Shakori 40 Ultra presented by Academy Sports

Sat December 10, 2022 Pittsboro, NC 27312 US Directions
Events
Individual Ultra Event

40 mile Individual

$75 7:00AM EST - 6:00PM EST Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Individual Event

40K Individual Open

$55 7:15AM EST - 6:00PM EST Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Age Graded Relay

40 Mile Team Relay

$45 7:30AM EST - 6:00PM EST Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Buy Your Entire Team at a Discount

40 Mile Team Relay BULK PURCHASE

$425 7:30AM EST - 6:00PM EST Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Spectators and Music Junkies (Includes Beer Ticket)

Non-Runner Pass

$15 5:00AM EST - 6:00PM EST Price increases after October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd
Pittsboro, NC US 27312
Description

Shakori Hills is known for the famous Shakori Hills Music Festival just outside of Chapel Hill, NC.  Shakori Hills Community Arts Center is a place where everyone can enjoy nature, take strolls on beautiful trails, have family afternoons in the sun and enjoy art, music, family, life and all it has to offer. By building on what we are blessed to have at our fingertips, our local culture will continue to strengthen and prosper!

The Shakori 40 brings the running community together to race within nature and enjoy each other.  We will have a 40 mile and 40K open race for men and women and a 40 mile relay for up to 10 members.  The relay will be age graded which means men, women and age will play a part in the overall winning team.

You will have a blast at the Shakori 40 through camaraderie, great music, food, camping bon fires, beer and so much more!  Join us each December for a weekend to remember!

RACE INFORMATION

 

40 MILE INDIVIDUAL - 7:00am Start

  • 10 laps of the 4 mile course
  • You must wear your bib at all times during the race. Your bib has your chip.
  • You must run through the checkpoint each lap to get an official time
  • CUTOFF: you must be on your last lap by 5:00pm with a headlamp.
  • Top 3 male and female will be awarded
  • Everyone will get a 40 mile finisher award
  • Aid Station – There will be 1 aid station at the exchange zone

40K INDIVIDUAL - 7:15am Start

  • 6 laps of the 4 mile course
  • You must wear your bib at all times during the race. Your bib has your chip.
  • You must run through the checkpoint each lap to get an official time
  • CUTOFF: you must be on your last lap by 5:00pm with a headlamp.
  • Top 3 male and female will be awarded
  • Everyone will get a 40K finisher award
  • Aid Station – There will be 1 aid station at the exchange zone

40 MILE TEAM RELAY - 7:30am Start

  • All relay team members must run a minimum of 1 x 4 mile loop.
  • AGE GRADED: All team times will be calculated based on Age and Sex to even the teams out performance wise.  The fastest team may not be the winner.
  • Team captain or 1 individual from the team must be responsible to pick up team packet.  Team bibs, shirts, camping passes, batons, and add on items, will be stuffed together in one bag for 1 person to pick up. Make sure it's a responsible person.
  • All relay teams members will have their own personal bib associated with their name and age. You must wear your bib and also carry your team’s baton with the chip in it.
  • All relay teams must wear the bib they are issued.  Each person on each team gets 1 bib.  You can run in ANY ORDER you choose, but you must wear your bib and have your baton.
  • Your relay baton is your timing chip. You must carry your baton the entire race and hand it off to the next person. You baton must cross the checkpoint and finish line. If you lose your baton, you are disqualified.
  • There is 1 trophy for the winning relay + $800.00.  There is a Gross (Fastest time) award for $200 The winning team will get their name engraved on the trophy which will be passed along each year.
  • CUTOFF: you must be on your last lap by 5:00pm with a headlamp.
  • Aid Station – There will be 1 aid station at the exchange zone
  • HANDICAP - Each individual is handicapped and that helps the entire team.  For example: if you are a 50 year old female you have a 24% handicap.  Because you are part of a team that has 10 legs or a 10 person team, you bring your teams handicap down from 100% (which is 0 handicap) to 97.6%.  Now your overall time is multiplied by .976.  The more people on your team with a handicap, the lower your overall team's handicap score will be.  This takes a lot of strategic thinking, its not all about the handicap, and it is not all about being the fastest either.  Handicap percentages below. 
    • Women + 10% added to the below
      15 and under 5%
      16-39 - 0%
      40 - 1%
      41 - 2%
      42 - 3%
      43 - 4%
      44 - 5%
      45 - 6%
      46 - 7%
      47 - 8%
      48 - 9%
      49 - 10%
      50-54 - 14%
      55-59 - 18%
      60-64 - 21%
      65-69 - 26%
      70+ - 30%
  • RELAY RULES
    1. There is no specific order your team has to run, however the first person from each team will need to check in your team before the race start.
    2. Each team has a baton, you must complete the race with your baton
    3. Each runner's first leg will count toward their overall 4 mile time. For example if you are running 2 legs of the relay, legs 1 and 6, your first leg will be the one that counts toward the 4 mile overall results (even if 6 is faster)
    4. Each runner must run with a chipped bib and their team's baton
    5. Handicaps will be added to the team's times throughout the day. The lower the handicap, the more time off the team will receive at the end. For example 89 means 89% of the overall time:)
    6. Any changes to your team must be submitted prior to the race or your team is subject to DQ.

