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Conquer the Mountain 
50K Ultra Marathon Race
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Half Marathon


Bryce Resort, Basye VA - Saturday, October 15th, 2022

 

Race Description 50K Ultra Marathon

 

Rev3Endurance Conquer the Mountain 50K Ultra Marathon.  We have selected this location because it offers some of the best views in the country during the fall foliage parade of colors.  Mother Nature has blessed us with an awesome location that lets you view the beautiful colors of fall in both Virginia and West Virginia on this course.  This event will challenge intermediate and advanced runners as they conquer the mountains around Bryce Resort.  Runners will run a single loop course which will consist of paved roads, gravel roads and over 15 miles of mountain trails.  This course will not have any major stream crossings.  All racers should be able to keep their feet dry during the race.  The race route will be marked with directional arrows and cones for turns on the course. No navigational skills needed. All runners will finish the event at Bryce Resort.  Each runner will get a map, shirt, six aid station stops and a cold beverage post run. 

Race Description Half Marathon

 

One of the most challenging half marathon in the United States is hosted by Rev3Endurance and Bryce Resort.  This event will challenge even the most experienced runner. This mountain climb half marathon begins with a one mile flat start and then you’ll gradually make a 5.5 mile,1800 ft climb up the Great North Mountain to the Virginia/West Virginia State line with an amazing view. Eighty percent of this course is on a gravel road. After the aid station at the top of the mountain you’ll enjoy a 6.5 mile descent to the finish line. Each runner will get a race shirt, three aid station stops, a medal and a refreshing beverage post run back at the Resort.
 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at check-in at Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance trailer.  Parking will be walking distance from the race HQ in the main parking lot.

Race Director Overview Zoom call - 1 month before the race

 

Race Location - Event Map of Bryce Resort

 

Event Packet Pickup/Pre-Race Brief: Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance trailer next to the main lodge at Bryce Resort.
Event Start/Finish: At the REV3Endurance trailer      
Sponsored by BryceResort and VisitShenandoahCounty   
Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810
 
If you have friends and family along for the event, or if you're looking for something to do or a place to eat while you're in the area, check out the Family Fun link from the Shenandoah County web site or the Bryce Resort web page.


The start and finish area is located at the  Bryce Resort Lodge at the REV3Endurance trailer. All racers should arrive and check in at least one hour before their race and attend the pre-race meeting 30 minutes before the race starts.

Race Distance - Ultra 50K - Ride with GPS 50K Running Route Map

50 K (15.5 miles of trails, 12 miles of gravel and 4.5 miles of pavement)
Ultra - Six Aid Stations with water, Gatorade, Gatorade Carb Energy Chews, first aid kits and sweet fruity snacks and salty snacks like Cheez-Its, chips and pretzels. (2.6 miles, 6.9 miles, 14 miles, 19.5 miles, 24 miles and 29 Miles)
There ill only be a restroom at the start and finish line as well as the half way point at Tomahawk Pond aid Station.  This is a remote race and we can not get port a potty to most our aid stations.  Please plan  accordingly.


The main viewing areas for spectators on the course will be at the start/finish line area as well as the halfway point aid station at Tomahawk Pond.  We ask that spectators don't try to drive the course to make it as safe as possible for our racers. Some section of the course will be on some narrow paved and gravel roads. 

FYI - This course is in a remote location an there is limited cell for most of the course.
Ride With GPS 50K File - Ride with GPS

Map with Aid Stations - Coming January 2022

Race Distance - Half Marathon

Half Marathon (2 Miles of Pavement and 11 miles of gravel)
Half - Three Aid Stations (2.6 miles, 6.1 miles, and 10.5 miles)
Ride With GPS Half Marathon File - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34199401
Map with Aid Stations - PDF


Registration Fees - Ultra 50K

  • $100.00 for soloists Early Bird, before December 31, 2021

  • $120.00 for soloist, before June 1, 2022

  • $150.00 for soloist, before September 1, 2022

  • Registrations 2 weeks before the race are not guaranteed a shirt.

Virtual Run Registration Fees - Registration Link

$75.00 for the month of October - Virtual Course via GPS (Runners will receive a shirt and medal when they send us a GPS record of their route) - contact Christi once the route has been completed. 
 

Registration Fees - Half Marathon

  • $60.00 for soloists Early Bird, December 31, 2021

  • $80.00 for soloist, June 1, 2022

  • $100.00 for soloist, September 1, 2022

  • Registrations 2 weeks before the race are not guaranteed a shirt.

Race Start Location - Bryce Resort Event Map

Bryce Resort - 1982 Fairway Dr, Basye, VA 22810

Race Schedule of Events


Early Packet Pick-up

Friday October 14, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Bryce Resort at the REV3Endurance trailer by the lodge at Bryce Resort.

Race Day Packet Pick-up

Saturday October 15, 2022 (Updated due to sunrise on race day)
6:00 AM - 6:40 AM at Bryce Resort 
6:40 AM: Pre-race briefing 50K Ultra (mandatory)
7:00 AM: Run starts - 50K Ultra Race
8:40 AM: Pre-race briefing Half Marathon (mandatory)
9:00 AM: Run starts - Half Marathon
11:48 AM : Short Course cutoff time (Review 1) at mile 16 - (18 minute mile pace)
3:15 PM: Post ride beverages and food at Carter's Hutte on the patio outside the Copper Kettle
5:00 PM - Cutoff time, all runners must be off the course

Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at Bryce Resort. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed for each racer.  You will get your bib number, race t-shirt and course map at packet pick-up.

Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance

Race maps, aid stations will have water, Gatorade, Gatorade Carb Energy Chews, granola snacks, salty sacks like Cheeze-It, Pretzels and other products. Our aid station at the top of the first major climb (6.5 miles) will also have a drop bin for racers to shed a layer of clothing if needed.  We will transport the dropped items back to the finish line after the race.

Mandatory Equipment (Responsibility of each Racer)

  • Enough food and water for the event (four aid stations with water, Gatorade and snacks will be on the course

  • Cell phone fully charged

Fun things to do in the Shenandoah Valley

Check out the Family Fun link from the Shenandoah County Tourism web site or the Bryce Resort web page.

Lodging
Preferred Lodging option - Shrine Mont - 2.5 miles from the race starting line
(They offer Cottages, Hotel style and bunk house options) 217 Shrine Mont Circle, Orkney Springs, VA 22845
Rustic camping option (grass field near starting line) $5.00 per person donation for the local EMS for the weekend (Bryce Airport) walking distance to the starting line.

(access to water, restrooms and some shower options) - RSVP to Christi@rev3endurance.com

Use the Bryce Resort Lodging page or the visit Shenandoah County Accommodations web site for options.

 
Post-Race Food

Food and beverages will be served after the race at Carter’s Hutte, the new outdoor bar and grill.  Racers will be given a meal ticket at packet pick up that can be used at Carter’s Hutte post race.  You also will have other dining options as well at the Copper Kettle Restaurant located inside the Bryce Lodge.

Results

Unofficial results will be announced post-race with rolling awards and official results will be posted to our web site 24–48 hours after the event.

Results  - Official - Updated 10/20/2021

Results 2022 -
 

Picture

  • 2021 Vladimir Bukalo - Photos

Awards

Top three in each category

Divisions

  • Solo, Male, and Female (Under 30, 31-45, 46+)
    Racer List


links to Mandatory Race Forms

Race Cancellation

If there is severe weather, the race start may be postponed or the course may be shortened.

Volunteer

Would you like to come out and volunteer for the race?

Send an email to Christi with your time options and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race.