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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the Wait List.
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!
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.
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.