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Indiana's only 100 Mile Trail Race - April 26-27, 2014
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2014 PRE-RACE INSTRUCTIONS
1) Start - Everyone is to line up at the start/finish line by 5:45 am. Drop bags are to be turned in no later than 5:30 am on Saturday morning.
2) Bridges/Stairs - Bridges and stairs on the course will be slick if wet. You may want to walk or tread lightly on any wet bridges/stairs.
3) Scoring - When you arrive at an aid station, report your bib number to the scorers.
4) Scoring Mats - Please make sure you go over the blue electronic scoring mats at each aid station.
5) Course Markings - On the trails there will be Indiana Trail 100 markers, signs, and pink flags to guide you around the course. The pink flags will be on your right. There could be a couple on the left/middle to avoid holes but those should be obvious.
6) Aid Stations - The runners will go through the schoolhouse aid station twice a loop – at approximately miles 4 & 14. In between the schoolhouse, the runners will also go through the rally campground aid station at approximately mile 8.5. Please consult any volunteers on which direction to go when leaving the aid stations.
7) NO LITTERING – We will not tolerate any trash on the course. There will be trash bags located at the aid stations and ¼ mile afterwards. Additionally, we’ll have sandwich bags at the aid stations, so runners can dispose of their gels and carry the sandwich bags to the next aid stations. This event is for the benefit of the park, so the last thing we want to do is to trash it. Any runners found flagrantly littering will not be invited back in future years.
8) Ham Radio – The ham radio personnel will monitor several parts of the course throughout the event. They are there for your safety. Please report to them if anyone needs assistance.
9) Medical Personnel – Medical personnel and first responders will be at each aid station. Please let them know if you or any other runners need assistance.
10) Parking – Please note the following parking rules: - The ham radio trucks will be stationed on the side of the beach parking lot. They will be situated between barricades. Do not move the barricades to try to park at their location. - No cars are allowed past the barricade heading towards the start/finish line, except for race officials and ambulances. Do not move the barricades to try to park near the start/finish line. - There will be ample parking available at the beach parking lot, as well as the lots overlooking Sand Lake and the main campground.
11) Dropout – If you decide to drop out of the race for any reason, you must do so at one of the aid stations. Otherwise, this will result in an unnecessary search for you, which will utilize a lot of manpower and resources. Additionally, if you drop out, please turn in your chip strap to a volunteer or race official. We will assist in retrieving your drop bags while you’re still at the event site.
12) Start/Finish Line – Please report your number to scorers before going into the main event tent prior to starting a new loop.
13) Pacers – Pacers are allowed after 50 miles. You need to sign in at the main event tent to pick up your bib and wrist band.
14) Main Event Tent/Wristbands – Only runners/pacers will be allowed in the main event tent with volunteers/medical staff/ham radio personnel. Since the drop bags will be inside the tent, we need to limit the amount of people that go in there. We will issue wristbands for everyone that belongs in the main event tent.
15) Spectators – Food will be available to the public on Saturday at the Sand Lake Beach concession area. They will also have a freewill breakfast on Sunday. As the people selling the food are part of a charity organization, please consider donating appropriately for the freewill breakfast.
16) Storm Strategy – In the event of a storm warming (tornado or thunderstorm), the race will be suspended by park and race officials until the threat has passed. All runners and volunteers will be removed from the course and will be reinstated at the same spot they were pulled and given additional time to finish (which equals the amount they previously had – 30 hours for 100 milers, 15 hours for 50 milers). The ham radio personnel will work in conjunction with the Noble County Emergency Management Team to monitor the weather throughout the event.
17) Sharing the park – Please note that there will be people in the park that are not involved with our event. Please be courteous to these people and they will most likely return the favor. If you come up from behind on some hikers, please announce your presence, so as to not startle them. Chances are good that they’ll be aware of the situation but it’s just good trail etiquette. Additionally, please be aware of drivers at all times that you’re on the road. If you’re wearing earplugs while listening to music, it is your responsibility to be aware of anyone trying to communicate with you. We highly recommend that you remove any listening devices while running on the roads or when an official is trying to give you instructions.
18) Lost or forgotten items – If you leave any personal items behind after you leave the park, we suggest you contact the park office at 260-636-2654. As stated above, we are sharing the park with campers that are unrelated to our event and sometimes these hikers leave clothing behind as well, so we cannot assume it is from our runners and pick it up, other than to take it to the park office. Additionally, we are not going to mail any drop bags back to participants, unless said participant pays for the shipping.

