Fri March 19 - Sat March 20, 2021 Elizabethtown, NC 28337 US Directions
Events
Individual Event

100K Individual

$60 03/20 7:00AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT Price increases after January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
RELAY TEAM RACE

100K Age Graded Relay

$35 03/20 7:30AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT Price increases after January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
PURCHASE IN BULK

PRE-PURCHASE 100K RELAY TEAM

$340 03/20 7:30AM EDT - 6:00PM EDT Price increases after January 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
FRIDAY EVENING EVENT

Moonshine Relay

$25 03/19 - 03/20 7:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT Registration ends March 12, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
Description

The Mission 100K is a perfect trail race for ultra runners and relay teams.  We offer a 100K Open Race for individuals, 100K Relay (10K per leg), and 10K Relay (2.5K per leg at night).  The Mission 100K will take runner's through the scenic hardwood forest in Brown's Creek Nature Park in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. The event also includes the opportunity for camping and exploring the adjacent winery/distillery.

The Brown name isn't just on the park and the adjacent airport, it's also painted on a massive mural in downtown Elizabethtown, paying homage to Bladen County's living legend, NASA Astronaut Curtis Brown Jr. '"Curt" was born March 11, 1956.  A decorated United States Air Force colonel, Brown spent 57 days in space on six successful space shuttle missions which he piloted or commanded. We pay homage to this living legend, and his pursuit to press the boundaries of the universe, by encouraging you to push your boundaries in a setting that's out of this world.

A five minute walk from the camp and starting line athletes will have access to the Cape Fear Vineyard and Distillery.  Samples and specials await our participants in addition to cottages for those who don't want to camp. Here we will kick off the race and hold the award ceremony.  Athletes and spectators will be able to eat lunch or dinner, and enjoy the amenities of the Cape Fear Vineyard and Distillery.

The race is produced in partnership with Go Time Events and Without Limits. The same duo that brings you our region's most popular trail running events like the Carolina Beach Trail Half Marathon, Southern Tour Ultra, Shakori 40 and the Copperhead Beer Relay

 

Schedule of Events

Friday

1:00pm to 6:00pm – Packet Pickup at Cape Fear Vineyards
1:00pm to 6:00pm – Camping Check In at Packet Pickup  (must have a camping pass to enter camping area due to COVID limitations)
6:00pm - All RVs and Campers must be inside the premises
7:00pm - Moonshine Relay - 4 x 2.5K = 10K (drinking handicapped run)

Saturday

5:00am - On Site Packet Pickup Opens
5:45am - 100K meeting (Mandatory)
6:00am - 100K Race begins
7:15am - Relay Meeting (Mandatory for team captain or first runner)
7:30am - 100K Relay 1st leg runners start (all 1st runners must check in at registration)
5:30pm - Course Sweep – you must be on your last lap by 5:30pm to finish (100k Individual 13:16/ mi avg., Relay 11:32/mi avg)
8:00pm - Awards at Cape Fear Winery
10:00pm - Campers – all music and noise off

Sunday

9:00am - Clear site – please plan to be gone by 9:00am
PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR TRASH

100K Participant Information
  • Starts at 5:45am (Course instructions, mandatory)
  • 6am Start Time
  • 10 x 10k loops - or 5 x 12 mile loops, TBD
  • You must wear your bib at all times during the race. Your bib has your timing chip.
  • You must run through the checkpoint each lap to receive an official time
  • Top 3 males and females will be awarded
  • Everyone will receive a 100K finisher award
  • Aid Stations – At Approximately 3 miles.  This is self serve.  You can leave a bag here.  The 2nd aid station will be your 10k or 20k check point at the event field.
100K Relay Participant Information

HOW DO WE SIGN UP A TEAM?
Signing up a team is easy. The first member of each team will register and create the team name. Each team member thereafter will sign up and JOIN the team. Team members are signing up similar to individuals, except they will be on a team. The reason we do this is there is a specific cost per participant. Each relay participant is also scored as an individual in the 10k results with individual awards. For example if you run the fastest 10k net split in the relay, you will be awarded 1st place. If you are running more than one leg your first leg is counted for overall individual awards.

