2019 Miwok 100K – Pre-race Letter #1 – March 22, 2019
Six weeks until the 24th annual Miwok 100K. It is time to put the finishing touches on your training, dial in your nutrition and hydration, decide on dropbags, and look at the 2019 interim cutoffs so you’re clear on pace.
This week would be a good time to review the Miwok 100K website miwok100k.com to be sure you understand the course and the cutoffs, know the rules and are ready to revel in the beautiful trails and views.
There is NO night-time or all-day parking allowed on the city streets or side streets in Stinson. Your car will be towed. The beach parking lot will open at 3:30 a.m.
Bib numbers will be posted April 5 on the Miwok 100K website: Miwok100K.com – Entrant List
Tailwind is our on-course electrolyte/calorie drink. We are also pleased to feature Squirrel Nut Butter at aid stations for chafing issues.
We are looking for 8 volunteers from crews who are already staying in Stinson, rather than ask volunteers to get up at 2:30 a.m. and drive over the mountain for a 90-minute volunteer shift: Includes a t-shirt, coffee, pastries, plus excellent race karma for you! Ask your crew people if one of them would like to pitch in and have extra fun, helping with check-in at the Community Center from 3:30 – 4:45 a.m. Have them email RD Tia at email@example.com.
Bib Pickup Options
You may only pick up your own bib; please bring ID.
(1) pre-race at San Francisco Running Company. SFRC is offering 15% off store-wide when you pick up your bib early, and also on Saturday and Sunday post-race.
Weds 5/1 — 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at SFRC, 115 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo
Thurs 5/2 — 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at SFRC, 247 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley
Fri 5/3 — 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at SFRC, 247 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley
(2) on race morning inside the Community Center, from 4:00 – 4:45 a.m.
Bring your own favorite sippy cup to use at aid stations. This prevents over 4,000 paper cups from going into the landfill. There are no cups at aid stations.
Carpool Carpool Carpool ! – use the Miwok 100K Trail Race facebook page to set up carpools to the race. Many crews have space in their cars to deliver a pacer to Randall. Ask around on facebook, and on race day, to reduce the number of cars at the start and at Randall.
There will be five portapotties at the beach parking lot, and eight portapotties near the race start. Each aid station also has portapotties.
Answers to some FAQs:
- No course cutting, including any switchbacks throughout the race.
- Pack and label your small and efficient dropbags before you get to the race. Don’t put any valuables in there as sometimes a runner’s crew grabs the wrong dropbag. No glass or leaking stuff, either, eh? If it’s rainy, your bag may get damp while it’s hanging out at the aid station waiting for you. Pack essential dry stuff in a 1-gallon ziplock inside your dropbag.
- No outside aid except at: Tennessee Valley, Muir Beach (inbound only) and Randall. You are responsible for your crew’s and pacer’s behavior.
- No littering (yeah, you already knew that!), including violating the park services’ “no poop in the woods” policy. Use the portable restrooms at the start and at each aid station.
- You can bring your own gels, but it is a GGNRA permit violation for us to supply them. (Park Rangers are so over seeing the tear-tops litter the trails.)
- Pacers must sign a waiver before leaving Randall with their runner.
- Do not stop in front of the Fire Station at Highway 1/Belvedere to drop anyone off. Drive down to the park to let people out.
If you’ve got any questions, email me now (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’d rather answer your emails now than have you uncertain about something on race day. Our goal is for you to have a fun and successful day on the course.
Enjoy the trails,
Tia Bodington, Race Director