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BLACK RIVER RUN - 2017
The 6th BLACK RIVER RUN will take place on September 16-17, 2017 in Västerås, Sweden. The race is on a varied 10-mile loop on the northern edge of Västerås.
Beside our classic 100, 50 and 20 miles races there will also be the Black River Run Marathon.
100 miles (161 km)
50 miles (80,5 km)
20 miles (32,2 km)
Marathon (42.195 m)
Men and Women for each distance.
START and FINISH
The start and finish are in the same place, beside the club house of Västerås SOK. Sauna and showers are available in the club house.
For the Marathon there will be a transport arranged from the club house to the starting point out on the trail. To reach 42.195 m at the finish line a little bit more then 2,5 laps shall be completed for the Marthon.
The course is varied, with each lap being 10 miles (16.1 km). Conditions vary from technical paths, trails and forest roads to some asphalt bicycle paths. A Swedish course description with plenty of pictures can be found here: banbeskrivningen.
09:30 - 20 miles
10:00 - 50 and 100 miles
13:00 - Marathon (transport from the club house at 12.15)
The cut-off time for the miles distances is 30 hours, the Marthon has a 6-hour cut-off.
It is dark between 19.00 and 06.00 and a headlamp is required
There is some space for tents next to the clubhouse and there is limited floor space inside the clubhouse. Please bring your own mattress. The Good Morning hotel is less than 1 km from the start/finish area.
We provide a varied selection of cold snacks for runners (the usual ultra food), and hot food will be available at specific times during the night.
Runners are offered locally made sausages from the barbecue after finishing.
Coffee and limited refreshments will be on sale to supporters and spectators. There is also a small restaurant next to the clubhouse that serves pizzas, hamburgers and excellent Lebanese food.
Registration is open. Please use the form by this link to enter. Your entry is not finalised until we have received the correct payment.
The maximum total number of permitted entries is 200, we will start a waiting list once places are full.
Don’t wait to enter, as this year we expect the race to have more than the maximum number of entries.
100 miles: SEK 700
50 miles: SEK 600
20 miles: SEK 500
Marathon: SEK 600
Payments by credit card during registration process.
Entries close on 31 July 2017.
If places are available, late entries can be made but will cost an extra SEK 200.
Note: Last entry day is this year changed to July 31 !!
BELT BUCKLES and MEDALS
Everyone who completes 100 miles in less than 24 hours will receive a belt buckle.
All finishers will receive a medal at the finish, but it is possible to decline a medal and instead donate money to charity. If you would like us to donate SEK 20 to Medecins Sans Frontieres on your behalf, rather than receiving a medal, please indicate this on the entry form. (This does not affect whether or not you would receive a belt buckle).
WELCOME to an autumn challenge in Västerås!