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    Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs

    http://www.runrace.net/findarace.php?id=14284PA
    Sold out - put race distance you are interested in the subject line and email
    rd_oc100@yahoo.com














     
     

     
     
     
    Unforgiving.  Historic.  Gnarly.  Do you have what it takes? 



     RRCA's Pennsylvania 100 Mile Trail Run Championship






     
    2014 registration opened on RunRace.net on Saturday March 22nd

        - Wild & tough 1860's oil boom era policies:
              NO REFUNDS
              NO TRANSFER or selling of your entry to another runner - drivers license / photo ID required to pick up your race packet
              NO CHANGING OF RACE DISTANCE once you register
              NO DEFERRING of your entry until another year
              NO CREDIT FOR FINISHING A SHORTER DISTANCE - if you don't finish the distance you signed up for it is a DNF
              "Strike oil or move on!"
        - no paper entry forms - online entry via RunRace.net 
        - must be 18 years of age



     
    Date:        Oct 11, 2014 - 6th annual
     
     
    Location:  Oil Creek State Park - located between Titusville and Oil City PA
     

    3 concurrent races: 
    • 100 miles - $150 - 17,627' elev gain - 32 hour limit - 5 AM Saturday to 1 PM Sunday = 19:06 / mile  * SOLD OUT on June 20th - wait list - rd_oc100@yahoo.com *
    • 100K - $100 11,026' elev gain - 31 hour limit - 6 AM Saturday to 1 PM Sunday = 30:00 / mile  * SOLD OUT in 6 minutes - wait list - rd_oc100@yahoo.com *
    • 50K - $70 - 5,459' elev gain - 17 hour limit - 7 AM to midnight Saturday = 32:48 / mile   * SOLD OUT in 90 seconds - wait list - rd_oc100@yahoo.com *
    • Target of approximately 100 participants in the 100K, 165 in the 50K, and 185 in the 100 miler
    • 50K loop course on primarily the rugged single-track Gerard Hiking Trail of OCSP
    • Friends, family, crew and pacer friendly
    • Beautiful Titusville Middle School (TMS) - 415 Water St - serves as the start / finish line, aid station # 4, and race headquarters - post-race showers for $ 5


     
     
     




    Run in the valley where the world's first oil boom began in 1859 when "Colonel" Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial oil well and the reason John D Rockefeller amassed much of his fortune.





      
    As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use.  RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs will allow headphones on the course only if it does not pose a safety risk.  If you absolutely must use them KEEP THE VOLUME DOWN so you can hear runners approaching from behind - or risk getting run over in wild & tough 1860's oil boom era fashion.  For safety reasons, it may be necessary for a course official to ask you to remove your headset/earphones during the race. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
     
     

    Like to volunteer?  Join the "Oil Creek100 Trail Runs Volunteers" group - 130 members
     
    Join the OilCreek100 Yahoo Discussion Group   300+ members

    Email Race Director Tom Jennings @ rd_oc100@yahoo.com

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    Benninghoff Farm today - the 35' replica oil derricks are the inspiration for the logo and finisher's award buckle.  All runners will pass them on their way from Wolfkiel Run AS #1 to Egbert Farm AS #2 in Petroleum Center :

     
     
    A large (approx. size 3.5" X 2.5"), heavy, high-quality belt buckle from Creative Casting Inc in Denison TX will be offered to all ultra finishers
    100 = gold two-tone buckle
    and sub-22 hour gold buckle



    100K = silver buckle




    50K = bronze buckle






    Oil Creek State Park was the 2010 National Gold Medal "Grand Award" winner for excellence in park and recreation management
     




    The wild & tough 1860's oil boom era in Petroleum Center where crew-accessible aid station # 2 is located (Egbert Farm picnic pavilion).  Washington Street is now Petroleum Center Road - notice the faint outline of the hill in the background for the then / now photo below:




    Washington Street then, Petroleum Center Road now.  Benninghoff Farm is only about 1/2 mile down this road (toward Titusville) where the OC&T railroad tracks & train tressel are located:




    Benninghoff Farm today - from the east Gerard hiking trail scenic overlook.  The paved road you see in this photo is Petroleum Center Rd (the old Washington Street) that is used to access Petroleum Center's Egbert Farm aid station # 2.  This overlook is on the official course - it is beautiful with the October fall colors - and 100 mile participants will get to see the derricks illuminated Sat. night / Sun. morning


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