17 Feb Jackpot Ultras: 2018 USATF 100 Mile Road National Championship
Date(s) - 02/17/2018 - 02/18/2018
Cornerstone Park is nestled among desert landscape and is anchored by a 31 acre bird sanctuary lake. The lake is surrounded by a massive grass area, entertainment plaza, individual picnic pavilions with lake views, walking/running trails, volleyball and basketball courts, restrooms, BBQ’s, a warming kitchen and ample parking. We have double downed for the upcoming 2018 Jackpot Festival. The Jackpot course for the 48/24/12/6 hour, 100 mile and Marathon consists of a 2.5 mile loop with approximately 100 feet of elevation ascend/descend per loop (4,000 feet for the 100 mile race). At an elevation of 1,900 feet and average mid-February high/low temperature of 61/45, the Jackpot course is extremely fast. Run on a course that is 45% groomed crushed gravel trails, 48% wide asphalt paths, 5% bridge/concrete surfaces, and 2% grass, the course is well suited for veteran runners wanting to PR, and with a 30 hour time limit for the 100 Mile race, it is perfect for first time ultra runners. The RFID chip timed race starts at the entertainment plaza and makes a horseshoe type loop around the lake with lots of social runner interactions.