Bigfoot 200:Please note that this is a GRADUATE level race. In a few cases, participants must go 17-20 miles between full aid stations and carry a significant amount of gear, food and water. Much of the terrain is rugged and remote. Participants will need to know how to navigate for safety reasons, although the course will be marked with reflective ribbons and arrow signs. There are very exposed sections, dangerous cliffs, downed trees, rock fields and other hazards. This race is incredibly remote. Because of this we carefully track each runner throughout the event and require SPOT trackers on all runners. SPOT rental is $35 and is mandatory. In the case of an emergency or if you are off course, we will have better means to locate you with these trackers.
New for 2017: We will not be requiring any race finishes as "qualifiers" for this event. We feel that there are many experiences that can prepare you for a challenging race like this, and they do not always come in the form of a race finish.
To qualify for entering the run, applicants must fulfill a trail work requirement: TRAIL WORK REQUIREMENTS: For the 2017 race, entrants must complete 8 hours of trail work between June 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017. Volunteering at a race does not count. We do not require you to submit your trail work. This requirement is on the honor system, in other words, we trust that you will complete the trail work without us needing to police it.
EXCEPTIONS TO TRAIL WORK REQUIREMENT: To get an exception, you must be cleared by the race director. We only allow these in very special cases and for some international runners. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly encourage runners to volunteer with their local trail organization to work on trails. This option is only for special exceptions. ADDITIONAL INFO ON TRAIL WORK: Where do I get my trail work done? What constitutes trail work? You may use any trail work you have done that is organized by trail work groups, races, or other organizations. Some examples of trail work are: building new trails, maintaining trails, making stairs/bridges/other trail structures, waterbars, cutting trees/brush out of the trail, and more. You will need to have someone who can sign off that you completed the work. If you aren’t sure if your work qualifies, email the Race Director at email@example.com. In a few cases where trail work is unavailable or for international entrants with limited trail work opportunities we may waive the requirement and allow for other types of volunteering in its place.
I’m signed up for both the Bigfoot 200 and the Tahoe 200 (or another race requiring trail work), do I need to do 8 or 16 hrs of trail work? You only need to do 8 hours of trail work.