December 17, 2005
Inaugural Orange Curtain 50K & 100K
New 100K Offers Opportunity to Qualify for 2006 USATF 100K Team
Mark February 18, 2006 on your ultra-running calendars and take on a new challenge at the Orange Curtain Ultra Runs. These 50Km and 100Km road races are newly added to the Southern California Ultra Runners Grand Prix Series.
The course is a fast and flat 10 kilometer out and back (repeated 10 times for the 100K) along a 5 kilometer segment of the asphalt and dirt bike path on the east side of the San Gabriel River in Long Beach, California. For a complete description of the course, visit the race website at http://www.oc100k.com/
This event is scheduled prior to the deadline for qualification for the USA 100KM national team that will compete at in the World Cup 100KM in Korea on October 8, 2006. This is an excellent opportunity for athletes attempting to run a qualifying time for the USA 100K team. See the following page for more information on qualifying for the USA 100K team: http://www.usatf.org/groups/MountainUltraTrail/news/2006_100KTeamSelection.asp
Start Time: 6:30 am (both races); 5:00 am early start for 60 and over (100k only)
Start/ Finish: El Dorado Park, Long Beach, CA
Time Limit: 11 our cutoff (12:30 for early starters)
Aid: The single aid station is located just north of Spring Street at the middle of the 5 kilometer segment. This allows the runner to pass the aid station every 5 kilometers. In addition, water bottles will be available at the northern and southern ends of the race course. This should allow runners to run without carrying water bottles in all but the hottest conditions.
For More Information:
RD Jay Anderson,
6237 Marian Avenue,
Buena Park, CA 90620,