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October 7, 2017 – Lewis & Clark State Park, Epping, ND

ABOUT THE LEWIS & CLARK TRAIL RUN

The Lewis & Clark Trail Run is a fall trail run on the beautiful shore of Lake Sakakawea along the trails at Lewis and Clark State Park, east of Williston, North Dakota. It is an inaugural event that we’ve created to offer runners throughout Western North Dakota and surrounding areas a fun and challenging event on trails. We look forward to seeing you all test your grit. Who are we? CLICK HERE.

Runners can choose to run a 5k, 10k, or half marathon. Read below for all of the run information.

REGISTRATION

*PLEASE NOTE: You will need to have a North Dakota State Parks Pass to enter the park. Daily ($5) and yearly ($25) passes are available at the gate (More info HERE).*

RUN IS LIMITED TO 150 RUNNERS TOTAL

5K Fees (Limited to 60 of 5k runners):

  • Men’s 5K: $20 through 8/15; $25 from 8/16 through 9/24; $30 9/25 through 10/7
  • Women’s 5K: $20 through 8/15; $25 from 8/16 through 9/24; $30 9/25 through 10/7
  • Kids ages 10-16 are FREE

10K Fees (Limited to 50 of 10k runners):

  • Men’s 10K: $25 through 8/15; $30 from 8/16 through 9/24; $35 9/25 through 10/7
  • Women’s 10K: $25 through 8/15; $30 from 8/16 through 9/24; $35 9/25 through 10/7

Half Marathon Fees (Limited to 40 of Half Marathon runners):

  • Men’s Half Marathon: $40 through 8/15; $45 from 8/16 through 9/24; $50 9/25 through 10/7
  • Women’s Half Marathon: $40 through 8/15; $45 from 8/16 through 9/24; $50 9/25 through 10/7

Refunds, Transfers & Switches:

Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstance, however may be partially credited to another one of our events. Please contact us about transfers.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

ENTRY GETS YOU

We strive to provide you with a fun and challenging event that gives you a valuable experience.

As part of that experience, you will get the following with your entry:

  • Grit Events drawstring backpack
  • Lewis & Clark Trail Run commemorative pint glass – These is handmade by me, Ben, the race director
  • Well-marked course and stocked aid station
  • All runners will be timed
  • Awards:
    • 1st/2nd/3rd – Overall Male and Female
    • 1st/2nd/3rd – (Age 39 & Under) Male and Female
    • 1st/2nd/3rd – (Age 40 & Over) Male and Female
    • 1st/2nd/3rd – (Age 50 & Over) Male and Female

FINISHERS

Finishers of all of the runs will get a custom (made by the race director, Ben) finisher award. Thanks for taking on our event.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday

5:00-8:00pm: Runner check-in/Packet pick-up at Race HQ at Lewis & Clark State Park


Saturday

6:30am-9:00am: Runner Check In

9:00am: Half Marathon Start

9:15am: 10k Start

9:30am: 5k Start

10:15am: 5k Awards

10:30am: 10k Awards

11:30am: Half Marathon Awards

12:30pm: Everyone must be off the course

Times are subject to change

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

5K Course:

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Aid Stations: There are no aid stations. There will be one unmanned table with water available out somewhere mid-course.
  • Course/Trail material: The trail is primarily cut grass and dirt. It is all very easy to follow (if you’re running in tall grass, you’re in the wrong spot.) See the videos and pictures below for a great idea of what to expect.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL 5K DETAILS


10K Course:

The 10k and half marathon follow the same route. The 10k does 1 lap and the half marathon does 2 laps. The route is nearly all trail. There is a short stretch of road that connects the north and south sections of trail.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Aid Stations: There will be 1 aid station on course at approximately halfway through your run. As you pass through near where you started, there will be an aid station set up. There may be some of following items available (but not all): water, soft drinks, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potato chips, pretzels, cookies, candy, fruit, and other miscellaneous hot and cold food and coffee.  Please note that we can’t guarantee that we will have all the items at all times. If you have special dietary requirements, please carry your supplies. There will also be an unmanned water station out on course for 5k runners that you are welcome to use.
  • Course/Trail material: The trail is primarily cut grass and dirt. It is all very easy to follow (if you’re running in tall grass, you’re in the wrong spot.) See the videos and pictures below for a great idea of what to expect.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL 10K DETAILS


Half Marathon Course:

The half marathon follows the same route as the 10k, but does 2 laps of the route. The route is nearly all trail. There is a short stretch of road that connects the north and south sections of trail.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Aid Stations: There will be 1 main aid station that you will pass 3 times on course at approximately halfway through each lap (at about 3 miles, 6 miles, and 9 miles in – distances are approximate). As you pass through near where you started, there will be an aid station set up. The exact location is subject to change, but will be near those distances. There may be some of following items available (but not all): water, soft drinks, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potato chips, pretzels, cookies, candy, fruit, and other miscellaneous hot and cold food and coffee.  Please note that we can’t guarantee that we will have all the items aid station at all times. If you have special dietary requirements, please carry your supplies. There will also be an unmanned water station out on course for 5k runners that you are welcome to use.
  • Course/Trail material: The trail is primarily cut grass and dirt. It is all very easy to follow (if you’re running in tall grass, you’re in the wrong spot.) See the videos and pictures below for a great idea of what to expect.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL HALF MARATHON DETAILS

