We use professional chip-timing with timing mats at various locations along the course. 2022: Runner timing and race day tracking can be found at Negative Split Racing – https://negativesplit.io/miwok22 (this link will activate on the NSR site as soon as the race starts – 5:00 a.m., May 7, 2022).
No, please bring your own cup for use at aid stations; there will be no paper cups available. This has worked great for the past decade, preventing over 4,000 cups from going into the landfill each year. Find a cup now and practice carrying and drinking from it. We will have cups at the finish area, because you will be too tired to get up and refill the one you brought with chocolate milk.
Any course changes will be posted here, and announced through social media, and emails, as timing allows.
The weather will be “perfect”: Race day can be hot and sunny, cool and foggy, drizzling, torrential, muddy or a combination of ALL of the above! Sunscreen is advisable; so is a light jacket. And a hat.
YES. It will be pitch dark when you start so you’ll need a headlamp or decent flashlight for the first 75 minutes up the trail, since dawn is not until 6:00-ish. Put your name on it (duct tape) before race day. We’ll have a “light box” at Muir Beach for you to drop it in. The headlamps/lights will be near the goodie bags at the finish area for you to retrieve yours. Do not drop a valuable light into the light box; put it in your drop bag at TV.
You have 15 hours and 30 minutes (8:30 p.m., due to Park Regulations) to get the job done, and must abide by cutoffs enforced by aid station personnel. No early starts are permitted.
Poles aren’t super useful on the Miwok terrain, but they are allowed. However, you must carry them from start to finish if you choose to bring them. No poles are allowed in dropbags, and your crew cannot take them from you or give them to you mid-course.
If you have a reaction to poison oak or bees (other than the usual: Run Away!!!), please bring medication as these Elements of Nature have been known to be found outdoors. We do offer a Tecnu washing station at the Finish for you to remove the poison oak oils before heading home.