Loco Challenge 5KBEER5K & 10k
Butte Meadows, Ca
June 1st, 2024
10k: START TIME: 8:00AM - PACKET PICK UP IS 6:50AM-7:50AM AT THE START LINE. The entire course is dirt and gravel logging roads (no single track). Enjoy the fresh mountain air as you take in the beautiful views of the forest. The first half of this course is a gradual, steady ascent to the turnaround point, where you can enjoy picking up the pace on the gradual, steady downhill to the finish line! Starting elevation is 4337ft, reaching its highest elevation at 4777ft. Elevation gain/loss: 538/-538ft
AID STATION: Your Aid Station at the halfway turn around point will be fully stocked with water, electrolytes, soda and snacks.
5kBEER5k: START TIME: 8:00AM - PACKET PICK UP IS 6:50AM-7:50AM AT THE START LINE. The 5kBEER5k course is the regular 10k course with one major addition, beer & Cider! And THIS YEAR...CIDER!!! 5kBEER5k participants will walk, jog or run their first 5k to the turnaround point where they will have the option to enjoy a tasty beverage (beer, cider, water, juice, soda, coffee & tea) at the Loco 6 Hydration Garden. The Hydration Station is shared with the 10k and half marathon runners, offering the perfect opportunity to cheer other runners on while gearing up to complete their second 5k back to the finish line! All participants are invited to join us for a delicious all day breakfast, included with registration, at the finish line!
AID STATION: Your Aid Station at the halfway turn around point will be stocked with BEER & CIDER, soda, water, electrolytes and snacks.
Below are a few important things to keep in mind on race day.
LOCO MANRTA: We love you. We want you to finish. We encourage shenanigans and for you to be your best, weirdest self. We will be there, during your race to help keep you going. We will be there at the finish line, ready to celebrate you when you come running, jogging, walking or crawling through that finish line. Your job is to just keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward!
CHANGE: Change can be good, especially if it is spare change. While Loco doesn't typically throw spare change at you (ouch), occasionally - or often - there are last minute changes on or close to race day. Due to the nature of this beast we call Loco, the nature surrounding it, the tons of people involved in every step, the weather, and a whole host of other weird and bizarre things one could insert here...expect change and stay flexible!
MILEAGE: As always, all mileage is approximate. For the love of Loco, if you are upset that the mileage is not dead on, make peace with the fact that it won't be before race morning. Everyone's watches read a bit (a lot) differently out in them thar' woods. If you get to the finish line and are short, we aren't going to judge you for running past us to get that tenth of a mile in. If you are over, you're welcome.
CELL SERVICE: Do not count on cell phone reception at this race. Most people do not get any service at the start/finish line or on the course. We've tried talking Verizon into installing a Loco cell tower, but they say we aren't cool enough...yet.
PARKING: Along Humboldt Rd, as far off the road as possible, leaving as much room for the next runner as you can. Do not park in the road at all. Please be sure not to park in front of any yellow gates or driveways, or directly in front of the entrance to the start/finish line. We repeat DO NOT PART DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE START/FINISH/LINE.
POST RACE MEAL: All runners & volunteers are invited to indulge in a delicious, complimentary post-race Sammie (our infamous-ish and signature post-race meal). Friends and family members are welcome to purchase a meal for $10, either at the meal line, while food lasts, or in advance (suggested) during the registration process. Vegan and gluten free options available.
REFUNDS: CONSIDER YOUR UNUSED REGISTRATION A GENEROUS DONATION TO THE LOCO YOUTH VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP.
UP UNTIL 30 DAYS PRIOR TO RACE DAY YOU CAN ROLL YOUR REGISTRATION OVER TO ONE OF OUR OTHER LOCO RACES IN THE LOCO RACE SERIES. LESS THAN 30 DAYS UNTIL RACE DAY, THIS OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE.
TRANSFERS TO ANOTHER RUNNER ARE OK, UNTIL RACE DAY (30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR RACE'S START TIME).