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29th Annual Ultimate Runner

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Two Decades Plus 9 of Blood, Sweat & Beers

Saturday June 27th, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

Hanes Park Track - Winston-Salem, NC

Registration opens April 1st, 2015.

Pictures from the 27th Ultimate Runner are available here.

Runners of all ages and abilities are invited and encouraged to escape the ho-hum of ordinary road races. Five events in one night, four on the track and a 5K cross country. You must complete all five events to get a finishing score and receive the coveted Ultimate Runner t-shirt.

Field limited to the first 108 runners. Registration opens April 1st and closes June 20th, 2015 or when the field limit is reached, whichever comes first. All runners are seeded in heats by their best mile time in the last year. IMPORTANT: If you have questions about your registration, need to drop out, or wish to change your seed time send an email to Sandy Wetherhold

FANTASTIC FINISHERS AWARD: Each entrant who finishes all five events will receive a shirt specially designed for the 29th Ultimate Runner. Those that don't will have their shirts burned in the post-race ceremony and deposited on the track before the 30th Ultimate. Results will be posted on-line.

SPECIALLY DESIGNED Porcelain Mugs will be presented as follows: Males, top 15 Overall. First finisher in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 & over. Females, top five Overall and first in the 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 & over age groups. First male and female will receive $50 gift certificates from Omega Sports. $10 Omega Sports gift certificates to male and female winners of each event. All competitors will be scored by place finish in each event with low point total winning. You must complete all five events to score.  Tie-breaker: Only to determine award winners, ties in total points are broken as follows: (1) a tie between two runners -- the higher place goes to the runner who bested the other runner in three events; (2) a tie between more than two runners -- the places are decided by 800m times, except that the places of the final two runners are decided by rule (1) for a tie between two runners.

PARTY AND AWARDS CEREMONY This is the real fun part. Plan to attend and spend the evening. Subs, sides, beer and soft drinks at Bob's Big Gas Subs & Pub, a short walk from the park at 901 Reynolda Rd. All entrants and volunteers are invited. Guests are also welcome for a nominal $10 charge for adults, $5 for children. Each finisher of all 5 events will be recognized individually and presented with the coveted Ultimate Runner T-shirt. As dictated by tradition, all unearned T-shirts will be burned in the parking lot following the Awards Ceremony.

VERY IMPORTANT Runner Check-In: All runners must check in at the Hanes Park Track by 4:00 p.m. to receive their number. Unclaimed bibs will be discarded after 4:00 to expedite scoring, so be prompt. Check-In begins at 3:00 p.m. First event at 4:30 p.m. sharp. Seeding information is available on-line. Runners will receive several emails in advance of the event confirming their information and seed time, seeding changes are available up until the Sunday before the event. It is important that participants look for these confirmation emails and notify us of changes. Make sure mail from twincitytc.org or active.com is not screened by spam filters. Seeding and registration questions are handled ONLY by sending an email to Sandy Wetherhold.

RACE DAY LOGISTICS: The time between events varies depending on the event and what heat you're in. Start to finish it lasts about 3 1/2 hours. We do 8 heats for each event (except for 100 and the 5K). There are 2-3 minutes between each heat.

There are 8-16 people in each heat, fewer in the faster heats, more in the slower heats. The exact number varies from year to year depending on the seed times of those that register. We try to group people so everyone has someone to compete against. The same people will be in each heat of the Mile, 400, and 800. The 100 is run in groups of 6. The 5K is run all at once.

No starting blocks, of any type, are allowed in any of the events. Runners may wear spiked shoes in any of the events, but the spikes may not exceed 1/4”.

Any runner who fails to check-in to their assigned heat on time will be disqualified.

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Entries must be received by June 20th, no exceptions. The field is limited to 108 entrants and often closes by the first week in June, so register early to avoid disappointment. Registration opens April 1st. Entry fee is $50, $55 after June 1st. TCTC members pay $35, $40 after June 1st. Add $10 for every adult guest and $5 for every child you plan to bring to the post race party. Entry fees are non-refundable, however if you are wait-listed your check will not be deposited.

