Quad Cities Trail & Ultra Runners - (QC-TUR) invite you to the return of the One Hundred K's of Convenience urban ultra this March! Let us give you fair warning, this is not your typical road or ultra race. This is an urban exploration of the Quad Cities by foot. The event is very low key, grassroots with minimal hooplah. There are no mile markers, there are no police stopping traffic for you. While much thought has been put into the course, it is uncontrolled so the responsibility is on the runner to make safety his or her TOP priority.
The anticipated course this year will be a roughly 20 mile loop starting and ending at Schuetzen Park in Davenport, Iowa. Runners will have the option of registering for the single loop, the double or the three loop 100K main event. To be clear, the entire course is ran on the roads and bike paths with the largest portion of it on city streets.
Sidewalk is accessible for the vast majority of the course but runners will need to be smart, careful and diligent in taking the safest route along each section of the course.
-40mi and 100k races start at 6AM sharp with the cutoff for the 100K being 8PM (14 hours). 20mi starts at 9AM.
-Start/Finish is at the Jens Lorenzen Pavilion located right off Schuetzen Lane at the SW corner of the Good Samaritan Society property on Waverly Rd. Ample parking and bathroom facilities are available right next to the pavilion.
-There will be one (1) aid station at the start/finish and multiple aid stations on the course. The on-course aid stations will be local convenience stores and runners will be provided a gift card with money loaded on it as part of their race registration. The amount will depend on the distance registered for.
-There will be no course markings but runners will be provided a map and directions to each aid station along the course.
-All runners will receive a nice piece of custom race swag and any other goodies we can manage to wrangle up. Ultra finishers (40mi/100k) will receive a special handmade finishers award. Last year your RDs dabbled in amateur concrete work. This year expect something new and hopefully even cooler! And as is the case with any QC-TUR event, trust us when we say, all effort will be made to ensure the MAX value to the runner for their registration. All money goes into the event and any leftover money will be donated to Schuetzen Park, our host start/finish for the event this year. They are a privately owned, operated and maintained park that QC-TUR has built a wonderful and mutually beneficial relationship with over the last several years.
-The exact course and aid station locations will be provided to runners race morning.