The date of the 2014 race has been set – the 16th annual Ancient Oaks 100-Mile Endurance Run will be held Saturday-Sunday, December 20-21, 2014. Race Start time will be 7:00 AM Eastern Time, as in past years.
Requests for an Invitation to Run will begin being accepted on June 1, 2014 and will be accepted until July 15, 2014, giving runners six weeks in which to request an Invitation to Run in the 2014 race.
For more information on how to enter the race, please see the link above as well as the ‘Entry Selection Process’ link.
Final results for the 2013 race are now posted – simply click on the ’2013 Race Results’ link shown above, and then click on the name of the results you wish to view. In addition to the ‘summary’ Final Results, there is a loop-by-loop split breakdown for every runner’s time on each of the 29 3.46-mile loops of the course. The women put in a strong performance, as more women than men finished (18/27) than men (15/40) and with a higher finish percentage. Everyone but Andrew Barrett got chicked . It was a gorgeous weekend to run in the Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary!
The third Race Update is now posted – just click on the ‘Race Updates’ link shown above to view it. There’s also a PDF file of the Update available for easy saving and/or printing. Less than three days until race start! The first and second Race Updates are also posted there as well.
The Indian River State College research project has been cancelled due to illness.
The 2013 Wait List has been completely processed – every runner who asked to remain on the List has now received an Invitation to Run! Entries are now officially closed for 2013! No more Requests to Run will be accepted – the race is presently slightly ‘oversubscribed’ so the only changes to the Entrants’ List will be to remove those who drop out between now and race day! There’s always 2014 !
And then there were just 6…
The Wait List is moving again, as Entrants drop out and as Wait Listers drop to move on to run other races. At this rate, everyone who stays on the Wait List may well make it into the race itself ! The original 66-runner Wait List has been pared down to just 6 runners left!
Invitations to Run in the 2013 Ancient Oaks 100-Mile Endurance Run have all been sent out, and a Wait List of about 60 runners is already in process. Please do NOT send any Requests for an Invitation to Run – there simply is no more space in this year’s race. Please try again next year! The time frame to Request an Invitation to Run will open on or about June 1, 2014 and will remain open for about six weeks, in order to give as many runners as possible a chance to request an entry into the race. See you in 2014!
If you are interested in running the 2013 Ancient Oaks 100-Mile Endurance Run, set for Saturday-Sunday December 21-22, 2013, please carefully read and follow the process described on the ‘How To Request an Invitation to Run’ link shown in the header above.
This is an INVITATION-ONLY event, which means that you do NOT simply ‘enter’ the race – you politely ask the Race Director for an Invitation To Run, and then wait to see if you receive one. Remember that in the last couple of years, more than 120 runners have asked to run, and there are just 60 Entry Slots, so many deserving runners do not receive an Invitation To Run.
Complete results have now been posted – just click on the ’2012 Race Results’ link shown above, and then choose either ‘Final Results’ of ‘Final Results Lap-By-Lap Detail’ for the complete listing of each runner’s lap-by -lap times for each of the loops they ran. The course is a 3.46-mile loop in the Sanctuary, run 29 times for a total of 100.3 miles.
All three Race Updates sent to all Entrants have been posted to the ’2012 Race Updates’ page shown above.
Both the runner waiver forms that all runners will need to sign are now posted under the ‘Runner Waiver Forms’ tab shown above. Every runner – and every pacer or support person who leaves the parking lot to run or walk all or part of the trail system – MUST sign BOTH waiver forms and leave the originals with Race Officials at the Start/Finish area or at the Aid Station area. Blank forms will be available for all during the entire event, but you are encouraged to print out both forms, sign them, and bring them with you to Registration. Please contact Race Director Mike Melton at email@example.com if you have any questions.