You will experience some of the most beautiful and rugged country in Southern Arizona and get a taste of the old west. Please be sure you are well-trained for the hills, rocks and remote nature of the event. The detailed map included with your packet, should be studied before race day and carried with you during the race.
Refunds or transfers of your entry are not permitted. If for some reason you cannot participate after you have entered we can defer your entry one time to the following year. There is a 5-person limit to this rule. First come basis. Deferment requests must be received prior to close of registration.
Race starts at 6:00 am. You must check in on race morning before start. You will be listed as DNS.
For our 50 mile runners, if you think you can’t finish the first loop by 1:00 PM (7 hours) you have the option of an early start at 5:00 AM. The 1:00 PM cut-off for the first loop will still apply. Cut-off time for 25 mile runners is 3:00 PM. Early starters are not eligible for any awards. You must inform Race Mgmt. of your intentions to do so at least one week prior to the start date. Your total time on course will be listed in the results.
Bib numbers must be visible. Runners must announce their arrival and departure from every Aid Station. We want to make sure you have a fun and safe race. Knowing where you are and what time you left goes a long way in ensuring that happens.
This is a TOUGH trail race. The first Aid Station is 9 uphill miles away. We can take care of you at the Aid Stations but you are mainly responsible for taking care of yourself. Eat and drink often. Refueling is extremely important. Please understand that if you run into trouble out on the course we will do whatever we can to get to you in a timely fashion. But timely is relative to location and terrain.
Other Serious Stuff
In order for this run to continue in the future, it is very important that you pack out all your trash. “Leave No Trace”. Bury all human waste and pack out the toilet paper.
Kentucky Camp Historic District (#95001312) is on the National Register of Historic Places. Please respect the surroundings and do not touch or lean against any adobe walls. Damage to the adobe structures can cause substantial damage and will jeopardize the future of the OP Endurance Runs.
This is cattle country and you will encounter fences and gates. Please close all gates as you pass through, don’t assume the runner behind you will close them.
This course will be well marked with flour and Pink and Black striped flagging tape to show the correct route. Blue flagging tape will be used to show the incorrect route. Sometimes folks with nothing better to do have removed sections of flagging. Please study the map and take it with you for reference.
Camping & Fires
You may camp alongside of FR 163 within the national forest or other primitive camping is also allowed in other areas of the national forest. NO FIRES PLEASE.