Race Updates Number 1, 2, and 3 Are Now Posted!

All three Race Updates sent to all Entrants have been posted to the ’2012 Race Updates’ page shown above.

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2012 Runner Waiver Forms Are Now Posted!

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 mike@mcmelton.com if you have any questions.

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2012 Race Entry Is Closed

With a complete roster of Entrants now in place, Requests to run in the 2012 Ancient Oaks 100-Mile Endurance Run are no longer being accepted.  A Wait List is being developed and will be published on this site no later than Sunday evening, September 23.  Although there are already more than 20 runners on the Wait List, it is possible for aspiring entrants to request that their name be added to the Wait List.  Understand that being on the Wait List puts a premium on a runner’s flexibility – most of the 2012 Entry Slots that open up between now and race day will only open in the final two or three weeks before the race, as Entrants who are on the fence about running finally make their decision.  Please e-mail race Director Mike Melton at mike@mcmelton.com if you would like to be added to the Wait List.

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Invitations To Run Are Out!

Invitations To Run in the 2012 Ancient Oaks 100-Mile Endurance Run have been sent out as of 11:00 PM Eastern Time Sunday, September 2, 2012.  If you requested an Entry into the race, you should have gotten an e-mail either confirming your Invitation or offering to add your name to the Wait List.  Please contact the Race Director if you got neither.  Congratulations to all who received Invitations To Run!

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Requests for Entry into the 2012 Race Are Now Being Accepted!

Requests for an Invitation to Run in the 2012 Ancient Oaks 100-Mile Endurance Run are now being accepted!  The 2012 race dates of Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2, 2012 have been confirmed with park officials and preparations are now underway for the event.

The race is an invitation-only, no-fee, minimal-aid event in the ‘old school’ tradition of ultramarathons.  A maximum of 60 Entry slots will be awarded for 2012, and entry into the race is solely determined by the Race Director.  Historically, more than 150 runners have requested entry into the race, so many deserving runners must be turned away each year.  The deadline for submitting a Request for Invitation to Run is Friday, August 31, 2012.

All Requests will be accepted until then, and the field will be chosen and posted about 48 hours after that cutoff date.  After August 31, runners submitting a Request to run will be added to the Runner Wait List, which will be maintained and periodically posted to the website.

To request an Invitation to Run in the 2012 race, please click on the ‘How To Request an Invitation to Run in the 2012 Race’ link shown above.  More information about the race is also available there, and on other pages of this website.

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Final Results Are Now Posted

Final results for the 2011 race are now posted – just click on the ’2011 Race Results’ link shown in the header at the top of this page to see the results.  These results are preliminary in the sense that if errors are uncovered, they will be corrected, and a review of the intermediate timing mat data has not yet been performed.  Pending this, these results may be updated, and if that happens, the date of the update will be noted.  Lap-by-lap split times are also posted for each finisher.

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Race Updates and Waiver Forms Are Posted!

All three updates to the race information are posted to the website, and both Runner Waiver Forms are posted as well.  See the links in the header above to view either page.

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Invitations for 2011 Race Have Been Sent Out!

Invitations to Run in the 2011 race have been sent out!  Please do not request an Invitation for the 2011 race.  As of Friday, October 21st, there are about 55 runners who have accepted the Invitation to Run, and there are about 15 runners on the Wait List.

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Dates for 2011 Race Have Been Set!

The 2011 Ancient Oaks 100-Mile Endurance Run will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, 2011.  The race will start at 7:00 AM EST on Saturday morning and will finish at 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon, for a 32-hour cutoff.  The race is no-fee and is by invitation only, and has a 60-runner maximum.  For information on how to request an invitation to run, please click on the link at the top of the home page.

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Please do not post to ‘Comments’ section

If you wish to contact the Race Director for any reason, please send him an e-mail, addressed to Mike Melton using the e-mail address mike@mcmelton.com.  Posts in the ‘Comments’ section of the website are not checked in a timely manner and are discouraged.

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