HOW TO SIGN UP A TEAM

Signing up a team is easy.  The first member of each team will create the team name and sign themselves up.  Each team member thereafter will sign up and JOIN the team.  Team members are signing up similar to individuals, except they will be on a team.  The reason we do this is there is a specific cost per participant and each participant in the relay is also scored as an individual in the 4 mile results.  Price increases apply to everyone.

If you have any questions, please email tom@iamwithoutlimits.com

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is a showcase of central North Carolina running as it offers something for everyone! The challenging loop contains a healthy mixture of all types of terrain and natural surfaces as it meanders through the festival property on smooth fast sections of established dirt/grass roads leading to open fields that offer plenty of opportunities to open up the throodle. Runners then enter into old school rough and beautiful sections of old growth double and single track through the woods that circle you back into the festival after a couple of challenging climbs to keep runners honest. The Shakori 40 does not disappoint!

CAMPING

  • You can camp on the Shakori Hills fairgrounds.  A VIP camping pass can be purchase as an ADD ON Through your registration.  All individuals camping need to purchase a camping pass.  Shakori Hills has bathrooms and showers and this fee will go toward that use.  There is no limit on securing a camping spot.

PACKET PICKUP

  • We will have 3 options to get your packet
  • RELAY TEAMS: The Team captain or 1 individual from the team must be responsible to pick up team packet. Team bibs, shirts, camping passes, batons, and add on items, will be stuffed together in one bag for 1 person to pick up. Make sure it's a responsible person.
  • Try to pick up your packet before heading to the site

NON-RUNNER PASS

Shakori Hills Community Art Center has a fee per person that enters the grounds.  All spectators, non-runners, family members or anyone not actually in the race 21 and older we ask to  purchase a non-runner pass.  This pass will require a wrist band and you will receive a beer ticket.  We are also offering live music this year which gives everyone an event experience!   We want to continue adding more live music and get runners and non-runners to come enjoy Shakori Hills.  Thanks for working with us!

Bands: Stray Local, Into the Fog, Turquoise Traders

GENERAL RULES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Be sure to dress and plan for all weather conditions. It is the middle of winter and freezing temps are very possible..
  • We will have water, snacks, Gatorade and some food for sale on a food truck. But plan to bring and eat your own food.
  • Pet’s must be leashed and people friendly. No roaming pets.
  • Bring trash bags to clean up after yourself. Take out what you bring into the property. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • There are restrooms and showers on site
  • All participants are welcome to camp at the race site. There will be a $20 per person fee to camp to cover costs. The $20 includes camping both Friday and Saturday night regardless if you are doing 1 or both.
  • Friday night set up is also permitted on the property. Anyone who shows up Friday must arrive by dusk to set up.
  • Camping Saturday night is also permitted.
  • All participants must exit the grounds by Sunday morning at 9:00am. All trash and items brought must be collected and taken. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • First come first served for a camping spot. We will have designated areas to set up camp. You can set up Friday night or Saturday morning
  • Things you can do:
    Bring generators
    Drink Beer – cans only (no bottles and no kegs)
    Grill food
    Pet’s must be leashed and people friendly. No roaming pets.
  • Prohibited at the Shakori Community Center
    • Bottled Beer or Kegs (canned beer only)
      Campers and RVs unless purchased
      No fires on the ground – you can bring a fire pit
      No fireworks
      No Littering
      You must be family or team supporter to camp – no visitors
      Quiet time starts at 10:00pm – generators off and music off
      Please be respectful of space



Race Contact Info

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VIP + CAMPING

Shakori 40 will be offering a VIP experience if you want more than the race!  Check out what your VIP Ticket gets you

  • VIP Parking - Parking in the Camping Areas
  • Camping for both Friday and Saturday Night which includes bathrooms, showers, and food
  • VIP Party Friday night which includes
    • Live Music
    • Free Beverages
    • Jambalaya
    • Chowder
  • Free Coffee Saturday

VIP tickets can be purchased through your registration as an ADD ON.  If you are already registered you can log back into your runsignup.com account and go to MANAGE REGISTRATION - ADD ONS.

Live Music and Shakori 40 Beer

We are excited to announce that we will have live music on Friday and Saturday!

Check out our bands


Friday afternoon / evening is a incredible bluegrass / jam band called  Into The Fog. They be starting around 6:30 p.m at the main barn at Shakori Hills. They will be playing until 9:30ish p.m. These guys are amazing, and they just won the Merlfest Band Competition here in NC. this year which is a very prestigious honor!  During that time we will be providing food and beers there at the barn for all of the VIP Ticket holder, BUT you do not need a VIP Ticket to enjoy the warm fires and the live music. Here is a link to their website.
https://intothefogmusic.com/music




Saturday late morning around 10:30 a.m. we will have Stray Local Band playing. They are a husband and wife duo that travel around the country playing their music at, and racing in, many various different kinds of races. They are a local favorite for all the run clubs here in the Triangle Area. 
https://www.straylocal.com/



Saturday Afternoon starting around 12:30 p. m. is a fantastic up and coming band from Chapel Hill called Turquoise Traders. They are extremely talented with a very eclectic sound, and a wonder take on interesting covers as well as tons of original material. They will wrap up the live music around 4:00 p.m.
 https://www.facebook.com/turquoisetraderband


AND DON'T FORGET OUR SHAKORI 40 HAZY IPA!

Athletes can choose a beanie for swag or a 4-pack of Shakori 40 IPA.
Log into your www.runsignup.com account
Go to GIVEAWAY
Select Socks or IPA

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