Held at Bluff Creek in Oklahoma City, OK. Whether you want to pound the pavement or do it in the dirt, this event is for you. Athletes will have their choice of a 24, 12 or 6-hour race on either a relatively flat asphalt trail or on a slightly technical trail equipped with dirt, rocks, roots, tree branches and depending on the weather, maybe a little mud. Both trails will be measured and that distance will be multiplied by the total number of laps a runner completes to give total mileage. Exact mileage will be posted at a later date, but it will be real near one mile. We will also offer a competitive Live United 1-hour run on the asphalt and a 1-hour fun run on the off-road trail. The Courses 24 THE HARD WAY: USAT&F Sanctioned and Certified course will be approximately one mile in length and run on the new asphalt trail on the west side of Bluff Creek. It is a relatively flat course with a few gentle rollers. See Video – DOUBLE DIRTY DOZEN: This course will be approximately two-mile in length and run on the unpaved trails of Bluff Creek. This primarily singletrack trail has a lot of quick ups-and-downs and is challenging with its roots, rocks, tree branches and depending on the weather, a little water and mud. The exact distance will be published later. Times Friday, October 25, 2013: 5 PM Opening, National Anthem, Packet Pick Up & Pre Race Meal 7 pm Start of 1, 6, and 12 hour races Saturday, October 26, 2013: 7 am packet pickup 8:40 Runner meeting 9:00 a.m. – 24-Hour Races Start Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 24-Hour Races End Registration THERE IS NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION. Onine Registration closes on October, 23, 2013. Mail In registration available: 24 The Hard Way: 2817 Shady Tree Lane, Edmond OK 73013 Refund Policy Once entry is accepted , there will be no refunds or transfers Packet Pickup 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 25 and 7:00 a.m, Saturday, October 26. Athlete Welcome and Pre-Race Dinner 5:30 at the Race Location Breakfast There will be breakfast Sunday, October 27 to feed all hungry runners. Awards USATF Championship Race : Awards for Overall, + age category in 5 yr increments 40-44 thru 75-79 Prize Money Overall Category Male & Female 1st $1000 2nd $750 3rd $250 OPEN RACE Awards will presented to the top Male and Female,Open and Masters . $1000 PRIZE MONEY added for the OPEN RACE Award presentations for all races will be given shortly after their conclusion. There are no awards being given for the 1-hour trail run. Each entrant receives a high-quality shirt in his/her race packet. In addition, we have some great sponsors, so look forward to some cool stuff in there as well. Directions to the Event Bluff Creek is located just north of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City (right below the dam) at the intersection of W. Hefner Road and N. Meridian Ave. Parking Parking is provided at the race site in a newly paved parking lot. Aid Stations There will be one aid station located on the course. The aid station will have the usual ultra fare, including sweet and salty snacks, hot soup, noodles, water, Heed, soda. We will also have grilled cheese sandwichs, and similiar items. Athlete Special Needs and Gear Athletes may place their supplies along course. Although camping is not allowed at Bluff Creek, athletes are welcome to place a tent in designated areas. Please notify Race Directors of Special Needs. Pacers and Crews Pacers are not allowed. If you want to run with someone we ask that you sign up for an event.Crews are allowed and can crew anywhere on the course as long as they do not hinder other runners. Updates and Race Signals Mileage updates will be given by video at the completion of each lap. In the 24-Hour Races a gun shot will be fired to notify runners the race is complete. Timing The race will be electronically/chip timed and the results provided on-line shortly after the conclusion of the event. All races but the 1-hour trail run will be timed. Video Leaderboard will be available during the race. Photographer There will be photographers on site to take event photographs.