2017 Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K

Our 8th year!

Runners, here is some information about the eighth annual Rosaryville Veteran’s Day 50K on November 11, 2017:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course is basically three loops run in a counter-clockwise direction around the 9.8-mile perimeter trail. It runs mostly in deep woods, though there is some meadow also. The trail is largely single track, but not very technical. The start (also the finish) is at the Pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where you enter the single-track perimeter trail. The course is marked with white pie plates and white confidence ribbons. There are other markers on the course that have been put there by other people for other purposes. Look for the white markers only.

AID STATIONS:

There are two aid stations on the perimeter trail about 4 1/2 miles apart, with a porta-pot at each one. The aid stations will have Gatorade, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, pretzels, bananas, fig newtons, cookies, and maybe some boiled potatoes. The first aid station will have the bag drop. We will transport the bags from the Start to the bag drop after the race begins.  You can access them on Laps Two and Three. We will bring them back to the pavillion after the race, or you can pick up your bag as you leave the park, if you need to leave before all the runners have finished.

 

Note for first-time ultra trail runners: This isn’t a technical course, but admire the scenery at your peril. Roots, rocks, and stumps all nestle in the leaves, which in early November will be plentiful.

At 7:40, there will be a pre-race brief in the pavillion. Please attend.

DIRECTIONS:

From Baltimore: (Travel time approx. 1 hour.) Take Route 97 to Route 3 south. Route 3 will cross Route 50 and become Route 301 south. Follow Route 301 to Upper Marlboro. The State Park is located approximately 15 miles south of Route 50 and 4 miles south of Upper Marlboro. The park entrance is on the right. 

From the Washington Beltway I-495/95: (Travel time approx. 1/2 hour.) Take exit #11, Route 4 East. Follow Route 4 to Upper Marlboro. Exit on Route 301 south for approximately 4 miles. The park entrance is on the right.

From the south: Travelling north on Route 301, after you pass Rosaryville Road, the park entrance is on your left in about a mile. Coming from the south, it is easy to miss the entrance to the park. If you pass the Osborne Shopping Center you have gone too far. Turn around.

 

WARNING: There are two ways to enter Rosaryville State Park, from Route 301 (Yes!) and Rosaryville Road (No!).  You must enter from Hwy 301.  From the Rosaryville Road entrance, you cannot get to the start of the race!  The entrance to the park off Hwy 301 is just south of Osborne Road and Osborne Shopping Center.

 

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Rosaryville State Park
7805 W Marlton Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 United States

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Race Rules

Do’s and Don’ts:

Do:

Let us know if you drop out. (So we don’t call your emergency contact!)
Bring a drop bag if you want one. It will not be under a roof, so if rain is forecast you may want to use a dry-bag.
Feel free to have a pacer on Loop #3. However, that pacer must be on foot (not a bike).

Don’t:

Wear headphones or bring a pet while you run. If you race wearing headphones, you will be DISQUALIFIED, and you won’t get a time.
Pay for parking. It is covered by your race registration.
Bring booze—we are in a state park and we don’t have a license for alcohol.
Litter! If you drop a gel, even a gel tab, or a cup, or anything else on the trail, please stop and pick it up!

Registration will close when 200 participants are reached.

Race Registration

Online Registration
Register online until Wednesday Nov 08, 2017.
Confirm registration here
Mail-in Registration
Mail registration by Friday Nov 03, 2017.

Registration Fees

Registration Date Annapolis Striders Member Non-Member
Before race day $25$30
Race Day (6:30-7:30am) $40$40

Transfers and Refunds

Race deferrals will be granted for all reasonable requests. There are no transfers or refunds.

Course

The course is basically three loops around the 9.8-mile perimeter trail mostly in deep woods, though there is some running in meadow also. The trail is largely single track, but not very technical. The Start (also the Finish) is at the Pavilion picnic area about three quarters of a mile from where the runners enter the single-track perimeter trail.

Time Limit

8 hours

Medical Aid

There will be a nurse and/or another health care professional at the Start/Finish area.

Aid Stations

The perimeter trail has two aid stations about 4 1/2 miles apart, with a porta-pot at each aid station. There will be a bag drop at the first aid station. We will transport bags from the Start to the bag drop site when the race begins and return them to the pavillion after the race–or you can pick up your bag as you leave the park.

Race Amenities

Premium

Hats for all finishers.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup is on race morning from 6:30 to 7:30 at the pavillion area, near the Start/Finish.

Bag Drop

There will be a bag drop at the first aid station. We will transport bags from the Start to the bag drop site when the race begins and return them to the pavillion after the race--or you can pick up your bag as you leave the park.

Post Race

Rice and beans from Chevy’s, apples, and maybe cider.

Awards

Male/Female: Overall, Masters, Military, 10-year Age groups. The Awards Ceremony will take place at about 1:30 p.m. in the Pavillion.

Volunteer

For more information or to volunteer, please contact the race directors:
Tom DeKornfeld and Richard Snyder  Rosaryville50K@annapolisstriders.org

Contact

Email Rosaryville50K@annapolisstriders.org to contact the race directors.

Race Directors
Tom DeKornfeld
Richard Snyder