The TYGH VALLEY INFINITY ULTRA

2022 EVENT DATE SET!
April 02, 2022
   

2021 RECAP:
The weather was perfect... in the 50's to mid/high 60's... THE FOLLOWING DAY! Competitors endured 10-15mph winds with gusts to 20mph and temperatures that bottomed out at 26 degrees for the last lap. The challenging course tested the will, might, and endurance of more than 50 runners with Mylsamy Saravanan, of Hillsboro, Oregon besting the field from five states! thirteen year-old Jaci Nixon of Turner, Oregon was in thh hunt until mile 40! See the full RESULTS. The unseasonable temperatures and winds gave the accomplishments even greater sense of achievement. Great job to all participants and volunteers.


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2022 has date set (April 2) and registration open!


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


#infintyultra


FIELD LIMIT: 200

2022 EVENT BASICS:
Race Start Time 9:00 AM
Race Date: April 02 - ?
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 or plain 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 deepnding on the Covid situation. NO HAMBURGERS OR FOOD FOR SALE PER COVID.
- 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):

Please see above for a full list. There will be space at the start and finish for canopie and chairs and space to spread out.

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.

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 March 15, will also get a commemorative shirt. We will have other special prizes to give out as well... some random, some not.

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