100 Mile & 100K are serious events … that we take seriously, man: RF Events is known for fun themes and wild events but behind the fun and hype, expect a safe, well run race. You work hard to get to the starting line and we understand your commitment and want you to know our commitment to you is just as serious. Thank you for putting your faith in our event; you are one far out groovy freak!
START TIME for 100 Mile and 100K, 4 PM Friday, Hell Creek Ranch, Pinckney, MI!
100M/100K PRE-RACE MEETING — Friday, 3PM at the stage
100k & 100 mile finishers get a cool peace sign finisher’s medal, 100 milers also get a freakin’ belt buckle! Far out awards for winners and 5 deep in 5 year age groups! Run Woodstock online finish certificates rock!
- Hippie poster map
- Pinkney State Park map (includes support drive route)
- Elevation Profile (one loop)
- Detailed Map of 16.6 mile loop, North Section
- Detailed Map of 16.6 mile loop, South Section
Date/Time — Race, Registration: The Hallucination 100 Mile & Happening 100K events will start on Friday at 4:00 pm, EST. Yikes! Race registration and packet pickup will begin at noon on Friday at Hell Creek Ranch,
Qualifying: There are no formal qualifications for this event except good judgment as to your fitness for such an event. The cut off times will be strictly enforced.
Time Limit: There will be a 30-hour time limit for the 100 Mile & 100K distances.
Mandatory Event Switching: 100 Mile racers not on pace to finish within the time limit will be switched to 100K after 4 laps (66.67 miles). So you’ve got to finish the 4 laps in 20 hours to continue… If you (have to) switch, you will not be eligible for any awards but will be listed in the race results and receive a medal for the 100K distance.
Completed 67 miles (4 loops): scored as 100K finisher; time recorded as of 4th loop completion.
No drop down option.
Voluntary Event Switching: You can voluntarily choose to drop at the Start/Finish area and be scored as described above.
Course: The course is repeat 16.6-mile loops comprising mostly of single track trail, a couple of miles of gravel road, and the remainder on a mixture of horse trail and rail trail. Besides the stretch on gravel, you’ll cross paved roads 2 times each loop; there will be no traffic control and your safety will be your responsibility. 100 Mile does 6 loops, 100K does 4 of the 16.6 mile loop (with shortcuts). Total elevation gain (per loop) is 1301′.
Awards: 100 miles gets you a belt buckle and peace sign medal, 100K get you a peace sign medal. Also a very nice certificate of completion to all, available online after the race.
Groovy first place overall awards for men and women in all events and 5 deep in 5 year age groups!
Aid Stations: Aid will be at three manned aid stations (one you will hit twice) for each 16.6-mile loop….so if yer countin’, you’ll encounter aid roughly every 4 miles. We’ll serve everything under the sun (and moon!). Soups, sandwiches …. The list is long, click here.
Crews/Handlers: Crews are welcome but are not necessary due to the multiple loops and many runners to hook up with. Access to the runners is at the aid stations only. (Please don’t drive on Kelly Road south of the Grace Aid Station; you’ll interfere with the runners.) Crew members are allowed on the course to pace their runner anytime after the 2nd loop. Pacers must wear a “Pacer/Runner Number” bib and must check in and out at the main aid station at Hell Creek Ranch. You will be given your pacer bib at that time. Crew members may not use bikes on the course at any time. Crew vehicles are asked not to drive in and out of campground during the event for the safety of the runners and campers. Please park across the road and walk in when coming and going. Camper cars that are not moving during the event can be parked at camp site. More pacer info HERE!
Drop Bags: Drop bags will be at the Start/Finish area and at Richie’s Haven so you’ll have access to your bags about every 8 miles. The drop area at the Start/Finish is under a large tented area to keep them dry. Also at the Start/Finish you’ll be able to place your own drop bag and anything you want access to; your stuff will be where you put it! We’ll have chairs set up for changing footwear or just to collapse in. Richie’s Haven drop bags will be brought back to the start/finish semi regularly (about every 4 hours or so) so we suggest you only put items in that bag that you don’t need back at the start/finish…and that you may or may not want to retrieve after the race.
100 Mile and 100K parking/rest tents:
All 100 Mile and 100K runners whose cars will not be moving during the duration of their run will have the option to park a car near the course in the campground, there will be room to pitch a small rest tent etc. You will need to select the “with car” option when you register. Please be advised these spots will sellout. If the car is to be used by a crew/handlers during the race, it can’t be parked in the campground. We do encourage inviting friends to camp and cheer you on, just park any cars that will be following you around across the road. Thanks!
Camping: Campsites for friends and crew can be reserved online, see camping link on home page.
Motel listing, location, and phone numbers are shown on the general information page. The park is about an hour drive from Detroit Metro Airport. Renting a car is your best bet to get around.
Sunrise/set: Sunrise – 7:07 AM — Sunset – 7:59 PM (Plus a half hour of civil twilight before and after those times.) (100M/100K will have about 4 hours after the start to see the whole 16.6 mile loop before it gets totally dark.) (The US Navy helps us with this, far out! )
Medical Checks: There will be no medical checks before, after, or during the race. Each entrant is responsible for knowing his or her own physical limitations. We encourage each entrant to get a complete physical before participating in this race. The Red Cross will be available at the Start/Finish area. If in the opinion of the race director or aid station captains, your physical or mental condition deteriorates to the point of endangering your safety, you will be withdrawn from the race.
For some training tips for running your first 100 mile run, check out this link! We are grateful to the organizers of the Umstead 100 for sharing this info with us!
For more training tips, we invite you to visit this site. Our thanks to Keith Godden for this one!
The Hallucination 100 Mile Run is proud to be the last stop in the Midwest Grand Slam of running! The 2014 MIDWEST SLAM was a righteous success with 10 of the Slam runners doing our Hallucination 100. The series consisted of the Kettle Moraine, Mohican, Burning River and Hallucination 100 mile runs. Thanks to Dale Holdaway for organizing this series and for bringing it back every year! To find out how you can become a Midwest Grand Slammer or better yet a “Super Slammer” go to midwestslam.com for more information on this prestigious accomplishment!
The 2017 Woodstock Festival Hallucination 100 has been selected as a qualifying race for the 2018 Western States 100. Runners who complete the race within the 30 hour time limit will qualify to enter a lottery where the field for Western States will be selected.
The qualifying period for the 2018 Western States will be from November 7, 2016 through November 5, 2017. The lottery will be held on December 2, 2017 and the race itself will be run on June 23, 2018.