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Man vs Horse - Owens Peak Ultra
Marathon, 10 Mile, Other
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
About This Activity
Man vs Horse Owen's Peak Marathon Trail Adventure Aid Stations: There are water stations are every two miles and full aid every four miles.
Marathon Course Description: Starts the same as the 10 mile description above. After that you will head straight up Indian Wells canyon and will climb slowly and steadily (elevation gain of ~2,300) for 8 miles to the Owen's Peak trail head (there are a handful of steep sections but they are relatively short). The trail consists primarily of fire roads and Jeep trails. Trekking poles are permitted as this is a pretty extended climb. The terrain on this loop varies wildly and if you're doing it on horseback; shoes or hoof boots are required. If you're a barefoot runner, foot placement is key through about a mile of this leg as some loose rock will try to get to know you better. Once you hit the Owen's Peak Trail head high-five the aid station crew, take in the view, and make a B-line the final 8 miles back down the mountain, there will be a cold one waiting for you back at the brewery!
AWARDS: Here is where it gets a really exciting. First place wins cash! Odds favor the horse 16:1, but if you think you have what it takes, it will put $1,500 in your pocket! If man is defeated and the equine variety wins, the rider of that fine animal will pocket $500.
Your finish times are determined two ways: Runners: Your time stops when you cross the finish line. Riders: You have to do more than just cross the finish line. Your time stops when your horses pulse rate is 60 bpm. 1st through 3rd in each age division for male and female runners and riders will receive a buckle All finishers will receive finishers medals. All participants will also be rewarded with a (fresh brewed on-site) beverage of their choice. Whether it is an Indian Wells Brewing Co micro-brewed masterpiece (bring your ID), locally brewed Rocket Fizz Soda, or artesian spring water served cold in a Desert Donkeys souvenir pint glass.
Aid Stations: There are water stations every two miles and full aid every four miles. 50k Course Description: For 2014 this option is for Runners only (sorry no horses or dogs on this one) and is essentially the same course as the marathon with a 5 mile detour and a couple thousand feet of elevation gain added to the course. (there is a 12 hour time limit on this distance) Complete this bad boy and all finishers will receive custom made finishers medals. All participants will also be rewarded with a (fresh brewed on-site) beverage of their choice. Whether it is an Indian Wells Brewing Co micro-brewed masterpiece (bring your ID), locally brewed Rocket Fizz Soda, or artesian spring water served cold in a Desert Donkeys souvenir pint glass, and a custom shirt.
Event schedule and times
October 12 2013
Bib pick-up 0600 - 0630 (Also available on the 11th, email will follow with specifics)