Date / Time: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00 AM
Race Distance: 100 Miles
Location (Start / Finish): Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek, IA
Race Day Temperature at Start (High / Low Avg.): 37 / 19 F
Sunrise / Sunset: 7:38 AM / 4:53 PM
Race Cutoff (Hrs.): 34
Course Layout(Map): 8 x 12.5 mile loop
Terrain: A mix of single track and fire roads. Not technical, but hilly.
Elevation Change (Ascent / Decent): 38,400 ft. (19,200 ft. / 19,200 ft.)
Altitude Above Sea Level (Min. / Max.): 1,000 ft. / 1,300 ft.
Number of Aid Stations (Max. distance in miles between A.S.): 4 (3.9 mi.)
Course Record (M/F): 19:16:38 Brandt Ketterer (2016) / 25:23:54 Jodi Semonell (2016)
Prerequisites / Lottery / Trail Work Req.: No / No / No
Qualifying Race for: N/A
Race Series: N/A
Race Director: G.O.A.T.z
Year Established: 2015
Other Race Distances: 13.1 mi. / 50 mi.
Fun Fact: Hitchcock Nature Center is located in the Loess Hills, a 200-mile narrow band of wind-deposited dunes located along the eastern shore of the Missouri River in western Iowa and Missouri. The word loess is derived from the German word for “loose or crumbly.”
Nearest Airports (HRs): Omaha, NE (.5), Lincoln, NE (1.25), Sioux City, IA (1.75), Des Moines, IA (2), Kansas City, MO (2.75)