~  Weymouth Woods ~
                                    ~ 100k Trail Run ~

Weymouth Woods is a beautiful state nature preserve in Southern Pines, NC.  Visit www.ncparks.gov for a link to the   parks official website.

 Date and Time:  Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:00am start.  20 hour time limit.

 Runner Limit:  95 Solo Runners and 25 Relay Slots   

 Registration:
Open September 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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   Cost:  $85 for MTC members, $95 for all others.  $165.00 for relay teams.  $100 for solo runners after Dec. 1st and $175 for relay teams after Dec. 1st.  There is also a nominal registration processing fee. All runners receive long sleeve Patagonia capilene shirt (gender specific) with logo. Finishers receive a custom finishers award.  You must register by December 20th in order to receive a shirt.

 

New for 2018! 2-7 person relay teams! A great way to participate in this fun and friendly trail ultra! Entry Fee is $165 per team.

We are offering up to 25 relay slots for the 2018 event. Relay entries are open for 2-7 runners. All relay participants will register as a team and will have one timing chip that will be transferred at each runner exchange. Each relay team can choose how to divide the 14 laps among their relay runners. Each lap split time will be recorded by team name, not individual name. Both 100K relay and 100K individual will begin at 8:00am.  All relay participants do not need to be present at the start of the race. We strongly encourage carpooling for relay members. Relay entrants will each receive a finisher’s medal and will have the option to purchase a long sleeved Patagonia capilene 1 race shirt (see race registration site). If the relay slots fill, we will put you on a waitlist and give you the option to register if we have a withdrawal. There will be an overall relay award for the fastest relay finish and probably a fun award such as best dressed team.  If you have any questions please call Marie at 910-315-2048, Donna at 910-603-2639, or John at 910-638-3389. 

Also new this year! We are donating $10 from every entry directly to Weymouth Woods State Nature Preserve. 

Waitlist Policy: If the race reaches capacity, and you would like to be put on the waitlist, please email me at weymouth100k@gmail.com. If space becomes available, I will contact you for confirmation, and you can then mail in your registration and payment.

 Refund Policy: Full refund less registration processing fee until Dec.20. No refunds after Dec. 20.

 Course Description:  Fourteen 4.47 mile loops (total 62.58 miles) through the trails of Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve. To alleviate trail congestion, the first loop will also include a .15 mile start from the park entrance to the trailhead. The trails are a combination of dirt, loose sand, packed sand, roots, and some gravel. There are several wood plank boardwalks and two sets of wood stairs. Lots of slippery leaves, pine straw, and many exposed and hidden roots. Parts of the trail can be muddy and wet. Runners will cross the parking lot at the beginning and end of each loop. 

 Cut-Off Policy: - Runners must start their 14th lap by 2:45am in order to be allowed to continue." A runner may be asked to surrender his/her bib if race officials determine the course is unsafe for any reason.

  See the course map and the elevation chart for specifics.  The course is not certified.

 Course Markings:  The course will be marked with streamers, directional signs, and glow sticks at night. It is almost impossible to get lost. If you do, you will probably end up in someone's back yard!

 Timing and Results: Chip timing.  Lap Counts will be posted hourly throughout the event.  Final results will include detailed lap splits and will be posted on this website and at www.leetiming.com
 
2010 Results    2010 Results with Splits
  2011 Results   2011 Results with Splits
  2012 Results   2012 Results with Splits
  2013 Results   2013Results with Splits
  2014 Results   2014 Results with Splits
  2015 Results   2015 Results with Splits
  2016 Results   2016 Results with Splits
  2017 Results   2017 Results with Splits

 Family/Crew:  Family, friends, and crew are certainly welcome (it is a very accessible park with a comfortable visitor center), but please be aware that parking will be tight. We will be allowed to park in a maintenance area located .1 mile from the park entrance if needed. Family wishing to visit runners elsewhere on the course can also drive to the small parking area at the corner of Connecticut Ave. and Bethesda Ave. (see the Weymouth map for directions).

 Pacers: Given the length of the loops, it is a perfect venue for family or friends who would like to accompany a runner for a lap or two.

