Start: Friday, February 23rd, 5PM
34 hour cutoff, 20:24 min/mile pace
Male 21:52:34 (Hunter Dodds – 2016)
Female 23:34:00 (Bailee Wilkerson – 2017)
Start: Saturday, February 24th, 6AM
21 hour cutoff, 20:16 min/mile pace
Male 10:18:00 (Chris Ho – 2017)
Female 11:30:42 (Carmen Cheadle – 2016)
Participants in both events will receive an event shirt and the experience of a supported run through the Ouachita Mountains with 6 manned aid stations on the 100k course and 10 manned aid stations on the 100 mile course – many that you will cross multiple times. 100k finishers will receive a medal and 100 Mile finishers a custom finisher’s buckle to commemorate their accomplishment. Participants in both events will enjoy additional event swag plus one comped breakfast buffet during Sunday’s awards brunch.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male/female finishers in the 100k and 100 Mile distances at an awards banquet Sunday morning.
Event proceeds are invested in trail development in the Ouachita National Forest and the greater Hot Springs area. 2014 race proceeds helped fund the completion of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. Run LOViT Endurance Events is a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the umbrella of the RRCA IRS exemption. The LOViT runs are non-commercial fundraisers that benefit the local trail community.
Average High: 60F
Average Low: 35F
The weather can be unpredictable in the Ouachitas, especially in late February. We've had snow, freezing fog, thunderstorms, heavy rain, and sunny skies.
Be prepared to face all that the weather can throw at you!
Will I be running in the dark?
Yes. You should bring a light source and back up batteries. At this time of year, the average sunrise is 6:45 AM and the average sunset is 6:00 PM.
What do I need to bring?
At very minimum, all racers will be required to carry a water bottle or hydration pack AND a light (flashlight or headlamp). Due to the remote nature of parts of the trail, runners will not be allowed on the course without a way to carry water. We strongly suggest you carry a backup light with you at all times. If you’re wondering about additional gear, check out this great article from Rock/Creek.
How tough is the course?
Terrain = hilly, total climb between 50 and 150 feet per mile (2500 – 7500 feet in 50 miles)
Surface = trail or dirt road with substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts