(aka dislocated expectations)
SATURDAY JULY 11 (TBC)
The Smokey is a new race for Don't Get Lost and is based loosely on the somewhat infamous race developed by Gary Cantrell AKA Lazarus Lake, The Barkley Marathon! Although not nearly as brutal as the Barkley, The Smokey will be of considerable difficulty with very tight time limits, difficult navigation, purposefully difficult terrain and a longer overall distance compared to our other races (if you are one of the few to have the pleasure and pain of finishing, otherwise if may just be short and punishing). The specifics of the race will be kept secretive for now, you may not know what you are getting yourself into until the race is underway and that's the intent. What we will say is that you should be prepared for a very long day and that registration numbers will be limited and your overall experience level will matter for this race. You must have a strong background in orienteering, adventure racing or ultra running and you must be prepared for a long and uncomfortable life experience.
If you are chosen through the registration process, more information will be provided...maybe...you will at least know where to park.
Junior Men, Junior Women, Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men (45+), Masters Women (45+)
ages as of December 31, 2019
The race format will be discussed the morning of the race, what we will say is that you should be prepared for a long day/evening. WARNING, information on the race course and format will be progressively provided throughout the day. Expect the unexpected, come with a positive attitude and a strong mind and be prepared to engage in dislocated expectations.
Registration: Registration will be limited to 52 individuals
Race Resume: Resume should be a list of racing or adventure accomplishments that you believe qualify you to compete in this race. All are welcome to submit a race resume for evaluation. RESUMES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 4TH BY MIDNIGHT
Online registration: If you are chosen through the resume process you will be informed via email and will then be prompted to register online.
Race fee will be updated soon
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6am - 7am: Race-kit pick-up and registration (best be there for 6!)
7:15: Race Briefing
7:30: Race Starts
** Additional information will be provided throughout the day
There will be two aid stations on the course.
Water and electrolytes
Appropriate nutrition for a long day on your feet
Small First Aid: Recommended
Fully Charged Cell Phone
ANY OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS THAT YOU DEEM NECESSARY FOR A LONG DAY, BE PREPARED.
If you intend on competing, all race resumes must be submitted to the following contact by MAY 4TH BY MIDNIGHT