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Dirty December Poker Run

Half Marathon / 10K

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December 16th, 2017

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Congratulations 2016 Winners!

Half Marathon
Sean Haggerty (1:59:20)*
Julie Zahurak (2:12:44)*
10K
Bradley Sonnenburg (48:38)
Rachel Jordan (1:09:02) *
* Course Record
Results with splits here

Details

Date: December 16th, 2017
Time: 9:00AM (both races)

Elevation Gain 10k: Approx 1,000'
Elevation Gain Half: Approx 2,300'

Cutoff times (Half Marathon):
12:30PM @ Finish (3.5 hours total)

Sunrise: 6:46am
Average Temps: 66/46

Registration rates are as follows (10k/Half):
Mar 1 - Apr 15: $40/$60
Apr 16 - Nov 15: $50/$70
Nov 16th - Race Day: $60/$90 Late Reg
(no online Registration after Dec 13th, 2017)

2017 Prizes:
1st Male & Female overall (each distance): Free race in 2018
All entrants receive a tech shirt
All finishers receive a finishers medal
Special prize will be awarded for best costume

Refunds:
Refunds for personal reasons must be requested AT LEAST by Nov 15th, 2017. Refunds for personal reasons are ONLY made via PayPal minus a 10% processing fee.
In the event the race is cancelled by an act of God/Nature or per the race directors discretion, the following guidelines apply depending on the date of cancellation:

Nov 15th - Race Day, 2017= 0$ refund
Oct 15th, - Nov 14th, 2017 = 50% refund
Now - Oct 14th, 2017 = 100% refund

POKER DETAILS:

  • Runners in each race will play 5 card poker
  • 10k runners will get 2 cards when they start, 1 each time they pass the Martha's Grove aid station (2 total), and one card when they finish (5 total)
  • Half Marathon runners will get o cards when they start, 1 each time they pass the Martha's Grove aid station (4 total), and one card when the finish (5 total)
  • Runners wearing a costume will get ONE bonus card at the end of the race (6 total - use 5 best cards for their hand)
  • Final hands will give runners bonus (or penalty times) as follows:
    • High card only (with no face cards): +10% to finishing time
    • One Pair: -3% to finishing time
    • Two Pair: -8% to finishing tim
    • Three of a kind: -12% to finishing time
    • Straight: -15% to finishing time
    • Flush: -18% to finishing time
    • Full House: -21% to finishing time
    • Four of a Kind: -25% to finishing time
    • Straight Flush: -30% to finishing time
    • Royal Flush: -33% to finishing time
  • All bonus times will be rounded (up or down) if they don't end in 0 or .5

Example 1:  Runner finishes in 1:30 minutes (90 minutes) with a Straight.  90*.15 = 13.5 bonus minutes.  Adjusted finishing time = 90 minutes - 13.5 = 76:30 (1:16:30)
Example 2: Runner finishes in 55 minutes with two pair.  55*.08 = 4.4 bonus minutes.  Adjusted finishing time = 55 minutes - 4 (rounded down) = 51 minutes

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Race Rules:
1. Have fun!
2. Be Safe. There are many hazards along the course including (but not limited to), mountain lions, rough terrain, rattle snakes, sharp cliffs and drop offs, etc. It is your responsibility to run safe and stay alert.
3. Except in case of medical emergency, runners may accept no aid nor assistance in any form from anyone between aid stations.
4. Each runner must carry all of his own food, fluids, clothing, and other supplies needed for use between aid stations and must carry one water bottle.
5. Littering of any kind is strictly prohibited. Littering will result in the immediate disqualification of the runner in this year's race, and for all future races.
6. Participants must follow the marked trail at all times. Any runner departing from the official trail must return to the point of departure on foot before continuing.
7. Each runner must be checked IN at EVERY aid station. Runners not checked at each aid station may not be credited with officially finishing the Run.
8. Any entrant who is unable to finish the Race must personally inform personal at the nearest aid station of his or her decision to withdraw. You MUST turn in your race bib at this time. Runners who leave the course without turning in their bibs will be classified as "lost," and may be billed for charges incurred in any search and
rescue operation.
9. Headphones are not recommended or encouraged. Use at your own risk.

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Travel Information

Area Map:
(you can click on more options to bring up a new window and get directions from your location)


Directions from North Inland
15 South to Exit 17 (Scripps Poway Parkway) - Turn LEFT
Scripps Poway Parkway for 8.6 miles to Highway 67 South - Turn RIGHT
Highway 67 South for about .5 mile - turn RIGHT into the preserve
PLEASE follow speed limit of 10MPH (Parking lot is 1.4 miles in)

Directions from North Coastal
5 South to Highway 78 East
Highway 78 East to 15 South
15 South to Exit 17 (Scripps Poway Parkway) - Turn LEFT
Scripps Poway Parkway for 8.6 miles to Highway 67 South - Turn RIGHT
Highway 67 South for about .5 mile - turn RIGHT into the preserve
PLEASE follow speed limit of 10MPH (Parking lot is 1.4 miles in)

Directions from South/San Diego
15/163 North to Exit 17 (Scripps Poway Parkway) - Turn RIGHT
Scripps Poway Parkway for 8.6 miles to Highway 67 South - Turn RIGHT
Highway 67 South for about .5 mile - turn RIGHT into the preserve
PLEASE follow speed limit of 10MPH (Parking lot is 1.4 miles in)

Nearby Hotels:

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Weather

Sunrise: 6:46am
Average Temps: 66/46

Course Information

The Half Marathon course consists of two clockwise loops. See maps below for details.

Aid Stations:
2km (1.2Mi), 8.5km (5.4Mi), 10.5km (6.6Mi), 12.5km (7.2Mi), 19km (11.4Mi), 22km (13.2Mi)

Loop Map (repeat twice)
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Half Marathon Loop Elevation Profile

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10k Course

Aid Stations:
2km (1.2Mi), 8km (4.9Mi), 10km (6.2Mi)

Course Map
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