Flintstrike 40 miles
The FD Flintstrike 40 is a 40 mile race that takes place on the last day of the 200M race. This race starts on Saturday morning (8am) and ends on Sunday morning (8am) giving 24 hours to complete 40 miles. This course involves 2x full traverses of the Duncan Ridge (1 lap). If the 200M and 100M races are too big for you, then this is the race to choose to get a taste of the Fierce Dragon.
RACE INFO & REQUIREMENTS
WAKING the Dragon OVER 40 miles
? What’s Going On At FLINTSTRIKE ?
The race takes place on the last day of FD. Check-in for the event is Friday evening 4 to 8pm. The event will start on Saturday at 8am. The event will finish on Sunday at 8am. Race flags will mark the start/finish area in the vicinity of Campground Area 1 on the main road. Everyone must check-in before the race at 7:45am at the start/finish area. Period. No exceptions.
No early start option. Everyone will be done within 24 hours.
The support location are Vogel State Park, Bryant Gap, Skeenah Gap, and TBD at Calf Stomp Gap and Fish Gap. Support at Vogel will be at the main dining tent that will have hot food and drinks. This may involve serving yourself. Support at the other 2 (+2) aid points will be provided by hardy volunteers who like seeing people suffer. The support points are roughly 5 miles apart; plus or minus a mile or so. Support at Skeenah Gap and Bryant Gap will be in heated tents, tho, no sleeping arrangements will be provided. Support at Fish Gap and Calf Stomp Gap will be very limited. All support locations will have 2x porta-potties, except for Vogel that has regular restrooms.
Minimum progress is set by the cutoff at Skeenah Gap
Participants are allow to use crew. Crew vehicles are limited to one vehicle per runner to limit congestion on the Forest Service roads. Crew are allow to meet their runners at Vogel State Park, Bryant Gap, Mulky Gap, and Skeenah Gap. Crew vehicles traveling to Vogel or Skeenah Gap do not require placards indicating a crew vehicle. However, crews intending to travel to Bryant Gap or Mulky Gap must obtain a crew placard. Crew vehicles will be inspected to verify adequacy in terms of ground clearance and size. Large crew vehicles (RVs, dual wheeled trucks) will restricted because the road is narrow; and rough and steep in places.
Pacers are optional for the return traverse from Skeenah Gap to Vogel. The 40 mile race is a 'Fun Run' that is intended for runners who wish to have a taste of the Dragon Spine but are not yet ready for the 100M or 200M. In this regard, new runners to the DRT are often surprised by the demands of the trail and how long a single traverse will take. Any 40M runner that leaves Skeenah Gap (turnaround) after 5:30 PM must have a safety pacer, or will be cut off at Skeenah Gap.
No staking-out for the 40M race.
The 40M cutoffs below are stated in terms of the final cutoff (FC). The final cutoff is 8am Sunday morning + any Clock Stop time. The final cutoff is not negotiable.
22.5 mi Skeenah Gap Saturday FC – 13 hrs (7:00 PM)
32 mi Bryant Gap Sunday FC – 6 hrs (2:00 AM)
40 mi Vogel State Park Sunday FC (8 AM + Clock Stop)