Name: Ozone Endurance Challenge (#Ozone72Hour)
Directors: General RD: Will Jorgensen, Assistant RD: Gail Jorgensen
Social Media: www.facebook.com/Ozone72Hour
Fees: See registration at Ultrasignup link above
Dates: June 1-2-3-4, 2017
Location: Camp Ozone, 232 Camp Road, Rockwood, Tennessee
Events: 6 hour, 12 hr day, 12 hr night, 24 hr, 36 hr, 48 hr, 72 hr TIMED races
Timed Course: 1 mile loop around lake with 1/2 mile out-and-1/2 mile back along Fall Creek above the lake
Course Certification: USATF and IAAF/AIMS certification applied for
Elevation Gain: approximately 60 feet per mile
Time Zone: All times are Eastern Time Zone (your phone may try to be in Central Time Zone and you may need to override it)
Race Vision: Bring-your-family or friends-with-you for a weekend where you run as much as you desire, spend time with your peeps, and interact with fellow runners. There are numerous family activities and meals available for those who are not running.
Race Description: There will be a 6 hour, 12 hour day, 12 hour night, 24 hour, 36 hour, 48 hour, and 72 hour timed races. Pick your time and run or walk as much or as little as you like. You compete against the people in your time slot. Different race lengths will start at different times, so people finish closer to the same time. When you are done running, we encourage you to stay around to cheer on others and enjoy the camp facilities. There will be an awards celebration Sunday at 11:30 a.m. followed by a barbeque lunch for all who have selected it during registration check-out.
Location: The camp is ten miles from Rockwood, Tennessee and about a mile from Ozone Falls. Crossville, Tennessee is 17 miles away. (We encourage everyone to stop and see these beautiful falls while here.) Camp Ozone, a summer camp, is owned by Children's Bible Ministries.
Nearest Airport: Knoxville (McGhee Tyson) (about 1 hour away)
Camp Rules No guns, no alcohol, no smoking, no pets. NONE!! We don't make the rules, but we will respect and follow them. Thank you for your cooperation.
Camp/Course Map: See last page
Course Information The entire timed course is on the Camp Ozone property. The course is a 1 mile loop around the lake with a 1 mile total out-n-back spur. Total distance is about 2 miles long. The surface is about 2/3rds dirt double track wooded trail. The rest is gravel with a grassy shoulder to run on if preferred. The race will start/finish in front of the camp lodge. The trail will be marked with reflective markers hanging at eye level. The main aid station and camp area will have lights. The trail is not lit. You will need a good, reliable light source. There will be little moonlight. (Quarter moon...if no clouds)
Bib (with timing chip)
Supported race on looped course
Aid station access
Results uploaded to UltraSignup and UltraRunning Magazine
Professional chip time with live links
Use of the camp facilities for you and your family/crew
Evening campfires if possible
Physical therapist (donations suggested)
Finisher's award(s) (medal)
50 mile and 100 mile awards in addition to finisher's award
Sunday barbeque (free to runners)
Games: 9 square, dodge ball, cornhole
Activities on the lake: Paddleboats, swimming, canoeing, fishing (if you have TN license)
Available for pre-purchase during online registration: Meals at the lodge for you and/or your family/crew
Hostel style lodging
Lodging Options: Your car - free
Your tent - $8 / night
Your RV (no hookups, no electricity) - $15 / night
A bed in one of the camp hostel style cabins - $15 / night / person
A hotel room in Rockwood or Crossville - do a search
Campers may wash dishes in the lodge during hours when the cook is out of the kitchen. Those hours will be posted.
RV, Tent, Hostel Set-up: Seventy two (72) hour runners may set up tents or move in after 5 PM Wednesday. Forty eight (48) hour runners may set up tents or move in after 5 PM on Thursday. food is provided Thursday.
Other runners may set up tents or move in after 11 AM Friday. Please arrive before 7 PM on Friday if you are staying the weekend and need to set up.
6 hour and 12 hour day people....plan to return on Sunday or stay for the weekend. Volunteer, hang out by the course and cheer others, enjoy the campfire, enjoy the camp activities. You can leave, of course, but we really want everyone to enjoy the entire weekend, if you so desire.