  • 7:30am Start – 1st runners for each team will line up at the start.
  • All relay team members must run a minimum of 1 x 10K loop.
  • AGE GRADED: All team times will be calculated based on Age and Gender to even the teams out performance wise.  The fastest team may not be the winner.
  • Team captain, or 1 individual from the team, must be responsible to pick up the team packet.  Team bibs, shirts, camping passes, batons, and add on items will be in one bag for one person to pick up. Make sure it's a responsible person.
  • All relay teams members will have their own personal bib associated with their name and age. You must wear your bib and also carry your team’s baton.
  • All relay teams must wear the bib they are issued.  Each person on each team gets 1 bib.  You can run in ANY ORDER you choose, but you must wear your bib and have your baton.
  • Your relay baton is your team's timing chip. You must carry your baton the entire race and hand it off to the next person. Your baton must cross the checkpoint and finish line. If you lose your baton, you are disqualified.
  • Aid Stations – There is one aid station around the half way point with Water, Gatorade, Gels and Bananas. The 2nd Aid Station would be the event camp site.

RELAY RULES
1. There is no specific order your team has to run, however the first person from each team will need to check in your team before the race start.
2. Each team has a baton, you must complete the race with your baton.
3. Each runner's first leg will count toward their overall 10K time.  For example if you are running 2 legs of the relay, legs 1 and 6, your first leg will be the one that counts toward the 10K overall results (even if 6 is faster).
4. Each runner must run with a chipped bib and their team's baton.
5. Handicaps will be added to the team's times throughout the day.  The lower the handicap, the more time off the team will receive at the end.  For example 89 means 89% of the overall time:).
6. Any changes to your team must be submitted prior to the race or your team is subject to DQ.

HANDICAP INFO:
Women + 10% added to the below

10 and under - 10%
11 - 9%
12 - 8%
13 - 7%
14 - 6%
15 - 5%
16-39 - 0%
40 - 1%
41 - 2%
42 - 3%
43 - 4%
44 - 5%
45 - 6%
46 - 7%
47 - 8%
48 - 9%
49 - 10%
50-54 - 14%
55-59 - 18%
60-64 - 21%
65-69 - 26%
70+ - 30%

Moonshine Relay Information

SO WE ARE DRINKING AND RUNNING?

Yup! Have you every run a relay?  Well, that's exactly how it works. Teams of up to four people will be running 2.5k laps each (about a mile and a half), through the woods at Brown's Creek  Before each lap participants will have the option to drink a shot of liquor (provided by Cape Fear Distillery) to get a 1:00 minute deduction of their finish time. Not a drinker? No problem, you get a shot of apple cider vinegar. Again, Run solo, with your best friend, or on a team of three or four people to complete the 10k course. Liquor option only available for those 21 and older.

You will be required to hold a relay baton during your relay leg.

AGE GRADED EVENT

Not only will a beer allow a 1:00 minute time deduction, but we are also implementing age graded results.

Handicap Guide
(Women): 10% (also on top of % listed below for age)
(15 and under) 5%
(40-49) 1% per year
(50-54) 14%
(55-59) 18%
(60-64) 21%
(65-69) 26%
(70+) 30%

Awards and Swag

Moonshine Relay

Top 5 individuals will receive one free entry to any upcoming Without Limits or Go Time Event.
Fastest Team (with liquor handicap) will receive custom awards

100k Individual

Finisher Belt Buckle
Top 3 Overall Males and Females (custom award)

100K Relay

Medals for Top Teams and Gift Certificates for Cape Fear Winery
Top 5 Fastest 10K Split – Men & Women
Top 3 Fastest Masters - (40+) Men and Women

SWAG

The race is bare bones in regards to participant cost. I mean, we are launching a trail race in the middle of a pandemic so we are tracking the orbit of our budget. It makes it tough to accurately predict how many people are comfortable attending as this as we exit the pandemic, and thus it makes it tough to fulfill orders that need to be made months in advance. (Talk about "boldly going where no man has gone before.") So we are offering a limited supply of high quality Without Limit's brand shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at an additional cost during checkout. Next year we will look to adjust pricing so participants can get swag included. 

