Hallucination 100M/Happening 100K
100 Mile & 100K are serious events … that we take seriously, man: RF Events is known for fun themes and wild events but behind the fun and hype, expect a safe, well run race. You work hard to get to the starting line and we understand your commitment and want you to know our commitment to you is just as serious. Thank you for putting your faith in our event; you are one far out groovy freak!
START TIME for 100 Mile and 100K, 2 PM Friday
100M/100K PRE-RACE MEETING - Friday, 1PM at The Hog Farm (ultra aid station at Woodstock Camp)
100k & 100 mile finishers get a cool peace sign finisher’s medal, 100 milers also get a freakin' belt buckle! Far out awards for winners and 3 deep in 5 year age groups! Run Woodstock online finish certificates rock!
Date/Time - Race, Registration: The Hallucination 100 Mile & Happening 100K events will start on Friday at 2:00 pm, EST. Yikes! Race registration and packet pickup will begin at 11am on Friday at Woodstock Camp
Qualifying: There are no formal qualifications for this event except good judgment as to your fitness for such an event. The cut off times will be strictly enforced.
Time Limit: There will be a 30-hour time limit for the 100 Mile & 100K distances.
100 Mile Cutoffs:
You must begin you last loop no later than 3:00 PM.
You must meet the last loop cutoffs below or you will be removed from the course (DNF).
Bethel Woods Aid Station (Mile 89) - 4:40PM
Food for Love Aid Station (Mile 93) - 5:52PM
Rosemary Forest Aid Station (Mile 96) - 6:57PM
Mandatory Event Switching: 100 Mile racers not on pace to finish within the time limit will be switched to 100K after 4 laps (66.67 miles). So you've got to finish the 4 laps in 20 hours to continue... If you (have to) switch, you will not be eligible for any awards but will be listed in the race results and receive a medal for the 100K distance.
Completed 67 miles (4 loops): scored as 100K finisher; time recorded as of 4th loop completion. If you choose to go out on the 5th loop you must complete the course within the overall cutoff or you will be recorded as an overall DNF (no 100K time will be recorded).
No drop down option.
Voluntary Event Switching: You can voluntarily choose to drop at the Start/Finish area and be scored as described above.
Course: The course is repeat 16.6-mile loops comprising primarily of single-track trail. Besides a stretch on gravel, you'll cross paved roads a few times; there will be no traffic control and your safety will be your responsibility. 100 Mile does 6 loops, 100K does 4 of the 16.6 mile loop (with shortcuts). The courses run clockwise. Total elevation gain (per loop) is about 1500'.
View the 2023 100 Mile Course map HERE.
The 100 K course differs from the 100 Mile course in 2 places; PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNAGE!
View the 2023 100K Course map HERE.
Please note the course may change slightly prior to race day.
Awards: 100 miles gets you a belt buckle and peace sign medal, 100K get you a peace sign medal. Also a very nice certificate of completion to all, available online after the race.
Groovy top 3 overall awards for men and women in all events and 3 deep in 5 year age groups!
Aid Stations: Aid will be at four manned aid stations for each 16.6-mile loop….so if yer countin’, you'll encounter aid roughly every 4-5 miles. We'll serve everything under the sun (and moon!). Soups, sandwiches …. The list is long, click here.
Crews/Handlers: Crews are welcome but are not necessary due to the multiple loops and many runners to hook up with. Access to the runners is at the aid stations only. Crew members are allowed on the course to pace their runner anytime after the 2nd loop. Pacers must wear a “Pacer/Runner Number” bib and must check in and out at the main aid station at Woodstock Camp. You will be given your pacer bib at that time. Crew members may not use bikes on the course at any time. Crew vehicles are asked not to drive in and out of campground during the event for the safety of the runners and campers. Please park in designated areas when coming and going. Camper cars that are not moving during the event can be parked at camp site. More pacer info HERE!
Drop Bags: Drop bags will be at the Start/Finish area and at the Food for Love aid station so you'll have access to your bags about every 8 miles. The drop area at the Start/Finish is under a large tented area to keep them dry. Also at the Start/Finish you'll be able to place your own drop bag and anything you want access to; your stuff will be where you put it! We’ll have chairs set up for changing footwear or just to collapse in. Food for Love drop bags will be brought back to the start/finish semi-regularly (about every 4 hours or so) so we suggest you only put items in that bag that you don’t need back at the start/finish…and that you may or may not want to retrieve after the race.
100 Mile and 100K parking/rest tents:
All camping for 2023 will be drive-in. If the car is to be used by a crew/handlers during the race, it can't be parked in the campground. We do encourage inviting friends to camp and cheer you on, just park any cars that will be following you in the designated area. Thanks!
Camping: Campsites for friends and crew can be reserved online, see camping link on home page.
Motel listing, location, and phone numbers are shown on the general information page. The park is about an hour drive from Detroit Metro Airport. Renting a car is your best bet to get around.
Sunrise/set: Sunrise – 7:07 AM - Sunset – 7:59 PM (Plus a half hour of civil twilight before and after those times.) (100M/100K will have about 4 hours after the start to see the whole 16.6 mile loop before it gets totally dark.) (The US Navy helps us with this, far out! )
Medical Checks: There will be no medical checks before, after, or during the race. Each entrant is responsible for knowing his or her own physical limitations. We encourage each entrant to get a complete physical before participating in this race. If in the opinion of the race director or aid station captains, your physical or mental condition deteriorates to the point of endangering your safety, you will be withdrawn from the race.
For some training tips for running your first 100 mile run, check out this link! We are grateful to the organizers of the Umstead 100 for sharing this info with us!
For more training tips, we invite you to visit this site. Our thanks to Keith Godden for this one!