We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 26-27, 2014.

Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers.

The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50 or 100 miler or setting your personal record time.


The Indiana Trail 100 is pleased to announce that the 2014 race will be a qualifier for the 2015 Western States Endurance Run.

wser.org/qualifying-races/


1) 2014 Race Date – The 2014 Indiana Trail 100 will be held April 26-27. We’re moving back one week, in observance of the Easter Holiday weekend.

2) Cap – The limit for the 2014 race will be 330 runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to decide the number of 100 mile entrants, with a maximum of 200 entries for the 100 mile field.
 
3) Registration – This year, registration will be provided solely through RunRace. Please enter online (5/25 or later) through the Indiana Trail 100 website, under Entry/Registration. Please note that registration on RunRace is credit card only.

4) No bonus for 2014 – There will be no bonus provided for the 2014 event.

5) Ham Radio/Medical Personnel/Volunteers – We’re pleased to announce that the best ham radio and medical personnel involved in any 100 mile race in the country will be returning for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100. Additionally, all of our key volunteers are also returning, with the goal of making our event the best it can be for the runners. 

Michele Yates wins the first Indiana Trail 100 with a winning time of 17:35. winner

The following people won their respective categories:
First Place Overall Female 100 Miler - Michele Yates 17:35
First Place Overall Male 100 Miler - Mark Ott 18:19
First Place Indiana Female 100 Miler - Marci Wease 25:29
First Place Indiana Male 100 Miler - Paul Stofko 19:09

First Place Overall Female 50 Miler - Barb Delgado 8:18
First Place Overall Male 50 Miler - Paul Dott 7:31
First Place Indiana Female 50 Miler - Kate Lock 9:24
First Place Indiana Male 50 Miler - Christopher Zadroga 8:06

ANNOUNCEMENTS

March Announcements

1) With the Indiana Trail 100 only five weeks away, we’re beginning to wind down registration. PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES FOR THE 50 AND 100 MILE RACE ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. For further details on how and where to register, please visit the following link: http://www.runrace.net

Registration will close effective 4/12/14, which is two weeks prior to the Indiana Trail 100. Additionally, we will also stop registration once we get to 320 entries, whichever comes first. We’re taking up to 330 entries overall but reserve the right to hold up to 10 entries for potential elite runners that may participate.

Currently, we’re at 262 total entries. You can view the entry list at any time by going to the link above to review the remaining entries.

2) FA50K – The FA50K is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th. Just like everywhere else in the Midwest, our course has experienced a full winter. Chain O’Lakes State Park has received over seven feet of snow and coupled with the below average temperatures, pockets of snow still remain. With warmer temperatures this past week, along with volunteers and management working on the course, we’ve made great strides with the trails. Some of the local ultra team ran a loop this weekend and while they commented that the entire course is runnable, there are a few sections that need a little more time.

What we need to do after we put the finishing touches on the trails is allow time for it to thaw. It’s important that we not tear up the course during the FA50K because we want it in great condition for the IT 100. It’s one thing to have a couple runners on the course, like this weekend. It’s another thing altogether to have 75-100 runners on the course, like we anticipate for the FA50K. Because of this, race and park management will inspect the course next weekend (3/29-3/30) and determine at that time if we’ll have the FA50K on 4/5. There is the possibility that we could move the FA50K back one week or even modify secti= ons of the course that need more time to dry.

Again, while we all welcome the opportunity to have the FA50K on 4/5 to have runners get a feel for the course, the bigger picture is to make sure we have a great course on 4/26 – 4/27. Please make sure to review the site again next weekend for any announcements about the FA50K.

3) Trail Maintenance – Please contact Don Lindley at dlindley@indianatrail100.com if you can assist with any trail maintenance duties. Next weekend we’ll announce when our trail maintenance day will be – either 4/5 or 4/12.

4) Volunteers – We’re getting a lot of requests from people to volunteer, which is outstanding. Great volunteers benefit everyone. However, we are still looking for some night time volunteers. If you have an interes in helping out, please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com.

5) Pacers – Pacing is a great way to give back to the ultra running community and to help a fellow runner out. One of the common misconceptions is that people think they need to run 50 miles at a fast pace with a runner.