 Race Pictures and Reports:       
 
2010 Pictures and report by Jason Sullivan   More 2010 Pictures
 2011 Pictures by Marie Lewis by Doug Dawkins by Jim Wei by Caroline S.   2011 Race Report by Thomas Gounley
 2012 Pictures by Frank Lilley  by Jim Wei   by Marie Lewis more by Marie Lewis 2012
  2012 Race Reports by James Brennen by Frank Lilley by Mark Manz by
Anji Nussbaumer by Jim Plant by Roger Coffey
  2013 Pictures and More Pictures Race reports by Mark Rosten by Rachel DeBois
  2014 Pictures by Marie Lewis
  2015 Pictures by Marie Lewis - Pictures by Timothy Hale - Write-Up by the Pilot
 
2016 Pictures by Marie Lewis - Write Up by Chase Smith - Write Up by Lee Starnes Write Up by Mark Rostan

 Parking:
Parking: All runners must park in the overflow lot across the street from the entrance on Fort Bragg Rd. Runners can drop off their gear at the visitor center if needed but must then move their car to the overflow lot. Family members, friends, and pacers arriving later in the day or evening may be able to park in the visitor center lot at the discretion of the park management. 

 Facilities:  Indoor restrooms will be available just steps from the course. We will also have access to a heated auditorium and visitor center (adjacent to the restrooms) which will be ideal for family and  crew.

 Drop Bags: There will be a tent set up next to the start finish for your drop bags. Leave the bags at the tent Saturday morning we will place them in order according to bib number after the start.

 Aid Stations:  There will be one well stocked aid station at the beginning/end of each loop and an unmanned water/Gatorade aid station at approx. the 2.4 mile mark. Our aid station received rave reviews in 2010, and we plan once again to provide a variety of hot and cold food:  soda, Gatorade, pizza, homemade soups, hamburgers, grilled cheese, candy, pretzels, chips etc.  Family and crew are welcome to graze at the aid station.

 Packet Pickup:  Packet pick up will be in the visitor center auditorium Friday, Jan. 16 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm or Saturday morning, Jan. 17 from 6:30am until 7:45am.

 Pre Race Briefing: Recommended but not required. Sat. 7:30 am. It will be short.

 Awards:  First place male/female overall, first place MTC member male/female overall, and the coveted DFL award. No duplicate awards. All finishers will receive a pottery award specially crafted for this event by one of our local potters.

 Travel/Accommodations:  Southern Pines is 75 miles south of Raleigh, NC. Weymouth Woods is an easy highway drive from Raleigh Durham International Airport (approx 1hr 15min.). Click here for a regional map. There are numerous accommodations in Southern Pines/Aberdeen area offering special rates  for the weekend.

 Race Updates:
 All Race Updates will be on the Weymouth Woods 100k Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WeymouthWoods100k

 Our local visitors guide www.homeofgolf.com  also provides area information. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about where to stay, where to eat, or activity options for family members.

 Other Useful Information:  No information will be mailed out unless specifically requested. However, please feel free to call me (Marie) at 910-315-2048 or email me (Marie) at weymouth100k@gmail.com with any questions.  Co-Race directors, John Robinson johnnyrob@live.com 910-638-3389 and Donna Raye draye2@nc.rr.com 910-603-2639

 Park gates will open 6:00am race morning.

 No overnight camping in the park the night before the race.

 Runners and family are welcome to set up chairs, etc along the sidewalk in front of the visitors center, however, please avoid the landscaped areas and flower beds.

 Average temperature in January is 40 degrees. Click here for the Local Weather.

 The Weymouth trails will be open to the public during normal park hours. It is a popular place for dog walkers and family groups. Approximately one mile of the loop is a shared use horse trail. Please be aware that you might encounter horses, dogs, and children. The trails are narrow in spots it is a good idea to yield to the horses.

 Even though Weymouth is not in a rural area, it is heavily wooded, and it will be dark at night. If you plan on being on the course after sunset, please remember to bring a good light.

 Dogs are welcome in Weymouth but must be leashed.  Bikes are not allowed.

 The park gates will stay open beyond normal hours for this event. Family/crew can come and go as needed.

  No alcohol on premises. And please no littering!! Take your trash, even sticky gel packets, to the next aid station.