Hulabalooers (New Word)-
The 1st Annual Steep Canyon 50K is less than 3 weeks away! We wanted to take this time to go over the flow of how race day is going to go. We figure the more information you have now, the less confusion we have race day!
Packet Pickup will be the morning of the race: Thursday September 10th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. If you all are just coming to run and not camp, go directly to race day parking. We will have a team leading you that way when you get to Reeb Ranch (315 Shoals Falls Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739). However, if you’re camping PLEASE go slightly up DuPont Road (again, we will have volunteers and police telling you where to go) and pull into the set up camp spot. You will park your car, take your tent and backpacks and take a spot in the general camping area. You will just claim a spot, throw down your tent and packs then you will go back to your car and go park in the general parking area. There is only a few hundred yards between tent set up and race day parking so a return trip won’t kill ya. Consider it a warm up for the run! Keep in mind that runners will be running through tent village. We will have their route mowed down shorter than the camping area so it will be VERY easy to tell where NOT TO CAMP. PLEASE DON'T CAMP WITHIN 5 FEET OF THE RUNNERS ROUTE unless you want to be trampled by turtles. We will be giving wristbands to all the folks who have already paid for camping. Please make sure that if YOU didn’t prepay for camping, you pay $15 to the folks who are collecting. Don’t be that guy/girl who doesn’t pay, this is for a great cause folks and every dime helps us! I’m sure you understand.
You will then pick up your race bibs! 50K runners and the FIRST relay member will start running at 12:00 NOON. The second relay runners will be running at 1:00 PM and the 3rd relay member will start running at 2:00 PM. Again, we do this so that everybody will have plenty of time to finish and all relay members will be back in time to see all the bad ass music we have and enjoy the night. All runners will have a music wristband in your packet pick up bag. Don’t feel the need to wear that while running but please put it on when you’re ready to par-tay!
The live music will start at 3:30 PM and go past 11:00 PM. Oskar Blues will be set up on site slanging beers and we will have a couple food trucks available so runners can pay for grub! We certainly want this to be a family friendly event so please be respectful of the land and others. I don’t believe we need to go into this further.
We have worked our tails off to bring you a very unique race experience. Understand that it’s a first year event. Things won’t go perfectly but I hope y’all show us grace and understand that were doing the very best we can. If you see something that could be better, certainly let us know but do your best to understand we made this event to let people explore a beautiful area and to have fun! We are sure you will see that this race has the potential to be one of the best in the Southeast VERY quickly.
We are beyond THRILLED that you are man/woman enough to take on The Steep Canyon 50K and Relay Hulabaloo. You will not be disappointed. See you in a few short weeks. Until then Yee Haw and get out to Brevard, NC safely on Thursday, September 10th.
- RD’s Charles and Pete, Oskar Blues, Reeb Ranch and Can’d Aid (and a BUNCH of RAD sponsors)