The Official Black Rock City 50k
What: The Seventh Burning Man Ultramarathon.
How: Pull on your running sneakers, grab a bottle of water or hydration pack, your favorite energy snacks, and hit the playa for one of the most unique and insane 50ks out there. Wear whatever you love best while running – whether that’s a tutu, sports bra and tights, or nothing at all.
Where: Black Rock City (Nevada – exact location info here)
When: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016, 5 a.m.
Who: You! Burners and ultrarunners of all types!
Why: Because it’s fun. Because it’s insane. Because it’s the ultimate high. Because you want to challenge yourself. Because we are working on really rad finishers’ presents! Because the race is a party! Because you don’t mind people chasing after you with bottles of whiskey while you run!
What else: Pink Lightning Camp will be the race headquarters, start, finish, and aid station. Stop by to view the big map, results, ask questions, use our foam rollers and running sticks, or just hang out with some friendly folks. During the race, we’ll have cocktails, fun, music, and lots of cheering. Have your friends come to the healthiest party on the playa! Come on by to volunteer, hang out, pace, or run!
Also, you need a ticket to Burning Man – even the RD buys one.
Wait, what: What’s Burning Man? Well…kind of like utopian playground for adults, with art, music, dancing, amazing people, and lots of dust.
How much is the race entry fee: This is Burning Man! A wonderful gift economy — no money is exchanged! Most ultras and marathons where we live have $50-200 race entry fees (and they’re not THIS fun!) As you might guess, putting on a race like this isn’t necessarily “free”….we put lots of time, energy and resources into our passion (running!). If you want to contribute to help offset the costs (i.e. race clock, race numbers, storage unit in Reno, course measurement tools, safety pins, food, water, other supplies & expenses), feel free to donate to the cause via PayPal here: Thank you…we are so grateful for you and our amazing community of Burner Runners! :)
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