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2014 Rail Run 100 and Team Relay - New Name, Same Fun

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2014 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE RAIL RUN 100 ON OCTOBER 11, 2014

Relay Race

Want to try your first relay race?  The Rail Run 100 (formerly Top of Michigan 100K)  is great for first-timers, as well as for seasoned teams seeking a fun event with on a nice rural trail. Your team of six can ride in one vehicle. Team categories are age/gender handicapped on race day, which allows flexibility in assembling your team.

The 62.2 -mile course is on the hard-packed, crushed limestone North Central State Trail. The trail runs from Gaylord to Mackinaw City, with each relay leg at a community on the trail. The trail’s gentle grade is excellent for running with spectacular views. There are six individual legs, with each team member running one leg. The shortest leg is 5.6 miles, while the longest is 16.3 miles. Exchanges are well-marked and manned by volunteers. Method of exchange is a simple touch off  by hand.  There is also a 2 member team category, with the team members running multiple legs of the course.

Individual

As with the relay, the ultra events are excellent venues for runners stepping up to a 100K or seasoned runners looking for a fast time. The trail is generally smooth with the first 31 miles experiencing a gradual elevation drop of 770 feet.

There are six full aid stations and three mini food/water stations.

Categories are Open (under 40), Masters (+40), for both male and female. 

Results and Awards

Results will be available as soon as possible after the race at this Web site. Awards will be given to the top finishers in each category/division. All team relay members ultra finishers receive a unique medal. You must be present for the award.

Registering for the Race

Registration can be done by using the below forms or by going to Active.com (preferred)

USATF Certification Page

Course description

Course Map

2014 Individual Entry

2014 Relay Entry

2014 Race FAQ

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YouTube Aerial Video of Course - Done in Sections - Gives you an idea of the course

OTHER SECTIONS 

Vanderbilt to Wolverine

Wolverine to Indian River

Indian River to Topinabee

Topinabee to Cheboygan

Cheboygan to Mackinaw

2012 Results

Individual

Team

Link to Ultra Pictures

Thanks to Tom and Gloria Cadwalader for running the finish line and taking these great pictures for everyone to enjoy.

Here is the YouTube link.