First of all, runners tend to slow down considerably after 50 miles, so the run is more like a jog/hike in most cases. Second, you don’t need to pace for 50 miles if you’re not capable or don’t have the time. We’ll gladly accept anyone that is willing to pace a runner for one loop (16.67 miles), two loops (33.3 miles), whatever a person can offer. As a reminder, pacers are only allowed after 50 miles.

Please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com if you would like to become a pacer.

6) Camping – For those of you that are considering camping at Chain O’Lakes for the Indiana Trail 100 weekend, please view the following link for contact information:

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2987.htm

The campsites will be available to reserve on a first come, first serve basis. There are over 300 electrical campsites available, so there will be plenty of room. If you want to camp close to the start/finish line, we suggest telling the campground gate attendant that you want to camp near trail 3. If you have any questions about location, camp fees, etc., you can contact the park office at (260) 636-2654.

7) Tents – As was the case last year, the park will allow race participants to have small tents behind the sponsors’ tents near the start/finish line. This accommodation is free of charge. Please note that there will be no cars or trailers allowed in this area, only tents that fit less than 3-4 people.

If you’re interested in tent camping by the start/finish line, this will be done on a first come, first serve basis. We will not reserve spaces and participants can start pitching their tent on Friday, April 25th. While there is a good bit of space available, there is the possibility that we’ll run out of tent space, so plan accordingly. If we run out of space, it’s no big deal, as we have a very large campground available nearby, as noted above.

8) Website – We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the race and we’re always happy to answer these questions. But our website (see the link below) has a lot of content and many of your questions can be answered by reviewing it, including the rules.

http://www.indianatrail100.com/

9) Shuttle Service – This year we’re going to offer a shuttle service around to the various aid stations. This shuttle can be utilized by family/crew, volunteers to bring supplies to the aid stations, ham radio/medical personnel, as well as to bring runners back to their car if they’re unable to finish.

One of the reasons we’re providing a shuttle service (thank you, Eaton) is because the schoolhouse area (first and third aid stations) has very limited parking available and per park mandate, cars cannot park along side the road.

It is our plan to have an hourly shuttle service during the daytime to alleviate any traffic issues by the schoolhouse. Conversely, the rally campground (second aid station and halfway point of the course) has plenty of parking available and is a better place for family/crew to meet up with their runners. We’ll provide more details about the shuttle service in a future note.

10) Main Event Tent – This year we will issue wristbands to all of the runners and pacers participating in the Indiana Trail 100. This wristbands will need to be worn during the event on Saturday and Sunday as the runners and pacers will be the only ones allowed into the main tent with the volunteers.

Please note that we’ll have concession stands available for family, crew, or any other spectators at Sand Lake beach and/or next to the start/finish line. We’ll provide more details regarding the food that will be available to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in a future note.

Additionally, we’ll have picnic tables on both sides of the chute leading up to the finish line, so good seating will be available.

11) Merchandise – Race shirts, hats, bumper stickers, and a few other items will be available through Running Around Screen Printing. Please see the link below for further details. JoAnn Bird, the proprietor of Running Around Screen Printing, will also be on site during packet pickup and she’ll likely have some items for purchase at that time.

https://squareup.com/market/jo-ann-bird

12) Sponsors – We wanted to take this opportunity to again thank all of our great sponsors for their support (in alphabetical order):

2Toms

Brett Hess Insurance Services

Culligan

Eaton

Feetures

Fort Wayne Metals

GU

Indiana Trail Running

Jameson Coffee

Karl Meltzer 100 Mile Blend

Parkview Health

Running Around Screen Printing

RunRace.net

Salomon

SportOne

Three Rivers Running Company

Whitley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

February Announcements

1) With the Indiana Trail 100 only two months away, it's time to register. For further details, please go to

Indianatrail100.com/ under Entry/Registration.

To view the current entry list, please visit our website and click Entry/Entrants List, then click on the magnifying glass for either the 100 miler or 50 miler. ENTRIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE 50 AND 100 MILE RACE AT THIS TIME.

