The Fall 50 is designed to be a glorious running adventure set against colorful backdrops during peak Fall colors. Participants may compete as members of a team of 2-5 runners or as a solo ultra-marathoner.
The Fall 50 has a wave start. All solo runners will start at 7 am while the teams will start in waves each hour between 8 am and 10 am. Weeks before the race, teams will be assigned a start time based on their anticipated “team pace”, with the slowest teams starting earlier and the fastest teams starting later. This approach will concentrate the arrival of most participants to the finish line between 4 and 6pm on Saturday. Team pace is calculated by taking the average of the team members paces.
The finish line celebration begins at 1 pm beneath a massive big top tent. Participants will cross the finish line directly in front of the party tent to the cheers and jeers of fellow runners. A DJ will be playing music and announcing the names of finishers for the friends, family, teammates and competitors waiting beneath the tent. The finish line buffet will include beer, soda, and pizza. Admission to the party tent is free of charge to participants. Family and friends may enter the tent for a fee – $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 7-17, children age 6 & under are free. The awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 pm.