Race Date: February 18, 2017
Distance: 50 Mile, 50 Kilometer, 20 Miles, 10 Miles all distances are approximate using a 10 mile loop.
Race chip pickup: starts 1 hour before the race begins.
Start Time: 7:00 for 50M
Start Time: 8:00 for 50K
Start Time: 9:00 for 20 Mile
Start Time: 10:00 for 10 Mile
Cutoff: there will be a 7:00pm cutoff on all races.
ALL RUNNERS must leave on their last 10 Mile loop by 4:30pm
START LOCATION - At Summit Field picnic area. The closest parking lot in the Park is at the dog park off Crest Drive. The address to plug into a gps is: 2 Bear Lane, Maplewood NJ 07040
50 Mile - $85- $95 after Nov 30, and $105 after Jan 1
50 KM - $75- $85 after Nov 30, and $95 after Jan 1
20 Mile - $45- $55 after Nov 30, and $65 after Jan 1
10 Mile - $35- $45 after Nov 30, and $55 after Jan 1
Price includes SWAG, awards for top 3 M/F, aid stations, accurate time and a great course.
prices increase $10 on November 30 and another $10 on January 1. Register early for the best price.
If the race does not sell out there will be race day registration. Race day fees will be $115 for 50M, $105 for 50K, $75 for 20M, and $65 for 10M.
Bag drop: There will be room at the Start Finish area for you to place a bag. It will not be in a secure or weather proof area. Someone will be close by to the bags all day (Jennifer or Rick).
What is a Febapple? I have no idea. I like the course for the Mayapple 50K and 100K that is run in May and wanted to use the same course in the winter. I thought February was a good time to use the trail and thus called the event the Febapple Frozen Fifty.
Trail Loop - 10 miles:
The course will follow almost identically the Eastern Portion of the Mayapple 50K course. You will go through Summit Field twice every loop as well as Turtle Back Parking area. This small redesign allows us to offer more aid after a shorter distance. We found that this was needed in the colder climates of the Febapple versus the Mayapple.
We will use survey tape, flour and landscape paint.
Trail Surface and Terrain
In short, this course has a little bit of everything:
- Long stretches of double-wide woods road
- Meandering single-wide trail
- A short half-mile stretch of pavement
- Miles of soft dirt interlaced with ankle twisting rocks. If there is rain leading up to the day of the race or during the race, it will be almost impossible to avoid certain patches of mud.
- Good combination of level patches, rolling hills, moderate climbs, and a few very steep ascents and descents
- There have been long stretches of ice in years of cold weather