Welcome to Q50 Races Trails Extravaganza February 4th, 2023! Our race format contains 3 separate start times, which has been approved by Louisiana State Parks. We encourage you to continue to follow common sense hygiene and to take personal responsibility for your own health & safety concerns. As always, IF YOU DON’T FEEL WELL, DON’T COME.
Please read the race instructions below.
Race Site: Bogue Chitto State Park (Franklinton, LA), Meeting Room (follow Park Signs). $3/person Park Entrance Fee
Deadline to switch mileage up or down: Tuesday, February 1st at Midnight. NO mileage switching on Race Day.
Race Times & Registrations:
– 52 & 39 Miles
5:00am-5:45am – Registration
6:00am – Race Starts
-26 & 13 Miles
6:am-7:45am – Registration
7:45am – Course Instructions
8:00am – Race Starts
-10 & 5 Miles
8:00am-9:45am – Registration
10:00am – Race Starts
-Ultra cut off time: 14hrs or 8pm. Cut off times are calculated at the Finish Line before you start your last loop.
-If you get lost, cut the course, or do the wrong course: NO place award.
-Please bring your own hydration container, as our races have a minimum paper policy.
-2 Food Stations:
52, 39, 26, & 13 milers: at “ish” miles 7.3, 10.76, & 13.1 (finish)
10 milers: at “ish” miles 6.4 & 7.86
Please bring your own food if you have particular nutrition needs. A Finisher Meal will also be provided for race participants.
Ultras can leave a drop off bag at the meeting room or at the station.
If you register within the two weeks before the event we Can’t guarantee a swag or a medal.
The course is single track, dirt, gravel. You might encounter MTB on the course, so be careful.
You will get a swag (t-shirt, finisher medal, and a meal after the event.
Remember, we have 3 different courses so bring lots of love and you will meet awesome people. FYI this is a TRAIL EVENT.
You have until November 30th to change distances!
We are doing our best to provide a safe and fun environment for you to MOVE in a positive and challenging way. Please, let’s continue to extend mutual respect to one another.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and as always, we thank you for your support. Happy Trails!
Cesar Torres, Q50 Races Director
Rules and regulations:
Requirements: A whistle, a camelback/hydration belt/water bottle.
– NO DOGS, NO PACERS, NO BABY STROLLERS, NO BICYCLES, NO EARPHONES, etc. ALLOWED on the COURSE!
– This event is “Bring Your Own Bottle”. In our efforts to keep our races and the park green, we will not have cups at the water stations. This reduces the amount of trash and therefore, our impact on the park. Water will be provided for filling up your bottles, camelbacks, and other containers at the water stations on the course. Drink water to stay hydrated.
You will run in areas where nature will offer all its beauty, please DO NOT leave any trace behind you. Every runner must carry out their trash (granola bar wraps, gel packs, paper, etc) and deposit it in the proper places at the finish line, since this race does not have aid stations throughout the course. It is very important to Q50 Races to preserve the environment where our events take place.
Runners not respecting this rule will be disqualified.
It is completely forbidden to extract and/or collect any kind of flora or fauna, rocks, etc. anywhere on or around the course. Enjoy and respect nature! TAKE CARE OF IT!
For safety reasons, companions, friends or family will only be able to assist runners at the start/finish line.
For safety reasons, no vehicles will be permitted to accompany any runner at any time during the race.
Cut off times are not negotiable.
The numbers given to the runner prior to the race, must be at a visible place on the front of the runner at all times during the course.
For logistic and safety reasons, companions, family and friends will only be permitted in assigned areas noted by Q50.
Q50 will be coming and going all around the course during the event. They will be properly identified. In case of emergency, runners should inform one of these Q50 people.
Q50 reserve the right to take out of the race any runner that is considered not to be physically capable of finishing the race (medical opinion will be requested for this to happen).
A Q50 representative should be informed immediately by any runner dropped4