their back (preferably red). Some of the racers will be fine for the first two loops (as long as you run a sub 11 hour 50 miler), the majority of the people should have them available at the turn around so they can grab them on their second loop.

     

    Pacer Info

    Pacers must pick up a “pacer bracelet” before getting on course with their runner.

    Pacers are allowed after completing ONE loop ( 25miles). Pacers cannot carry your gear for you.

    Crew can only offer support within aid station areas.

    Race Day Start

    Start Address

    718 Market Street 14094

    Distance/Duration

    Start Time

    # of Entrants

    Cost

    100-mile
    10:00 am10:00 am10:00 am
    $225.00
    50-mile
    10:00 am10:00 am10:00 am
    $150.00
    25-mile
    10:00 am10:00 am10:00 am
    $80.00


    Interactive Map


    The course starts out on the towpath in front of Wide Water's Marina located on the south side of the canal. The course is a 25-mile "out and back" loop. 100-mile racers must complete four loops and the 50-mile participants must complete two loops. All three aid stations will be stocked with a wide variety of food and cold beverages. We truly offer a feast at The Beast!

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    Race Rules

    All runners must be over 18 years of age, or must run with a legal parent or guardian at all times during the event.  The legal parent or guardian accompanying any minor runner must also be an officially registered runner for this event.  In the event that the legal parent or guardian to any runner under the age of 18 cannot complete this running event, the minor runner must withdraw from the race at the same time as well.  Under no circumstances will minors be allowed on the running course unaccompanied by their officially registered legal parent or guardian as part of this race.

    No racer shall have crew, support, family or friends at the middle aid station (Gasport). We do not take “drop bags” to the mid (Gasport) aid station. Drop bags will be brought to the turn-around only. Having crew, support, family or friends at the mid aid station is ground for disqualification, this includes “Aid Station Stalkers.” Aid Station Stalkers are those who will drive back and forth over the bridge and stop as they cross the towpath to see if they can spot you heading their way. Again, this causes congestion and creates a hazardous environment and will not be tolerated. We have these rules for a reason, please follow them. (*See “The Golden Rule” below)

    Lights are not optional. All racers must carry either a hand held flashlight or headlamp at night (pacers too!). Racers should pack their lights in their drop-bags for the turn around and plan on grabbing them as they pass through for their second loop. Should your pacer not have a headlamp or flashlight (and blinking L.E.D. on their back) they will not be permitted to run or may get you DQ’d.

    Race numbers must be worn on the front of the body, unmodified, unfolded and visible at all times. It may not be worn on hat or head.

    The clock does not stop for any reason until the race course officially closes 30 hours after the designated official start time.

    Racers, crew, and staff must not litter, mar or pollute the landscape or environment.

    Racers and crew members/pacers are encouraged to wear reflective material facing in all four directions, as well as blinking L.E.D. lights facing front and rear, at night but, racers are required to wear one (preferably red) blinking L.E.D. light on their backs. (This rule helped us find one racer lost & delirious walking on the wrong side of the canal)

    Racers must make their presence known at all Time Stations located in fixed locations along the route. It is your responsibility to notify race personnel of your arrival at each station and state your race number when you check in.

    If any racer withdraws, he/she or his/her crew must contact Race Headquarters or a Time Station immediately. Name, reason for withdrawal, and time of withdrawal must be stated. The athletes bib must also be turned into the Race Headquarters timing station.

    All emergency evacuation costs for participants or crews will be borne by that person or their heirs. The race organizers are in no way liable or responsible for emergency evacuation.

    The Race Director has the authority to overrule any rule or invent a new rule based on extenuating circumstances. The Race Director has ultimate authority in regards to all rules, their interpretation, and their enforcement. There is no “appeals committee” or “appeals process.”

    All racers must follow and complete the entire application and entry process, filling out all forms and paying all necessary fees.

    All racers and crew must sign the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability.

    All racers must be willing to submit to a drug urine test before, during, or after the race. If any USOC banned substances are detected, the racer will be disqualified from competition and listed as DISQUALIFIED in the final standings of the race.

    I.V.s (intravenous fluids) are not permitted during the race. If a racer receives an I.V. during the race, for any reason, then that racer is disqualified and may not complete the course officially.

    We are highly recommending racers to leave each aid station with at least 16 oz. of drink

    The GOLDEN Rule

    *Note: Our goal is to provide a safe and fun race environment. To do this we have a couple of rules, but, it basically all boils down to a couple of rules, lights and the middle aid station. Our most important rules refers to the middle aid station (Gasport) and it’s one we’re most often questioned about. Plain & simple…We don’t allow any crew, support, family or friends at the Gasport aid station (there’s a perfect place to meet one mile before/after this aid station – Orangeport Bridge). We have a zero tolerance for disregarding this rule and doing so may result in a DQ. We don’t have this rule to make the race more challenging, we have this rule to ensure future B-o-B’s and your safety. Twice a year we need to apply for a “Right of Use” Permit from The New York State Canal Corp. The Canal Corp permit department has laid out a set of rules for us, a set of rules that they do not bend or ignore. For us to get our permit each year we have to make sure that our race doesn’t interfere with the day-to-day use of the towpath for other people. The Gasport aid station is located at a small parking lot on the towpath. In fact, it’s one of the smallest parking lots on the canal. We setup our motorhome there so our volunteers may have access to a stove, refrigerator, power outlets, etc…etc. All of these things allow us to provide our racers with another over-the-top aid station. Even though we have a “Right of Use” Permit, we reserve the rest of the parking lot (OK…the other two parking spaces) for the people who choose to use the towpath as they wish. Most of them are locals who come down there to go for a walk or unload their bike. From time to time we have other volunteers showing up for a shift change or to bring needed supplies. In the past, some crew/support/family have tried to park along the roadside near the aid station. This causes more congestion and problems since it forces traffic to go around them and puts runners in a blind spot. This is why we have a zero tolerance to those who break this rule. We also suggest that you warn all family and friends that they will put your race in jeopardy should they show up here. Orangeport Road is approximately one mile before the Gasport aid station and has a much bigger parking lot. We welcome crew, support, family and friends to park here to cheer you on. So, to keep it very simple – tell everybody you know to avoid the Gasport aid station like the plague and make sure you and your pacer have your lights. Oh yeah, be sure to have a good time out there!

    Lodging

    We’ve found the best bet would be to try airbnb, but there are some nearby hotels that aren’t too far and easy enough to get to the start from.

    Volunteer Information

    https://www.happilyrunning.com/volunteer

     

     

      Volunteer Form

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      Waiver

      You will receive an email before race day that will include a waiver for you to sign and bring. We will have some available onsite.

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