We received word on May 7 that the Fairgrounds are going to be used as a COVID-19 testing site from May 11 until June 11. There is the possibility that this period will be extended for another length of time. If they say "another month", then June 11 - July 11, and we are out. Harrison County Fairgrounds staff want to be open on July 4 weekend, so we have that going for us.
We already have the medals, and the caps. Cynthia only needs 10 days notice to get the shirts ready for us. Stinking coronavirus. Stay tuned.
RUN UNDER THE STARS™ 3/6/12 HOUR OPTIONS
July 4, 2020 - Corydon, IN
What's NEW for in 2020:
We are starting at 7PM, and you can choose from 3hr; 6hr; or 12hr categories.
Belt Buckle for those accumulating 100 miles or more in total mileage for the three RUTS Series events.
Location: Harrison County, IN Fairgrounds, Corydon, IN
1/2 mile lighted oval consisting of a dirt track covered with finely crushed limestone. This is a horse track that is used to pull those little buggies.
This are night time runs. Run, jog, walk, rest, stop and start as much as you'd like.
The objective is to see how far you can go; however, you can stop at any time if you've reached your goal or if you've had enough.
CHIP TIMING SYSTEM will keep your distance recorded. We will display your distance continually at the timing tent. Check the monitor as you run by.
No traffic, no hills, no roots, no hard running surface.
NO HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOU.
LARGE AID STATION on the track. SWORD (www.drinksword.com) is the official hydration drink of R.U.T.S. We have a fully stocked station, containing the normal snacks, and fruit including watermelon, cantaloupe, and bananas, plus salty items such as peanut butter pretzels, and chips. Soda, ginger ale, and coffee are available. Ice pops when it's really hot. PB&J sandwiches are a staple. We order Pizza at 10pm, bring out Grilled Cheese sandwiches around midnight, and then around 1 or 2 am, chocolate chip pancakes and bacon. Lots of bacon.
Bring your own fluids containers. We try hard to not use any cups. You can leave your container at your course-side table, or at your table at the aid station.
AMENITIES and AWARDS: Each runner (including those on relay teams) will receive a shirt, cap, drawstring bag, and a custom medal that will indicate your mileage. The top 10 m/f individuals receive a special award. 100 mile buckles for those running 100 or more accumulative miles for the three RUTS Series races. (Oak Ridge, Paducah, Corydon).
REASONS FOR RUNNING RUTS: Great training venue for practice at running at night... calibrate your nighttime nutrition needs, get used to be up all night for that upcoming 100 miler (Tunnel Hill) or 24 hour venue. Perfect social running event with serious results. You can feel safe due to all the runners around you. Unlike marathons, and non-loop events, you see your friends the entire time, giving you opportunities to run or walk with some runners you'd never get to run with.
This could possibly be the course you'll set a personal best for whatever distance you run. Knowing that your vehicle is close by, you have the confidence to keep going.
On Site Parking, either in the huge parking lot, or right on the grass infield. No hotel needed.
SET UP: Beginning any time after noon on Saturday May 18, you can set up a tent under the large shade trees in the grass infield, or alongside the course. There is plenty of room. This is a good one to bring the family to. You can stop and see them as much as you like. Encourage them to run or walk a few laps with you. They love it, and so do we. We only ask that you carry your trash out with you if at all possible.
DOGS: We love dogs, however they are NOT allowed on the course as part of the race. IF you bring your dog, you will need to keep them on a leash, and out of the way of other runners, or guests.
RELAY TEAMS - 2 or 4 persons accepted.
The Team is given a special bib number on a quick change belt. Every member of the team also receives their own bib number. Whoever is accumulating mileage for the team must wear the Team belt with the bib on it, in addition to their individual bib number (meaning you'll wear two bibs when accumulating for the Team). Team members are allowed to run extra mileage even when not wearing the Team belt, however runners on a Team are NOT eligible for individual awards.
Team Awards are given to the Top 3 Teams. (regardless of 2 or 4 members).
TEAM REGISTRATION PROCESS CAPTAINS: If you are setting up the team; click on the event(s) you wish to run. To the right, click on Join Relay for each event you wish to set up a team. A new box will open "Create Relay" > choose 2 or 4 person> enter a team name. Create a password if you wish (you'll need to give this password to anyone you want on your team). If you don't create a password, anyone could choose to join your team if there is a spot available. You'll be taken back to the page where you can Add Another Registrant. If you are entering other team members, click Add Another Registrant, and choose your team from the drop downs (or use the Search feature to find your team.).
If you are registering to join a team that someone has set up for you, click on the event(s) > Join Relay > Choose the team under drop downs or use the Search feature.
Any questions, contact Steve at [email protected]
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