General Rules and Expectations

Expectations

  • We plan to have a bonfire burning the entire time in the middle of the camping area.
  • Be sure to dress and plan for all weather conditions.
  • We strongly recommend 4 wheel drive vehicles – please plan accordingly.
  • We will offer water, snacks, Gatorade, and some food for sale on a food truck. However, plan to bring and eat your own food.
  • Pet’s must be leashed and people friendly.  No roaming pets.
  • Bring trash bags to clean up after yourself. Take out what you bring into the property. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • There will be portable restrooms, handwashing stations, and trash bins. PLEASE UTILIZE THESE FACILITIES TO AVOID BREAKING EVENT RULES!

Camping

  • All participants are welcome to camp at the race site. There will be a fee per person fee to camp to cover costs such as fire wood, rest room facilities, toiletries, and grounds supervisor.  The fee includes camping both Friday and Saturday night regardless if you are doing 1 or both. Friday night set up is also permitted on the property with a pass. Anyone who shows up Friday must arrive by dusk to set up.
  • Saturday, the gates will open at 5:30am for participant set up. Camping Saturday night is also permitted.
  • All participants must exit the grounds by Sunday morning at 9:00am. All trash and items brought must be collected and taken. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Note: RVs are welcome but there is a $100 fee to bring in an RV and limited space. First come first serve. You can purchase an RV pass during checkout.
  • First come first served for a camping spot. We will have designated areas to set up camp. You can set up Friday night or Saturday morning
  • You can only bring campers and RVs if you have purchased a pass through registration and have reached out to us prior. Otherwise, campers and RVs are prohibited

Things you can do:

  • Bring generators
  • Drink Beer – cans only (no bottles and no kegs)
  • Grill food
  • Pet’s must be leashed and people friendly.  No roaming pets.

Prohibited

  • Bottled Beer or Kegs (canned beer only)
  • Campers and RVs unless purchased a pass
  • No fires on the ground – you can bring a fire pit
  • No fireworks
  • No Littering
  • Quiet time starts at 10:00pm – generators off and music off
  • Please be respectful of space
About the Course

Brown's Creek Nature Park.  Amazing single track, hilly, non-technical terrain. Hardwoods, pines, creeks, and fields.

From MTB Project
"Just off of Hwy 87, Brown's Creek Bike Park and Nature Trail is located in Elizabethtown, NC. Brown's Creek has features that are extraordinary for the region. Just under 13 miles, Brown's Creek is a great flow trail with hills that will make you think you are in the foothills of the mountains when faced with challenging climbs, fast drops, and creek crossings. Annually, Brown's Creek is the host site of many fundraisers and races for mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers that want to test ones skills or to just enjoy what Brown's Creek has to offer."

From Singletracks: "Basically Brown's Creek has everything you're looking for in a  trail... less than a mile away from beautiful downtown Elizabethtown and minutes away from White Lake."

 

COVID-19 Safe Racing Instructions

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Place
195 Vineyard Dr
Elizabethtown, NC US 28337
Charity

BENIFITING CAPE FEAR SORBA

Cape Fear SORBA is a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). It is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers in the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina. This organization is the driving force behind the creation and maintenance of Brown's Creek, Brunswick Nature Park and Blue Clay Bike Park. Cape Fear SORBA has not only provided year round trails for our community, but they have also stewarded a movement to acquire land and assets for the betterment of natural recreation in eastern North Carolina. Please consider making an additional donation to this kick ass cause during checkout.

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