2) Waiting List
– If you want to run in the IT 100, you should consider signing up soon. We are increasing the field for the 2014 event to 330 runners, which is up from 300 runners in 2013. Please see the following procedures:

*Once we’ve reached 200 entrants in the 100 miler event, we will cap (prior to 4/1/14). Anyone wanting to run the 100 miler after the limit has been reached will be put on a waiting list. If the 50 mile entries do not exceed 130 entrants by 4/1/14, we’ll reopen the 100 mile entries and re-cap the total to 225 entries. Race management has the option to review this limit and make adjustments at their discretion. The waiting list will also be implemented in the event we’ve reached the 330 total limit. It’s very simple, the first people on the list will be the first people selected to join the race if someone has to drop out. Please note that because of this implementation, there will be NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS. Our 2013 event sold out one month before the race and approximately 100 runners requested entry after it was sold out and did not get in.

3)FA50K – The next FA50K will be Saturday, April 5th. For those that have not been on the course yet, this will be a good run to attend. We will be testing our equipment and some of the aid station workers will be practicing, so there will be aid available, with the possible exception of the start/finish line. We’ll provide more details as we get closer to the FA50K event date.

4) Training Runs – Please continue to review our Facebook site for weekly training runs. During the winter, we typically have training runs every Thursday night at 6:30 pm and Saturday morning at 9:00 am.

5) Volunteers/Pacers – We’re getting a lot of requests to volunteer, which benefits everyone. If you or someone else has an interest in volunteering or pacing for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100, please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com. Pacing is a great way to give back to the ultra running community and to help a fellow runner.

6) Trail Maintenance – If you or someone else has an interest in assisting with trail maintenance, please contact Don Lindley at dlindley@indianatrail100.com. We have made trail adjustments to some of the boundaries (miles 5 and 9, respectively). We are in the process of building new paths for trail 7 (mile 11). Please let us know if you can assist us with these course improvements. The next couple of months will be an active time for trail maintenance.

7) Course markers – At this time, the permanent course markers are in place. This will allow the runners to train on the course at their convenience.

8) Camping - For those of you that are considering camping at Chain O'Lakes for the Indiana Trail 100 weekend, please view the following link: Indiana State Parks
Before making your reservation, you may want to contact the park office at (260) 636-2654. They can provide assistance as to where the best places are to set up your camper for the Indiana Trail 100.

9) Website – We receive a lot of questions about the race and we’re always happy to answer these questions. But we have a lot of content on our website and many of the answers can be found there as well, including the rules. Indiana Trail 100

10) Western States Qualifier – We are pleased to advise that the Indiana Trail 100 is now a 2015 Western States qualifier. wser.org

11) Midwest Super Slam – As was the case in 2013, the Indiana Trail 100 is the opening race for the 2014 Midwest Super Slam. The other races in the Slam include the Kettle Moraine 100, Mohican 100, Burning River 100, and the Hallucination 100 at Woodstock.

12) Shirts – Since we’re providing Salomon jackets to each entrant for both the 50 mile and 100 mile event (see #8 above), we will not be providing race shirts as well. In lieu of this, JoAnn Bird at Running Around Screen Printing will be selling Indiana Trail 100 shirts and other things by clicking the link below:
Square Market

January Announcements


1) With the Indiana Trail 100 only three months away, registration is in full swing. For further details, please go to

Indianatrail100.com/ under Entry/Registration.

To view the current entry list, please visit our website and click Entry/Entrants List, then click on the magnifying glass for either the 100 miler or 50 miler. ENTRIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE 50 AND 100 MILE RACE AT THIS TIME.

2) Waiting List – This race is going to sell out, so if you want to run in the IT 100, you should consider signing up soon. We are increasing the field for the 2014 event to 330 runners, which is up from 300 runners in 2013. Please see the following procedures: *Once we’ve reached 200 entrants in the 100 miler event, we will cap (prior to 4/1/14). Anyone wanting to run the 100 miler after the limit has been reached will be put on a waiting list. If the 50 mile entries do not exceed 130 entrants by 4/1/14, we’ll reopen the 100 mile entries and re-cap the total to 225 entries. Race management has the option to review this limit and make adjustments at their discretion. The waiting list will also be implemented in the event we’ve reached the 330 total limit. It’s very simple, the first people on the list will be the first people selected to join the race if someone has to drop out. Please note that because of this implementation, there will be NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS. Our 2013 event sold out one month before the race and approximately 100 runners requested entry after it was sold out and did not get in. We project that it will sell out even sooner this year.

3) FA50K – The next FA50K will be Saturday, April 5th. For those that have not been on the course yet, this will be a good one to attend. We will be testing our equipment and some of the aid station workers will be practicing, so there will be aid available, with the possible exception of the start/finish line. We’ll provide more details as we get closer to the FA50K event date.

