Sulphur Springs Trail Run - May 24, 2014

 

SULPHUR SPRINGS TRAIL RUN SAT. MAY 24 2014 SULPHUR SPRINGS TRAIL RUN is on FACEBOOK. http://www.facebook.com/SulphurSpringsTrailRun?ref=hl

2014 Registration opens Friday, Nov 1st

Keep an eye on the FACEBOOK page for current posts from the race director as the race date approaches. Feel free to add photos or albums on the page. It is also a way to connect with others from your town to train and travel with to the race.

If you have not been on the FACEBOOK page please LIKE the page and SHARE it with your pals.

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Congratulations to every competitor who took part in the 21st Annual Sulphur Springs Trail Run. We have always experienced great weather but this year was exceptional with sunny, mild days followed by a full moon at night. The 1200 that came were exposed to the best running conditions ever. Proof of this is we now have nine new course records out of a possible eleven. Names and times are listed below on this page under Course Records. The outpouring of thanks during and after the race has been outstanding and the Burlington Runners will work towards providing the same or better in 2014 although we have little or marginal influence over the weather.

This year we once again had a 20% increase in runners but the ability to expand the race has pretty much reached its maximum. The ceiling of 1200 runners may increase to 1250 next year but the maximums in each event will be altered to reflect the demand for spaces. The 10K and 25K will see a small decrease to accommodate more entrants in the ultra events. In addition space will be made for three more relay teams and there be the creation of two divisions.

One of the special things about this race is the way members of the Burlington Runners and those outside of the club contribute so profoundly to the success of the weekend. Many of these people are at the race for over thirty hours and are busy for weeks leading up to and after the event. Thank you for acknowledging them on race weekend and on social media.

 


You Tube 2013 Sulphur Springs Trail Run  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDVW2eTRlGY

Eric Cameron, Race Director
Burlington Runners
email ericpcameron@gmail.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

 

 

                              

To register on-line click here or click on the logo above

To download a mail-in registration form click here 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Participants'

Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Participant's Guide for every race distance.

This is essential reading and will be updated from time to time as
needed regarding each of the races and race weekend in general.

Here is a link to nine videos on You Tube that may help you visualize the course and how some runners experience race day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4jPtXqHApQ&playnext=1&list=PL3A99FEE8EA69BB53&feature=results_main

 

 

 

Here's a 2-part U-Tube Video of our 2012 race
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INA9UKRyRlk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7088TbNB36U

Get Out There Magazine U-Tube Video - 2012
http://youtu.be/9pSvtf__CHo

 

 

 

 


 

Course Map


While you are running the Sulphur Springs trail you will be traveling through the beautiful Dundas Valley Conservation Area which is part of the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority and includes part of the famous Bruce Trail. The park is open to the public on race day so be courteous to and aware of other users. Bear in mind that you will be running through wilderness and may encounter deer, coyotes, raccoons, skunks and others. IF YOU ENCOUNTER ANY WILDLIFE, MAKE A LOT OF NOISE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPROACH ANY ANIMAL


Trail Map



Results
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Pictures

For all race results click here and select the year and month

For Race pictures click here


Directions

 

click map to zoom in

From the QEW take 403 to Hamilton through Hamilton. Exit at Wilson St.. Turn right at end of ramp and then make an immediate left onto Meadowbrook Dr (at Firehall) from Wilson. Follow Meadowbrook to the end and turn right onto Jerseyville road. There is parking at the community centre on the left and the high school on the right.


From 401 take Hwy 6 south to the 403 W and continue as above


Course Records

     100 Mile Dale Draaistra 15:37:24 2013 Brantford
                 Laura Perry 18:57:59 2013 Orleans
       50 Mile Michael Daigeaun 6:07:00 2013 Philadelphia
                Christina Clark 7:42:34 2011 Guelph 
             50K Adam Hill 3:45:39 2013 Orillia 
                Christina Clark 3:59:46 2012 Guelph
            25K Cleve Thorson 1:32:20 2013 Guelph
                Christina Clark 1:52:39 2013 Guelph
            10K Nick Allen 36:51 2013 Fergus
                Julia Wesley-James 43:25 2013 Dundas
100 Mile Relay Don’t Get Lost 1 11:24:43 2013 Dundas

Awards


Finishers in each event will receive a Sulphur Springs 20th anniversary medal

All 100 Mile finishers will receive a race belt buckle to
recognize their achievement.

The first, second and third place finishers in each event will
receive a distinctive award to recognize their performance.

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Sponsors

 

      

      

RACE KIT PICK UP FRIDAY MAY 24TH

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM 100 MILE, 50 MILE & 100 MILE RELAY TEAMS (Captain Only)
Each runner will receive a commemorative race T-Shirt.

RACE KIT PICK UP SATURDAY MAY 25TH

5:00 AM – 7:45 AM 10K, 25K, 50K, 50 MILE & 100 MILE RELAY TEAM (Captain only).
Each Runner will receive a commemorative race T-Shirt.


FREE HI-RES PHOTOS IN 2013

 

Every runner who clearly wears their number on the front (as stated in the rules) is likely to be captured by Ryder Photography during the race. After the race you will be given FREE access to download every image captured of you during the day. You will receive an email about this in the days after the race. A link will also be placed on the race website.


T-SHIRTS & SANDALS ON SALE

We have a number of surplus pieces left over from previous years that will be available at the FIRE SALE price of $5 EACH. This includes last year’s black cotton T-Shirt, 2011 Technical sleeveless T-shirt and the ever popular NEW BALANCE sandal. Sizing is limited but five bucks is too good to pass up especially if you liked the previous race item.


PARKING

Race day parking is available around the Ancaster Community Centre. The rear lots fill early on Saturday morning so if you’re in the 50K, 25K or 10K you are better to look for a spot in front or on the south side of the Ancaster Community Centre. When this lot fills there is plenty of plenty across from the centre at the Ancaster High School.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL TRAILERS BE PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON THE SITE.


We hope to provide you a nice assortment of restorative food and fluid after your event. You will need to be wearing your race bib to gain access to the food tent. Menus for each race are below

POST RACE FOOD FOR 10K & 25K

Choice of 1 fresh carrot & apple juice, or orange red beet juice, or bottled water.
Choice of 1 whole fruit, banana, apple, pear, muffin.
Choice of 1 trio cup of melon in berry syrup, yogurt berry parfait
POST RACE FOOD FOR 50K & 50 MILE

Choice of 1 fresh carrot & apple juice, or orange red beet juice, or bottled water.
Choice of 1 whole fruit, banana, apple, pear, muffin.
Choice of 1 trio cup of melon in berry syrup, yogurt berry parfait

PLUS LUNCH MENU
Choice of 1 - Egg salad with red kidney beans
Poached salmon salad with cucumber, arugula & dill aioli - Medley of grilled vegetables & sweet potato with baby spinach, all on whole wheat tortilla wraps individually wrapped


DROP BAGS

100 & 50 Milers will be able to place a bag under tent cover at the Start/Finish area on Saturday morning before the 6:00 AM race start.

100 Milers will also be able to place a drop bag for Aid Station #1 (GATEHOUSE). These must be placed in the designated spot at the Start/Finish area on Friday May 24th. These bags will be transported to A.S.#1 by volunteers. 100 Mile runners should be aware that these bags will not be transported back to the start/finish until late Sunday morning. For those who wish to have them sooner they will need to drive (4K) to AS#1 to retrieve them. Most 100 Mile runners do not use a drop bag at AS#1 as the loop at Sulphur Springs is only 20K.