Loco Challenge Half Marathon
Butte Meadows, Ca
June 1st, 2024
Half Marathon: START TIME: 8:00AM - PACKET PICK UP IS 6:40AM-7:50AM AT THE START LINE. This course is mostly dirt and gravel forestry roads, with some of the most incredible views around. Runners will have the opportunity to put their all terrain skills to the test on the Coyote Head Loop where they will be met with an approximate 2.5 mile rocky, elevation challenge that rivals the Jonesville Beast. Beat the Coyote head and claim victory at the finish line! Those wanting trekking poles to use during Coyote Head can pick them up at the Start/Finish Line Aid Station, around mile 8 (leave them LABELED) in designated area at the start line, prior to start of race. Grab your delicious post race meal at the finish line!
To see the elevation profile for this distance, click the above link and using a laptop or PC, roll your mouse over the course. Click and choose profile. Elevation profile will pop up.
AID STATIONS (All aid stations will have water, electrolytes and snacks)
Mile: 3.2 & Mile 6.6
Start Finish Line Aid Station
*YOU HAVE A TURN AROUND POINT AT APPROXIMATELY MILE 4.9ish. There will be a line of flags and signs saying, "HALF MARATHON TURN AROUND". Be sure to do your turning around here or else you will be running your own race.
*Loco Mileage is approximate-ish
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 ARE OK, UNTIL RACE DAY (30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR RACE'S START TIME).