The TYGH VALLEY INFINITY ULTRA

A TRULY UNIQUE ULTRA MARATHON
... THERE REALLY IS NO FINISH LINE!
... How long can you last?...

FIELD LIMIT: 200

EVENT BASICS:
Race Start Time 9:00 AM
Race Date: May 4 - ?
Start Location: Wasco County Fair and Rodeo Grounds (Hunt Park)
Many wiii start, one will win. Last person standing!

UPDATE: Just to clarify: The clock starts every 40 minutes.  Everyone who is still in the race must have finished the loop and be back at start line at 40-minutes. You cannot start early or late!  BUT the course runs through camp area and by restrooms etc.  So anyone can provide/carry their own aid etc. Participants may leave the course for support as long as if they leave the course they re-enter course at same place.  The entire course is easily monitored by officials and other participants.

ABOUT:

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL START TOGETHER. THEY HAVE 40-MIUNTES TO COMPLETE A FAIRLY FLAT 5K LOOP ON A VARIETY OF RUNNING SURFACES.

A NEW 5K STARTS EVERY 40-MINUTES. SO EVERYONE IS TIED AT THE END OF EACH 5K LOOP.

- You cannot start early. Everyone starts together. Everyone is tied.
- You are done when you cannot finish a 5K in under 40-minutes.
- Partial loops do not count.
- Last person to complete a loop in under 40-minutes wins.
- Be prepared to run the course in the dark.
- We will have the rodeo grandstand lights on all night. So much of the course will have some light.
- ALL participants will receive beautiful DNF Medals. The winner will get a giant trophy.

COURSE: The course loops will start and finish in front of the Rodeo Grandstands at Hunt Park/Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley. The course will run through the fairgrounds and park and may also go out onto the frontage road.


MORE COURSE DETAILS:

- We will have aid at the end of each loop. There is camping walking distance from start/finish. We will have a schedule also posted where other food will be available. The local 4H will have hamburgers etc available for sale.
- There will also be plenty of dry space to store your own support/clothing/etc.
- There will be toilets at the start and finish.
- Support crew are welcome at the start/finish. For this year we are not allowing other on course support (for safety.)
- NO PACERS.

ON COURSE SUPPORT (available START/FINISH each 5K):

+ Gatorade
+ Water
+ Pretzels
+ Fruit (bananas, oranges)
+ Defizzed Cola
+ Assorted Gel's
+ Animal Cookies


** There will also be some other food items available for purchase (randomly during the competition) as provided by local volunteers/school programs.

** Widmer beer will be available for the entire race.

LODGING and EXTRAS:

The Imperial River Company is about 20-minutes away. It is located in Maupin, on the banks of the Deschutes. Friday night there will likely be some dinner specials for participants and their crew.

CAMPING ON SITE: WE will be staging at the fairgrounds where camping is available at Hunt Park. Please contact them for options: Call 541-483-2288 for Reservations and here is a link to the facilities;

SUPPORTING:
The event will support the Maupin School athletic programs as well as the band. We will also be working with the local 4H organization.

Prizes and Awards and Goodies:
The last person standing will receive a giant trophy. Everyone else will get a very cool DNF Medal. There honor that comes with it. All participants who register before April 15, will also get a commemorative shirt. We will have other special prizes to give out as well... some randome, some not.

** Some of the special awards will be announced prior to race and some will not.