Parking Permit: During daylight hours prior to race start times, we plan to have someone at the gate to issue a parking permit and to give you directions. Everyone, including your guests, will need to sign our waiver. If there is no one at the gate, come around the lake to the main lodge/race start area to check-in and get directions. If you are driving an RV, please turn around as soon as you cross over the Fall Creek bridge at the upper end of the lake. (There are no good turn around points past there!) Proceed back and find an RV spot along side the lake/road. Then walk to the Lodge on the other side of the lake and check in.
Please be VERY respectful of the camp property. Avoid rutting or otherwise damaging grass and other areas. If it has been raining and/or the ground is soft, you may be instructed to park in alternate areas that are further from the course. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Packet Pickup: During the 15-60 minutes before your race time at the Lodge. You will get your bib and shirt.
Start: In front of Lodge. The race director will give a few announcements before the start.
Start Time Finish Time
72 hour Thurs, 10 am to Sun, 10 am
48 hour Fri, 10 am to Sun, 10 am
36 hour Fri, 9 pm to Sun, 9 am
12 hour DAY Sat, 8 am to Sat, 8 pm
24 hour Sat, 9am to Sun, 9 am
6 hour Sat, 10 am to Sat, 4 pm
12 hour NIGHT Sat, 9 pm toSun, 9 am
Campfire each evening -- Fri, Sat from 8 pm to 10 pm (near the aid station)
Lake Activities (Except swimming) Sat, 9 am to 5 pm & Sun 1 pm to ??
Swimming: Sat. 2-4 PM (Only while paid Lifeguards are on duty)
Barbeque Sun, 11:30 AM
Awards Sun, 11;45 am in the lodge
Family time Sun afternoon 12:30 pm until ?? pm-- enjoy the camp and lake
Timing: Each runner will have a bib number. Bibs will be color coded to show which event you are running and must be visible at all times. If you put it on wrong, under something, cut it, tear it fold it, etc. then your miles will not count!
Wilson Timing Company will be providing chip timing with live results for the entire 72 hours. They will also have a leader board showing placements.
At the end of the Fall Creek Trail out-and-back section, there will be a timing station.
If you are going "off course" to sleep in your tent, cabin, or vehicle, you MUST sign out on a clipboard in the timing area, and then sign back in when you start again. During your event time, you may not leave Camp Ozone for any reason unless you have officially dropped AND signed the DROP clipboard.
Medical: There will be first aid supplies at the main aid station. All major medical emergencies will be reported to 911.
Race Rules: Only complete laps count. There is no credit for partial laps. Your distance is based on the number of completed 2 mile laps within the time you registered for.
Anyone in contention for a USATF recognized record may not be paced by any non competitor or ANY COMPETITOR NOT ON THE SAME LAP in accordance with USATF Rule 144. Being paced would be a violation of the USATF rules of competition and would invalidate any USATF recognized record attempt. All runners NOT competing for a USATF recognized record may have a pacer at any time.
Final results will be calculated based on each runner’s total mileage at the call time as determined by that runner’s last completed lap.
If you are struggling at any point in the run, race officials will have the right to evaluate you, and it will be their call if you will be allowed to continue. These decisions will be made with your safety and desire to finish in mind.
If you decide you are done running/walking/crawling before your time is up, come in to the start/finish area, tell the timing staff and sign the DROP clipboard. Your decision is final.
Unsportsmanlike conduct, course cutting, littering, or violation of any of the policies set forth will be grounds for disqualification.
Aid Station: There will be one fully stocked aid station at the start location next to the lodge. You will pass by this aid station every 2 miles.
There will be plenty of typical race foods available. Water and sports drink (Tailwind and Gu Brew), gels, salty items, cookies, fruit, pickles, potatoes/salt, PB&J and PB&H, ice, etc. and a few specialty items. If you have special dietary needs/electrolyte drinks/etc, please plan to bring your own food/nutrition.
We also have a few runner necessities available: Vaseline, electrolytes, pain relievers, etc. Please bring what you feel is essential for you. If we don't have it, and you didn't bring it, DON'T complain. Know what you need to run in crazy circles for the length of time you signed up for.
