RUCK A CHUCK 50K

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

March 18, 2017

50k 

Race starts at 8:00am

Location: (Read Carefully!)

The race will start at Drivers Flat parking lot, which is located before heading down to the Ruck a Chucky campgrounds area, once reaching the intersection of Foresthill rd. and Drivers Flat rd. you will2016-logo
make a right turn and drive down Drivers Flat road for 5 minutes. 

Parking is $10 or display your Poppy pass. 

Google maps to start

17430 Drivers Flat Rd,

Foresthill, CA 95631
 

Information:

Ruck a Chuck 50K is based on the course of the old Rucky Chucky 50k; the out and back course runs completely on the Western States Trail starting at the top of Rucky Chucky area, where runners that participate in the famous Western States 100 mile endurance run get to cross the river towards Auburn, the final town of their 100 mile journey.

During the Ruck a Chuck 50k runners will run towards Foresthill (opposite of WS100) on the Western States trail all the way to Cal 1 Aid Station. Runners will  run one mile past the aid station to then turn back towards the finish line. 

This is a great way to experience another part of the WS100 course and to properly train for Canyons 100k, a WS100 qualifying event.

Unfortunately this year we will not be able to provide a relay option due to permitting issues. 

Weather Forecast

Partly Cloudy
Currently
Partly Cloudy
Clear
Thursday
02/23
Clear
High 46° / Low 26°
Clear
Friday
02/24
Clear
High 42° / Low 29°
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
02/25
Partly Cloudy
High 42° / Low 28°
Snow
Sunday
02/26
Snow
High 41° / Low 31°
Snow
Monday
02/27
Snow
High 39° / Low 26°
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
02/28
Partly Cloudy
High 44° / Low 28°
Clear
Wednesday
03/01
Clear
High 51° / Low 34°

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.

Map:

See below for aid station table and cut off times.

The challenging course has over 6,500 feet of positive elevation, proper training and heat acclimation is advised.

 

Elevation above is not 100% accurate, this course has over 6,500 feet of positive elevation.

Aid Station - Cut off times:

See disclaimer below for runners who drop at an aid station.

All aid stations will have bananas, oranges, potato chips, boiled potatoes, salt, Scaps, VFuel Gels (vegan flavor available), Coke, Ginger ale, VFuel electrolyte drink, and many other sweet and salty options to get you through the day.

Aid Station

Mile Next Aid Strict cutoff - Pace  

Start - Ruck a Chucky

0 2.75 ----

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Gate 101

2.7 7.5 ---- ----

Cal 2 aid station

10.2 4.4 10:53 (17:00 min/mi)

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Cal 1 aid station 14.6 2 12:14pm (17:25 min/mi)

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Cal 1 aid station

16.6 4.4 12:50pm (17:30 min/mi) ----

Cal 2 aid station

21.0 7.5 2:15pm (17:52 min/mi)

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Gate 101 28.5 2.7 4:30pm (17:55 min/mi)

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Finish line

31.2    

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Note: Runners must check in at each aid station. All cutoff times will be enforced

Missing cut off & Drop (DNF):

This course covers extremely remote area that is very difficult to access by vehicle. If a runner drops at any of our aid stations, he or she must wait until the aid station closes in order to get a ride back to the start/finish area. The same applies to anyone who misses a cutoff time. We will try our best to accommodate runners waiting at an aid station, but plan to be there until the end.

 

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Read a 2016 race report.