4) Training Runs – Please continue to review our Facebook site for weekly training runs. During the winter, we typically have training runs every Thursday night at 6:30 pm and Saturday morning at 9:00 am.

5) Volunteers/Pacers – We’re getting a lot of requests to volunteer, which is tremendous. If you or someone else has an interest in volunteering or pacing for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100, please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com.. Pacing is a great way to give back to the ultra running community and to help a fellow runner.

6) Trail Maintenance – If you or someone else has an interest in assisting with trail maintenance, please contact Don Lindley at dlindley@indianatrail100.com.

This fall, we have made trail adjustments to the North and West boundaries (miles 5 and 9, respectively). We are in the process of building new paths for trail 7 (mile 11). Please let us know if you can assist us with these course improvements. The next three months will be an active time for trail maintenance.

7) Course markers – At this time, the permanent course markers are in place. This will allow the runners to train on the course at their convenience.

8) Runner Interviews – We’ll continue to provide transcripts of interviews from some of our future IT 100 participants. We hope you’ve enjoyed the interviews we’ve posted so far. Let us know if you have any good interview candidates for us. Remember, the first requirement is that the runner will be running the 50 or 100 miler at the 2014 Indiana Trail 100.

9) Website – We receive a lot of questions about the race and we’re always happy to answer these questions. But we have a lot of content on our website and many of the answers can be found there as well, including the rules.

10) Western States Qualifier – We are pleased to advise that the Indiana Trail 100 is now a 2015 Western States qualifier. wser.org

11) Midwest Super Slam – As was the case in 2013, the Indiana Trail 100 is the opening race for the 2014 Midwest Super Slam. The other races in the Slam include the Kettle Moraine 100, Mohican 100, Burning River 100, and the Hallucination 100 at Woodstock.

12) Shirts – Since we’re providing Salomon jackets to each entrant for both the 50 mile and 100 mile event (see #8 above), we will not be providing race shirts as well. In lieu of this, JoAnn Bird at Running Around Screen Printing will be selling Indiana Trail 100 shirts and other things by clicking the link below:
Square Market

December Announcements


1) With the Indiana Trail 100 only four months away, registration is in full swing. For further details, please go to

Indianatrail100.com/ under Entry/Registration.

To view the current entry list, please visit our website and click Entry/Entrants List, then click on the magnifying glass for either the 100 miler or 50 miler. ENTRIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE 50 AND 100 MILE RACE AT THIS TIME.

2) Training Runs – Please continue to review our Facebook site for weekly training runs. During the winter, we typically have training runs every Thursday night at 6:30 pm and Saturday morning at 9:00 am.


3) Night Training Run – We will have a Friday night training run either on 1/24 or 1/31. Per the usual requirements, we need to run together as a group for safety purposes. Due to the anticipated weather conditions, we require runners to run the entire time, with the exception of aid station breaks and climbing hills. If you don’t believe you meet these criteria then this run might not be for you.

4) Volunteers/Pacers – If you or someone else has an interest in volunteering or pacing for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100, please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com.

Pacing is a great way to give back to the ultra running community and to help a fellow runner.

5) Trail Maintenance – If you or someone else has an interest in assisting with trail maintenance, please contact Don Lindley at dlindley@indianatrail100.com.

This fall, we have made trail adjustments to the North and West boundaries (miles 5 and 9, respectively). We are in the process of building new paths for trail 7 (mile 11). Please let us know if you can assist us with these course improvements. The next three months will be an active time for trail maintenance.

6) Course markers – At this time, the permanent course markers are in place. This will allow the runners to train on the course at their convenience.

7) Runner Interviews – We’ll continue to provide transcripts of interviews from some of our future IT 100 participants. We hope you’ve enjoyed the interviews we’ve posted so far. Let us know if you have any good interview candidates for us. Remember, the first requirement is that the runner will be running the 50 or 100 miler at the 2014 Indiana Trail 100.

Salomon – Attached are pictures of the jackets that will be given to each entrant of the Indiana Trail 100. Please note that this is just a model of the jacket, as we will have some embroidery which will include Indiana Trail 100 and possibly our logo as well.

https://sphotos-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p320x320/602752_278694905601933_1955724620_n.jpg

We are excited about our sponsorship with Salomon and the value it provides our entrants, as the retail price of the jacket is nearly equivalent to the cost of a 50 mile entry fee.