LOCATION: Hanes Park is located in the West End area of Winston-Salem. The best parking is in the lot next to the tennis courts across the street from the Central YMCA located at 775 West End Blvd. If you are coming from out of town take the Broad Street Exit off Business 40 and go north. After you cross 6th Street the road will go down hill and curve to the left. Follow the road (now West End Blvd) until you see a large arrowhead. Stay to the left remaining of West End Blvd until you pass the tennis courts. Take a right on to Sunset Drive and another right into the parking area.

INFORMATION

Email Sandy Wetherhold or call at (336) 782-0857 for an application. You can use the race application online, but be sure to include your mile seed time. Make checks payable to Twin City Track Club and mail to Ultimate Runner c/o Twin City Track Club PO Box 692. Winston-Salem, NC 27102. You can also [Active.Com].

RECORDS

MALE OPEN
Mile
4:17.6
1996
Keith Mathis
400
50.5
1993
Keith Mathis
800
1:58.3
1997
Jonathon Russell
100
11.09
2001
Kody S Coverson
5K
15:30.7
2000
Patrick Phillips

FEMALE OPEN
Mile
5:00.6
1997
Blake Russell
400
59.25
2013
Mackenzie Wartenberger
800
2:16.3
1997
Blake Russell
100
12.49
2013
Mackenzie Wartenberger
5K
17:13.0
1997
Blake Russell

MALE MASTERS
Mile
4:48.8
2005
Michael McMahon
400
51.6
2014
Leon Bullard
800
2:13.4
2004
Michael McMahon
100
11.90
2014
Leon Bullard
5K
17:24
2001
John Anderson

FEMALE MASTERS
Mile
5:20.0
2007
Mabe, Joan Nesbit
400
64.1
2007
Mabe, Joan Nesbit
800
2:26.9
2007
Mabe, Joan Nesbit
100
14.94
2001
Pickard, Renee
5K
19:26.9
2007
Mabe, Joan Nesbit

OVERALL WINNERS

Year Male Female
 2014 David Cason  Bobbie Jo Munson
2013 Jonathan Knight Bobbie Jo Munson
2012 Chris Lamperski Bobbie Jo Munson
2011 Michael Rollins Molly Nunn
2010 Jason Jabaut Molly Nunn
2009 Nate Ayers Molly Nunn
2008 Matt Trivette Molly Nunn
2007 Tim Rusterholtz Jocelyn Sikora
2006 Matt Holman Molly Nunn
2005 Matt Holman Julie Smith Cox
2004 Brian Markley Molly Nunn
2003 Brian Markley Jennifer Woods
2002 Bobby Mack Gabriela Chytrova
2001 Kevin Hill Julie Smith Cox
2000 Dan Dachelet Julie Smith Cox
1999 John Thomas Katie Harmuth
1998 James Thomas Julie Smith Cox
1997 Ben Thomas Blake Russell
1996 Keith Mathis Blake Russell
1995 Keith Mathis Robyn Land
1994 Keith Mathis Amy Davis
1993 Keith Mathis Karen Mathewson
1992 Mark Scott Eileen Hogan
1991 Keith Mathis Shala Davis
1990 Keith Mathis Shala Davis
1989 Keith Mathis Debbie Davis
1988 J.D. Laub Chrysaa Nicholas
1987 Ted LeMay Debbie Davis

FULL RESULTS

A complete listing of results by individual going back to 1988 is available here.

2014 Results    2013 Results    2012 Results    2011 Results

2010 Results    2009 Results    2008 Results    2007 Results

2006 Results    2005 Results    2004 Results    2003 Results

2002 Results    2001 Results    2000 Results

1999 Results    1998 Results    1997 Results    1996 Results

1995 Results    1994 Results

  
  

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