This is not an elementary race. You will need to be comfortable following maps and GPS data which we will provide and you will be required to have uploaded to your watch/phone/GPS. The course will be unmarked. The signage is easy to follow but you will need to pay attention.
Due to the remote and rugged nature of this course you will need to have completed a 50 mile run within the past year or a similar mountain effort. The 50 mile run should be one with significant elevation gain. If you spend your days in the mountains the Pemi Loop, Kilkenny Traverse, ETC are all acceptable. We want you to be familiar with long mountain days.
There will be a vetting process so you will have to provide proof of your run. This is required by the USFS to ensure runners are capable of safely navigating the course.
There will be aid stations but also some long stretches without aid where you should be comfortable filtering water if necessary. If it is a hot day you may need to filter water.
Familiarity with the White Mountains is also helpful but not required to run the race.