Monday, December 19, 2005

Inaugural Orange Curtain Ultra Runs - 50 & 100K, 2/18/2006

Originally posted to the Dartmouth Ultra List - 12/17/05
Lorraine Gersitz, USATF MUT Running Council Member
Reprinted with permission

New 100K Offers Opportunity to Qualify for 2006 USA 100K Team


Mark February 18, 2006 on your ultra-running calendars and take on a new challenge at the Orange Curtain Ultra Runs. These 50K and 100K road races are newly added to the Southern California Ultra Runners Grand Prix Series.

The course is a fast and flat 10 kilometer out and back (repeated 10 times for the 100K) along a 5 kilometer segment of the asphalt and dirt bike path on the east side of the San Gabriel River in Long Beach, California. For a complete description of the course, visit the rae website at

This event is scheduled prior to the deadline for qualification for the USA 100K national team that will compete at the World Cup 100K in Korea on October 8, 2006. This is an excellent opportunity for athletes attempting to run a qualifying time for the USA 100K team. See the following for more information on qualifying for the USA team:

Start Time: 6:30am (both races); 5:00am early start for 60 and over (100K only)

Start/Finish: El Dorado Park, Long Beach, CA

Time Limit: 11:00 cutoff (12:30 for early starters)

Aid: The single aid station is located just north of Spring Street at the middle of the 5 kilometer segment. This allows the runner to pass the aid station every 5 kilometers. In addition, water bottles will be available at the northern and southern ends of the race course. This should allow runners to run without carrying water bottles in all but the hottest conditions.

For more information:

Jay Anderson, RD
6237 Marian Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 225-9349

--Constance Karras

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