9) Waiting List – This race is going to sell out, so if you want to run in the IT 100 you should consider signing up soon. We are increasing the field for the 2014 event to 330 runners, which is up from 300 runners in 2013.

Please see the following procedures:

*Once we’ve reached 200 entrants in the 100 miler event, we will cap (prior to 4/1/14). Anyone wanting to run the 100 miler after the limit has been reached will be put on a waiting list. If the 50 mile entries do not exceed 130 entrants by 4/1/14, we’ll reopen the 100 mile entries and re-cap the total to 225 entries. Race management has the option to review this limit and make adjustments at their discretion.

The waiting list will also be implemented in the event we’ve reached the 330 total limit. It’s very simple, the first people on the list will be the first people selected to join the race if someone has to drop out.

Please note that because of this implementation, there will be NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS.

Our 2013 event sold out one month before the race and approximately 100 runners requested entry after it was sold out and did not get in. We project that it will sell out even sooner this year.

10) Website – We receive a lot of questions about the race and we’re always happy to answer these questions. But we have a lot of content on our website and many of the answers can be found here as well, including the rules.

11) Western States Qualifier – Per the Western States Endurance Run website, we are pleased to advise that the Indiana Trail 100 is now a 2015 Western States qualifier.

wser.org

12) Midwest Super Slam – As was the case in 2013, the Indiana Trail 100 is the opening race for the 2014 Midwest Super Slam. The other races in the Slam include the Kettle Moraine 100, Mohican 100, Burning River 100, and the Hallucination 100 at Woodstock.

13) Shirts – Since we’re providing Salomon jackets to each entrant for both the 50 mile and 100 mile event (see #8 above), we will not be providing race shirts as well. In lieu of this, JoAnn Bird at Running Around Screen Printing will be selling Indiana Trail 100 shirts and additionally Indiana Trail 100 hats and bumper stickers available. For further details, please click the link below:

Square Market

Additionally, JoAnn will have Indiana Trail 100 hats and bumper stickers available. For further details, please visit her website.

June Anounceents


1) Registration is now open. Please enter online through the Indiana Trail 100 website,

Indianatrail100.com under Entry/Registration.

2) 2014 Race Date – The 2014 Indiana Trail 100 will be held April 26-27. We’re moving back one week, in observance of the Easter Holiday weekend.

3) Sponsors – We’re pleased to announce that 2Toms, Culligan Water, Gu, Indiana Trail Running, Jameson Coffee, and Three Rivers Running Company are returning as sponsors for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100.

4) We’re also pleased to announce new sponsorships with Orange Mud, Reco Fit, Medi-Dyne and Salomon.

5) Karl Meltzer/Jameson Coffee Q&A – This summer, we’ll begin a new segment on our Facebook site called “Coffee with Karl”, sponsored by SpeedgoatKarl’s 100 Mile Blend and Jameson Coffee.

6) As one of our sponsors, Karl Meltzer will take your questions 1-2 times a quarter and provide advice on ultra running matters. All questions can be submitted at mwayne@indianatrail100.com. Please note that we cannot take several questions from the same person – just one question along with a follow up, if necessary.

7) Training Runs – Please continue to review our Facebook site for weekly training runs. During the summer, training runs occur on Thursday night and Saturday night, with an occasional Saturday morning run. These runs will continue until the fall, when the weekend schedule will change.

8) Indiana Trail Running July sessions at Chain O’Lakes – Save the dates for 7/19 – 7/20 as prime training runs at COL. The training runs will include a Friday night/Saturday morning/Saturday night run. Your mileage may vary. Please visit the Indiana Trail Running website at Indianatrailrunning.ning.com/ for more details.

9) Volunteers – If you or someone else has an interest in volunteering for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100, please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com. 10) Trail Maintenance – If you or someone else has an interest in assisting with trail maintenance, please contact Don Lindley at dlindley@indianatrail100.com.

11)  Runner Interviews – As a new segment, we’ll have some interviews of 100 mile and 50 mile participants. These runners will be randomly selected and once the interview is complete we’ll post it on our Facebook site. We believe that if you’re going to spend an entire day running with someone, you should get to know them.

12) Cap - The limit for the 2014 race will be 330 runners. It is the race committee’s discretion to decide the number of 100 mile entrants, with a maximum of 200 entries for the 100 mile field.

