K2 CHALLENGE | 4MPH OR OUT!

Ready for the Challenge?

Date and Time:

Sunday April 9, 2017

6am - 12pm

 

Location and Parking

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150 California 193

Auburn, CA 95603

**Hwy. 49, near the confluence. 1/4 mile up from the green gate #150**

Pictures to Parking Location and Start.

 

Timed Event

6 Hour Event – 4 miles per loop – 1 loop per hour or out!

 

Distance & Elevation

4 miles per loop – 1200’~ per loop (1k’ in .9mi)

Information: Are you doing any Ultra distance events this year? - Then this is your training event!

There is no better way to test out any nutrition, shoes, gear, or even practice your pit stops with your crew than in a very controlled environment. This 6hr event will keep you on your toes by climbing 1,000 feet in .9 miles and descending a total of 1,200 feet in 3 miles.

This training event starts on the Western States trail near the confluence the American River. Runners will start promptly at 6am towards the base of K2 (aka; Training Hill),once at the bottom of K2 runners will follow the trail up towards the Omstead loop to then connect to the Western States Trail to drop down again towards the start. This is a 4 mile loop. Runners will continue that loop for a total of 6hrs.

Runners must complete a minimum of 3 loops to receive finishers award.

Full aid station at the end of each loop. Crews are only allowed to help runners at Start/Finish of each loop.

As always we will meet at knee Deep brewery after the event where we will buy you the first pint. 

There is no 1st, 2nd or 3rd place for this event. But the runner with the most number of loops will receive a special award.

Weather Forecast

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Currently
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Saturday
08/19
Clear
High 95° / Low 68°
Clear
Sunday
08/20
Clear
High 93° / Low 68°
Clear
Monday
08/21
Clear
High 91° / Low 67°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
08/22
Chance of a Thunderstorm
High 89° / Low 66°
Clear
Wednesday
08/23
Clear
High 90° / Low 65°
Clear
Thursday
08/24
Clear
High 90° / Low 64°
Clear
Friday
08/25
Clear
High 90° / Low 65°

What’s Included

Post race beer

All runners are invited to Knee Deep Brewing Co. after the event, where SingleTrack Running will buy a beer to all participants of legal drinking age.

Awards

All runners will receive some event swag with their registration, but those that can make the climb under 10 minutes will receive a special award. We will also have an award for top male, female, youngest and oldest runner.

Chip Timing/Pictures

Our chip timing services will provide accurate timing for all runners with same day results. Event pictures will also be available on our website and our fb page. These pictures will be free to all registered runners.

Rules

Runners must complete one loop per hour or they are disqualified. 

Only laps finished within the 6hrs will count towards the total number of loops finished. 

Poles are allowed.

 

Are you ready to take on the challenge?