Cups: This is a cup free race. Runners provide their own hydration systems.
Lights: This is a NON lighted course. Runners provide their own lighting system.
Hazards: Tiny ticks. Sometimes LOTS of them! (Bring insect repellent. Check your body carefully.)
Also poison ivy and snakes (including poisonous). No Bigfoots have been sighted yet!
Personal Aid Stations/Drop Bags: Runners will be allowed to set up personal aid stations at their tent site or alongside the course in a designated area. (You may or may not go right by your car.) We will have an area designated for crews to set up beside the course not far past the main aid station. You can put up pop-up canopies (no cars allowed in this area).
Non-Runner Support: Parking and non-runner support is VERY limited! We welcome you to bring your family and /or crew, but please don't invite your entire running club to come cheer you on. Now if they will sign up for one or more volunteer slots, bring everyone you can! ☺
Crew: Runners may have crew support every lap. When helping, crew must stay at designated areas. Helping outside of the runners' designated area is not allowed. All crew MUST sign a waiver.
Pacers: You are allowed one pacer with you at anytime while you are officially still on the course (unless contending for a USATF recognized record...see Rules above). They must be within your sight at all times. Pacers are for moral support only and for guidance if you start to hallucinate. NO MULING! You still need to carry your own stuff. Ask for a Pacer Bib for your pacer at check-in. One pacer bib per runner. All pacers MUST sign a waiver.
Volunteers: Without volunteers, this event would not happen. Please encourage all your friends/family/etc to come support you and event for at least one or more time slots. Especially the hardest ones to fill early on and during the night. A huge thanks! We will be posting the volunteer sign-up site soon.
Awards: Finisher awards for all who participate and finish at least one loop -- if you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, ask for your award before leaving.
All finishers (1+ laps!!) Medal
50+ miles Logoed drink mug
100+ miles 100 mile custom buckle with personalized race info
(sample displayed at race, custom buckle mailed later)
Overall Awards: Top Male and Female in each race group
You compete against others in the same time slot.
We will have some prizes for overall winners.
Family Activities: There are things for children and family members to do. The camp has a game area, corn hole, and lake activities -- paddleboating, canoeing, and swimming. The lake is stocked with bass, blue gill and catfish. Ask staff for limits. (All catfish are catch and release.)You may fish with a valid Tennessee fishing license. Please present it to the staff at the registration area for approval and get an ID wristband first before fishing. Bring your own fishing gear.
Meals: We will provide meals at the lodge to runners, crew, and families who pre-purchase meal during the online registration process.
Child Care: Not provided.
Restrooms: Restroom facilities inside the lodge and port-a-johns outside. There are no restrooms around the loop.
Showers: Limited availability in cabins (look for signs or ask staff)
Electric outlets: None on course
Charging center: In the lodge (unsupervised)
Cell phone service: Verizon and Straight Talk usually work, but not guaranteed!!!
Internet Access: None. Enjoy being unplugged.
Physical Therapist: Available on-site free of charge - donations accepted
Gear Swap Table: Available in the lodge
Convenience stores Crab Orchard - 6 miles
Walmart (24 hr) Rockwood - 10 miles, Crossville - 17 miles
Prerequisites: None....but if you sign up, you agree that you are responsible for planning your training, gear, hydration, and fueling. Your lack of preparation or running knowledge is NOT the race director's, volunteers, or anyone ele's fault. You should know how to doctor basic running injuries....like blisters. Come prepared.
If you sign up, you agree to READ the written information and the emails from the director. AND you agree not to whine. We will be encouraging and helpful. We will not hold your hand or have volunteers every 10 yards holding supplies for you, giving you a hug, tending to your every wish, and offering a teddy bear to console you. ☺
Contact Information: If you have any additional questions, please EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. As soon as we are able, we will reply with short, straight forward answers to questions that are NOT answered in this document.
Changes: There will likely be changes that we decide to make before, during, and/or after the event. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Last, but not least........ We are all here to have a great time. Do your best anti-rain/heat dance, and get ready for a running PAR-TAY!!!Directional Map Camp Layout