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Event Logo 2018 USATF-Maine 100 Mile Trail Championships at Riverlands 100
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Sunday, May 13, 2018
Androscoggin Riverlands State Park
Turner, ME

Click here to register at www.ultrasignup.com

Solo 100 Miler: $160
5 person relay: $275
Registration closes May 9, 2018 


Course Description:
Welcome to Maine’s first 100 mile trail race, the Riverlands 100! Solo runners will do 5 laps of a beautiful 20-mile out-and-back trail at the Androscoggin Riverlands State Park in Turner, ME. The trail is a rolling ATV path that has a little of everything: river views of the Androscoggin (listen for loons!), dense forest, ups and downs, some rocks and roots and hopefully some good mud. There is not much flat, but it has the potential to be a fast 100 for experienced ultra runners and a perfectly challenging, but do-able 100 for first-timers. Total elevation gain for each 20 mile loop is about 1,800'.  Thinking of making it a party? We are also offering a 100 mile relay for teams of 5. Each relay runner must do at least one complete 20-mile sectionWe did have some 4 person teams where one runner did two legs. This works, too! The Riverlands 100 is a trail race put on by experienced trail runners for people who like to push their limits. Come join us!

Aid Station Information:
There will be three aid stations along the course that you will pass every 5 miles.  One lap of the course is 20 miles (10 miles out and 10 miles back).  Aid stations will be located at the Start/Finish, at the midpoint, and at the far end of the 10-mile “out”.  You will have crew access only at the Start/Finish, but drop bags are allowed at all aid stations (no bins or totes, please).

Hydration – water, Tailwind, Coke, Mt. Dew, Ginger Ale
Munchies – typical ultra sweet and salty snacks (chip, pretzels, swedish fish, etc)
Food – pb&j, roll ups, homemade soups, grilled cheese & more
Basic Aid - S-Caps, duct tape, Vaseline, Ginger chews, basic first-aid kits will be at each aid station

-Aid stations will not provide Advil, Aspirin, or other pain relievers.  If you choose to take the risk of using these medications you must bring your own.
-Aid stations will not have blister kits:  If you are prone to blisters, make sure you carry what you need or have what you need in your drop bags to care for them.
 
Drop Bags:
Solo Runners:
Drop bags will be allowed at all aid stations for solo runners.  You may have as many drop bags as you like.  Please label your drop bags with your name, bib number, and aid station name.  Technically there are three aid stations, but remember that you will hit the midpoint aid station on the way out and on the way back in. Your bags will be readily available, but rely on the aid station volunteers to help with refueling, encouragement, and, well, aid - they know what they’re doing and are happy to help!  Drop bags must be left at the Pre-Race Dinner (see below) no later than 7pm.

All drop bags MUST be picked up before leaving the race, even if you drop from the race at an aid station along the course.   It is the runner's responsibility to return to the Start/Finish after drop bags have been returned to the finish line to pick up their drop bags.  All drop bags will be returned to the Start/Finish no later than 3pm.

Relay Runners:
Relay runners, you will not have the drop bag option, but will have full support of the aid station staff. We want to speed you through as quickly as possible.

Crew Information:
Crews, you're gonna love this race; it makes your job easy. You will see your runners at 20, 40, 60, and 80 miles at the Start/Finish Aid Station and of course at their finish, too!  In between, they will be tended to by experienced Trail and Ultra runners every five miles. Relax, enjoy, head to the river, or take a nap. Better yet, rent a campsite at Martin Stream Campground, less than 10 minutes away; it can be your home away from home.

**NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES OF ANDROSCOGGIN STATE PARK**
Event Schedule:
Friday May 11, 2018
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Packet pickup at the Pre-Race Dinner (there will be no packet pickup race day morning, so plan to pick up your packet by 6pm Friday)
Pacers must register and get a pacer’s bib (pacers may sign up race day morning at the Start/Finish)

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Drop off drop bags at the Pre-Race Dinner (there will be a designated area)

4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Pre-Race Pasta Dinner will be held at:
Boofy Quimby Memorial Center

96 Howes Corner Rd
Turner, Maine 04282


6:00pm
Runners and crew briefing at Pre-Race dinner location - MANDATORY FOR ALL RUNNERS

Saturday May 12, 2018
5:45am
Gather at the start, final pre-race comments

6:00am
START! Solo and relay teams will all start at the same time

Sunday May 13, 2018
2:00pm
Course closes for all runners

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Post-race meal and Awards Ceremony at Boofy Quimby

3:00pm
Awards Ceremony for all Solo Runners and Relay Teams
Important Directions:
Start/Finish: Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, 1005 Center Bridge Road, Turner, ME
Travel Route 117 east from Turner about 2 miles, turning right at a fork just before a four-way intersection. Continue onto Center Bridge Road and proceed another 2 miles to the parking lot on right just before the Turner boat launch.

Pre-Race Dinner and Post-Race Awards and Meal
Boofy Quimby Memorial Center
96 Howes Corner Rd
Turner, Maine 04282


Area Lodging:
Martin Stream Campground
1 Martin Stream Rd., Turner, ME 207-740-2240
Coin operated laundry, free hot showers, playground for kids

The closest hotels are in Auburn, ME, about 20 minutes from the park.  
There is a Hilton Garden Inn 
and a Residence Inn 
which have good ratings on Trip Advisor.  


Pacing:
Pacers must register as a pacer and get a pacer bib.  No muling.  No pacers for relay teams.  Pacers allowed anytime after 60 miles.  Only one pacer per runner.

Cut Off Times:
Soft cutoff:
60 miles: 1:10am.  It is strongly recommended that you reach the 60 mile mark by 1:10am in order to stay on track for the overall cutoff. 

Hard cutoff (enforced): 
80 miles: 7:30am.  This means that you must be leaving the Start/Finish Aid Station at 7:30am.
90 miles: 10:45am.  This means that you must be leaving the Conant Road Aid Station at 10:45am.


Relay Rules:
Minimum distance for any runner is 20 miles. All runners will run multiples of 20 miles, no splitting up the out and back. Runners must run their entire distance in one run, no alternating. No drop bags or pacers for relay runners.  Relay members must make their runner exchange in the designated "Relay" area at the Start/Finish.

Additional Race Rules:
-All runners must wear assigned race numbers.  It is the runner’s responsibility to ensure his/her race number is recorded at all aid stations both when the runner checks in and when the runner checks out. If your race number is not recorded at an aid station, you may be disqualified for not completing the entire course.
-At no time may a runner ride in or on a vehicle of any kind.  Violators will be disqualified.  If you get off the course, you must return by foot to the point at which you left the trail.
-Please do not litter on the course.  Violators will be subject to disqualification.
-If you drop out of the race, make sure that the aid station captain at an aid station is notified and give the AID STATION CAPTAIN the pull-tab off your race bib. Failure to do this could result in search and rescue, which will be at runner’s expense.