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September 16, 2017 (Saturday) The race has already taken place. # 6
UTMB Qualifier Hilly Trail St Louis Ultrarunners Group (SLUG)

Race Basics & Details

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” – Mark Twain

Location: Berryman Campground – Berryman, MO

Start Date/Time: Saturday September 16, 2017 6:00am CDT

Distance: 50 Mile Run (2 × 25 mile loop) * 100 Mile Run (4 × 25 mile loop)

Elevation: 2,500/ft.of ascent/descent per 25 Mile Loop * 5,000/ft. gain/loss for 50 Mile Run * 10,000/ft. for 100 Mile Run

Time Limit: 50 Mile Run -16 hours * 100 Mile Run – 32 hours

Aid Stations: 5 manned including 2 drop bag locations with crew access per loop

Pacers: 100 Mile Runners can use a pacer starting with their 3rd loop (50 Miles) through the finish

Finisher Awards: 50 Mile Run- Distance Medal * 100 Mile Run- Belt Buckles * Two-Tone Buckle for sub-24 hours

Special Awards: 100 and 50 Mile Female/Male Winners – Mark Twain Marble Statue

The Mark Twain Endurance Runs, presented by the Saint Louis Ultrarunners Group, are in their 6th year. We provide excellent aid and a great venue with generous time limits to provide both the most veteran of runners and first timers a great experience.

The course is a 99% single track trail race with held in the Mark Twain National Forest outside Berryman, MO on the Berryman Trail located about 1.5 hours from St. Louis, MO. The Berryman Trail is a 25+ mile loop that will be repeated 2 (50 Mile Run) or 4 times (100 Mile Run) counterclockwise. Each loop starts and stops in the Berryman Campground where you and your crew/family are welcome to stay and camp at no cost.

The Berryman Trail traverses many Ozark hills and features long, sustained climbs and fast, rocky descents. The trail is customarily divided into 2 parts; the western 14+ mile section between Berryman Campground trailhead and the Brazil Creek Campground trailhead, and the eastern 10+ miles from Brazil Creek back to the Berryman Campground which completes the loop. The Ozark Trail makes use of the western part of the loop from where it joins it at Harmon Spring, to just west of the Berryman Campground. The Brazil Creek to Berryman Campground section has numerous climbs and descents, none of them really steep, which cross several valleys. This section is also quite rocky with many exposed roots. The western section, while longer, generally contains less climbing, but isn’t necessarily easier.

The 2016 Mark Twain Endurance Runs provided much excitement with our 100 Mile F1 Jennifer Rolfing take the lead in the final miles of the race. Our 100 Mile M1 Jason Wagner outpaced the 3 other runners who were equal with him after the second loop. We hope you will join us in September to help us write another great story!

Mark Twain Endurance Runs participates in the Trail Runner Trophy Series.

Additionally, Mark Twain Endurance Runs will be a UTMB/CCC Points Qualifier for 2018 as it was for 2017.

Nearly Live Runner Tracking: Via Twitter @mter100_50

Schedule:
Friday 9/15/17 * 5-7pm- Pre-Race Meal and Race Briefing at Huzzah Valley Resort
Saturday 9/16/17 * 6am- 50 and 100 Mile Run Start * 10pm- 50 Mile Run Ends
Sunday, 9/17/17 * 2pm- 100 Mile Run Ends

Training Run/Course Preview: TBA in August 2017

Entry Fees and Policy

50 Mile Run- $90 before January 1st, 2017, $110 January 1st – August 31st, 2017, $130 after September 1st, 2017.
100 Mile Run- $165 before January 1st, 2017, $190 January 1st – August 31st, 2017, $215 after September 1st, 2017.

There are no refunds or bib transfers. There will not be any rollovers to next year’s race. Drop downs allowed if Race Director is notified before the start of the Runs. No guarantee on swag or finishers medals to registrations made after August 31, 2017.

Contact

St. Louis Ultrarunners Group Gary Fuerst and Andy Stann Co-Race Directors

[email protected]
 
Race Distance
Mark Twain 50 Mile Endurance Race 06:00 50 mi
Mark Twain 100 Mile Endurance Race 06:00 100 mi

Official website

Information available in English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]

Mark Twain 50 Mile Endurance Race

September 16, 2017 (Saturday)
The race starts at 6:00 AM
 
Cut off: 16:00 hours
Ultramarathon - 50 miles
UTMB Qualifier Hilly Trail St Louis Ultrarunners Group (SLUG)
5000 feet of cumulative elevation gain
0-99 runners usualy take part in the race. The number of participants is capped to 150
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Mark Twain 100 Mile Endurance Race

September 16, 2017 (Saturday)
The race starts at 6:00 AM
 
Cut off: 32:00 hours
Ultramarathon - 100 miles
UTMB Qualifier Hilly Trail St Louis Ultrarunners Group (SLUG)
10000 feet of cumulative elevation gain
0-99 runners usualy take part in the race. The number of participants is capped to 150
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