Jigger Johnson 50M/100K

August 27th, 2022

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The course: Starts off with a a fun, 2400 ft climb in 2.4 miles up South Moat and you will traverse the ridge until you get to the Attitash Trail on the bottom of North Moat. From here you’ll head towards Bear Notch going over Big Attitash and Table mountain.  You’ll then get to rest your legs on a nice road decent down Bear Notch Rd, through Bartlett center and to the Mt Tremont trailhead. From here, you’ll go up and over Mt Tremont and continuing down on Brunel Trail till you get to Rob Brook Rd. You’ll follow this until you get to Sawyer Pond trail, You’ll follow this all the way to Sawyer river trail.  This is where the 100k will do an out and back on Mt Carrigain and then the course continues to go through Hancock Notch Trail to the hairpin turn on the Kanc.  From here, you’ll get to go on a very short section of road to get your climbing legs back and then up and over the Osceolas to Tripoli Rd.  Again, you’ll get to stretch the legs for a mile before the last big climb of the course going up Mt Tecumseh.  After descending, you’ll run to the town square at Waterville Valley on trails.

Start Time: The race starts at 7am from the South Moat Trailhead

Bust Departure: The bus leaves Waterville Valley at 5am

Bib Pickup: We will have BIB pickup Friday night where you cannot get your BIB number unless you attend the mandatory safety meeting.  There is not BIB pickup on Saturday morning-no exceptions. If you do not come to the meeting you will not be allowed to race. We will be doing a second gear check Saturday morning. The meeting time and place will be in the Waterville Valley area and will be shared in your pre race email.

 

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.

 

WE ARE GOING TO ADJUST THESE TIMES.  BOTH RACES NOW HAVE 30 HOURS TO FINISH THE RACES!

 

Crew: If your crew can volunteer at each aid station until you arrive you can have crew.  The concern with our permit is parking so if you are part of the volunteer crew we can work with you to help you give your runner support.  We are in desperate need for volunteers.

Pacers:  ALL PACERS MUST CARRY THE REQUIRED GEAR WHICH IS THE SAME AS THE RUNNER AND THEY MUST HAVE A GEAR CHECK BEFORE PACING. 

You can have pacers from Sawyer River Road to the finish.  You will not be allowed to leave cars so you will need to make arrangements to have your pacer dropped off. NO MULING ALLOWED

Drop Bags: Sawyer River Road (Livermore City)

Mountain weather is subject to extreme changes and a large portion of the course over the mountain is fully exposed to the elements. Be responsible.  You will be DISQUALIFIED if you do not carry the mandatory gear listed below.

Gear list:

  • Minimum of 2 liters of water from the start and encouraged to take
    more at the aid stations
  • Water filter (ie Katahdin BeFree)
  • A minimum of 1000 calories
  • Trail map with course marked on it (this will be provided)
  • Emergency blanket
  • GPX file uploaded into GPS, Watch or Phone
  • Extra battery pack to charge phone/watch, etc
  • Cell Phone or other communication device to call for help
  • Headlight plus extra batteries.  Two headlamps if they are the rechargeable kind
  • Light Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Warm Hat
  • Compass or GPS (most watches and phones have a compass)
  • Neon safety vest with large reflective areas (for roads)
  • First Aid Kit (bandaids, ointment, etc.)

Possible additions to required gear (we may adjust based on weather forecast):

  • puffy jacket
  • hand warmers
  • winter hat and gloves
  • extra layers (tights and long sleeve)
  • buff

 

If you do not have the required gear you will not race.  This is a very serious undertaking and we don’t want you lost or dead.  There are ZERO exceptions for any of this.

 

We have reserved camping for this race and would recommend staying there

 

Photos

Jeff Sinon is our official race photographer

Withdrawls

  • We are sorry but we cannot provide transfers, deferrals or add people once registration is closed.  There are no refunds given or deferrals given at any time so please be mindful of the rules when registering.

Etiquette

 

  • Being able to host a race of this caliper is special and requires runners to be respectful towards the USFS, other trail users, wildlife, nature, volunteers, etc.
  • We will not tolerate littering or being mean to other trail users or volunteers.  If caught being a poor trail steward or being rude to anyone (other runners, volunteers, trail users) you will be disqualified and banned from all White Mountain Endurance.
  • We strongly believe in Leave No Trace Ethics and being kind to others.

 

We are sorry but we cannot provide transfers, deferrals or add people once registration is closed. There are no refunds given or deferrals given at any time for any reason so please be mindful of the rules when registering.  By registering for this event you agree to these terms.  When a runner cannot attend we will donate the proceeds of your entry to the organization we donate to at the race you signed up for.  Do not ask for a refund or deferral because you will not receive one.