June 1 (12:01 AM) Registration opens (Field limits: 16 mi- 90 entrants, 30 mi- 110 entrants, & 50 mi- 130 entrants)
July 1 (12:01 AM) Field limit combined (total limit of 330 runners, no preference for any distance), registration fee increases.
July 23 (9 AM) Training Run starting at Skulls Gap
August 13 (9 AM) Training Run starting in Damascus (at the race start)
August 27 (9 AM) Course Marking. Initially meet at Skulls Gap.
Aug 29 (12:01 AM) Registration closes, no more transfers from Waiting List to the Entrants' List.
September 2 (5-8 PM) Packet Pick-up at the Damascus Gazebo (race start/finish). Check runner packet emails.
September 3- Race Day!
6:00-6:30 AM Packet pickup at Race Start/Finish
6:45 AM All runners must check in by 6:45. Otherwise you will not be counted as an entrant or a finisher!
7:00 AM- 50 Mile Race starts
7:30 AM- 30 Mile Race starts
8:00 AM- 16 Mile Race starts
Please see the Cut Offs/Time Limits page for time limits on the course.
9:52:06 AM Record 16 mile finish (2010- time adjusted for new start time)
11:16:01 AM Record 30 mile finish (2012- time adjusted for new start time)
11:30 AM Cookout starts
2:16:36 PM Record 50 mile finish (2011)
4:00 PM Time limit for 16 mile event
5:30 PM Time limit for 30 mile event
7:00 PM Time limit for 50 mile event (Cookout ends, finish site clean up, etc)
September 4 & 5 Course sweep
Week of September 4-10 Race admin (After action report to US Forest Service, USATF, etc). Results will be posted as soon as possible (course cleanup and after action reports are the priority- if these are not done, future races may be at risk). Emailing the RD to ask about the results slows down the process.