 Courses are subject to change

VENUE

LOCATION

Google Maps Link to Venue (https://goo.gl/maps/9arMP12kArw)

You can find all information about Lewis and Clark State Park here:  http://www.parkrec.nd.gov/parks/lcsp/lcsp.html

Lewis and Clark contact details:

4904 119th Road NW
Epping, ND 58843
Phone: 701.859.3071
E-mail: lcsp@nd.gov

Distance to Lewis and Clark State Park from:

  • Williston, ND – 20 miles

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  • Billings, MT – 335 miles
  • Bismarck, ND – 205 miles
  • Bozeman, MT – 475 miles
  • Dickinson, ND – 150 miles
  • Fargo, ND – 375 miles
  • Glendive, MT – 120 miles
  • Grand Forks, ND – 320 miles
  • Jamestown, ND – 275 miles
  • Mandan, ND – 200 miles
  • Minneapolis, MN – 600 miles
  • Minot, ND – 110 miles
  • Rapid City, SD – 350 miles
  • Regina, SK – 205 miles
  • Sidney, MT – 65 miles
  • Sioux Falls, SD – 610 miles
  • Spearfish, SD – 320 miles
  • Watford City, ND – 67 miles

WEATHER

The average high for the area on October 7th is 61 degrees and the average low is 33. It is very open in spots, so you can likely expect some wind later in the morning.

In the case of extreme weather, we will do what we can in the case of rain, storms, and other circumstances. However, please note that we have to abide by basic trail etiquette and the rules of the park. The last resort is to cancel the event. We will alter courses if necessary and try to do everything we can to hold the event in the case of inclement weather. In the case of cancellation, we will offer runners a discount for future events.

LEWIS AND CLARK STATE PARK PICTURES

COURSE PREVIEWS

Below is a series of videos that I took from the course to give you an idea of what you can expect from the trail run. I would encourage you to watch through each of them to see what you’re in for! See you there!

RESULTS

2017 RESULTS:

Half Marathon
10k
5k

If you have any questions about the results, send an email to info@gritevents.com

Each finisher of every distance will receive a finisher award. Awards will be given for the following:

  • 1st/2nd/3rd – (Age 39 & Under) Male and Female
  • 1st/2nd/3rd – (Age 40 & Over) Male and Female
  • 1st/2nd/3rd – (Age 50 & Over) Male and Female

PICTURES/MEDIA

2017 Race Pictures from our April Frontier Trail Run at the same location

If you have any pictures that you would like to share here, please let me know by sending an email to info@gritevents.com and I’ll post. Thanks!

RULES

It’s important that you use common sense, follow the rules, and be nice to ensure everyone’s enjoyment, safety, and overall experience. If you break the rules or do any other shenanigans, we have the final decision in dq’ing you. If you see someone being “one of those people,” you can find someone involved with the race and we will handle. Thanks for being nice.

  • BE NICE
  • NO LITTERING. This applies to on course, in the parking lot, and everywhere. Please pick up any garbage you see, no matter how small it is.
  • Runners must race under their own name/registration. Runners who bandit the race by running under someone else’s name and registration will not only be disqualified, but you will also never be allowed to race any of our races ever again. We’re serious.
  • If you drop out of the race, you must notify a race official and/or timing.
  • Racers cannot stash support including nutrition, equipment, or any other gear or items on course prior to the race. We are providing an aid station.
  • Headphones are allowed but we discourage the use of them. We won’t tell you not to wear them, but your full awareness of your surroundings and your ability to communicate with everyone is important for everyone’s safety.
  • Strollers, dogs, bikes, and other non-running items are not allowed.
  • Racers cannot receive outside support on course during the race, except in the pit area (parking lot) for marathoners.
  • Racers must let faster runners pass when it’s safe for them to do so.
  • All runners (5k, 10k, Half) must be done and off the course by 12pm. The course will be swept at 12pm and anyone left on course will be ushered off.
  • Pacers are not allowed.
  • Racers must stay on course. Cutting the course is not permitted and really lame.
  • Be nice.

EXTRA INFORMATION/FAQs

EMERGENCY

For emergencies: DIAL 911

Williston:

CHI St. Alexius Health – 1301 15th Avenue West, Williston, ND 58801, (701) 774-7400

Trinity Health – 1321 West Dakota Parkway, Williston, ND 58801, (701) 572-7711

AIRPORTS

Williston – Sloulin Field International Airport (ISN) – 20 miles from venue, 421 Airport Rd, Williston, ND 58801

Minot International Airport (MOT) – 110 miles from venue, 25 Airport Rd, Minot, ND 58703

Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS) – 220 miles from venue, 2301 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58502

Fargo – Hector International Airport (FAR) – 370 miles from venue, 2801 32nd Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102

LODGING

Hotels in Williston – Go HERE

Camping – Lewis and Clark State Park has camping available.

OTHER RESOURCES

Williston Run Club 

VisitWilliston.com

Williston Chamber of Commerce

LOST & FOUND

Any lost items found after the race will be donated. Please check before you leave the venue.

IF YOU DNF

If you need to stop the race for any reason, you need to notify timing. If you quit and leave the course without notifying the race, we will not let you attend again. We take the safety of everyone very seriously and don’t want to leave anyone out on course in bad shape.