13) Registration - This year registration will be provided solely through RunRace. Please enter online through the Indiana Trail 100 website, under Entry/Registration. Please note that registration on RunRace is credit card only.

14) No bonus for 2014 – There will not be a bonus provided for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100.

15) Ham Radio/Medical Personnel/Volunteers – We’re pleased to announce that the best ham radio and medical personnel involved in any 100 mile race in the country will be returning for the 2014 Indiana Trail 100. Additionally, all of the key volunteers are also returning, with the goal of making our event the best it can be for the runners.

Please stay tuned this week, as we’ll have an announcement regarding one of our sponsors that will benefit all of our race participants.

 

BUCKLE
Here is some background and information on the artist:

Buckle and medal design by Catherine Nagy Mowry of the Miami Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.

MEDAL
Catherine's art reflects the strength and guidance of native women in the Miami Indian tribe.  Catherine has captured in her design the traditional Native American runner providing a vital communication link between villages.  These runners were the fabric that held their society together and as such were very esteemed and revered.  The strength, endurance, and dependability of these runners captures the essence of the journey our modern day couriers (runners) will undertake.
 
Through our research, we've discovered that running was not just a chore or responsibility for the Miami Indians. They enjoyed it and looked forward to it. We felt that this was an important quality, as it goes with the ultra runner's motto of "we don't have to, we get to." Collectively, it was important to us to honor the first inhabitants of Chain O'Lakes and their spirit with these buckles and medals and we hope you feel the same way.

Buckle and medal fabrication by Indiana Metal Craft, Bloomington, Indiana.

 

We will have a series of announcements each month until the start of the inaugural Indiana Trail 100. Please see the following and let us know if you have any questions or need additional information:

The Indiana Trail 100 is proud to be a part of the 2014 Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. The Indiana Trail 100 will serve as the springboard event for the other four races in the Slam: The Kettle Moraine 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run, the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run, and the Hallucination 100 Mile Run. Anyone that completes all five events will be designated a Super Slammer. Please visit the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning website for further details on how you can become a part of the Midwest Super Slammers .

DROP BAGS for your extra gear & special needs:

  • Print (large) your name, bib # clearly labeled on the bag.
  • This is at the 2nd aid station about 9 miles into the loop - all races

Course

The course is a 16.67 mile mixture of wide and narrow trails - from rolling hills, dirt, and off camber grass sections. There will be relatively little road running on the course. The terrain and woods provides protection from the wind. Most of the trails surround many of the lakes.

Our course is different from other ultras previously run at Chain O'Lakes.

Indiana Trail 100 Staff

We're pleased to announce that Mary Ann Troutner has become a part of the Indiana Trail 100 staff. Mary Ann has extensive committee experience and as a native of Albion is ideally suited to help make this a showcase event for the local community and Chain O'Lakes State Park - the host site and benefactor of event proceeds.

Registration

Shirts/Hats

Indiana Trail 100 tech shirts and hats are now available for purchase. To order, please click the below link.   Sponsors

We would like to welcome Fort Wayne Metals as a new sponsor to the Indiana Trail 100. They join Culligan Water of Columbia City, Jameson Coffee, Three Rivers Running Company, Whitley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Montrail, 2Toms and 100 Mile Blend Coffee. We thank all of them for their support of the Indiana Trail 100. Please visit their links and support our sponsors.

Training Runs

We'll have unofficial training runs almost every weekend leading up to the Indiana Trail 100. We welcome any individuals or groups that would like to join us for these runs to familiarize yourself with the course. Please check the Indiana Trail 100 Facebook site for future training run information.

Volunteers

We're in search of volunteers to assist with trail maintenance. This includes accepting assistance of any ultra runners that need to fulfill volunteer obligations as part of an ultra event in 2013-2014.

If you have an interest in this or volunteering for other race-related events, please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com for more details. We thank you for making this event a great success.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook site for more details about training runs and any other items about the race that will interest you.

 

 

SPONSORS
Sport One Ortho Northeast

Salomon

Whitley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Culligan Water of Columbia City

GU

Three Rivers Running Company

Brett Hess Insurance Services

RunRace.net

Where Runners and Races Connect

Fort Wayne Metals

Jameson Coffee

100 Mile Blend

Running Around Screen Printing

Eaton

2Toms

Parkview Health

Subway Restaurant - Albion, Ligonier, Rome City

Indiana Trail Running