Bib numbers are posted on the entrants list on ultrasignup.com. Also, the entrants list is below for your reference. Please mark all your drop bags clearly with your name, the aid station location and your bib number. Please remove past races markings so it's easy for volunteers to find your drop bag. Drop bags are to be dropped off starting at 5am Saturday morning at the race start. We will have each location labeled so you can just drop it in the respective row. We'll take it from there.
The weather is expected to be solid this weekend. The lower elevations on the Highline can get quite toasty even at 6000 ft. 86 degrees as it was this past Saturday catches up on you real quick. It's intense. We'll have ice at all aid stations but make sure you are bringing enough water with you. Especially Geronimo to Washington Park 18-28. That's a 2 bottle section/pack for 98% of ultrarunners. It's hot.
There have been several reports of mountain lions in the area recently. And by "recently" I mean 3 days ago. Black bear are literally everywhere on the course, scat and tracks are frequent and easy to find just about anywhere you go on the course. Please don't get in a pissing contest with either of them. It'll negatively affect your potential for finishing. Black bear will generally just run away, mountain lions not so much. Don't crouch down, appear big, make a lot of noise and wave your arms. Throw the runner behind you in front of the lion and make a run for it. Kidding. Most of you run in areas with mountain lions and bears, just be aware they ARE out there and with a very wet season the area is alive with wildlife. I saw a coyote the other day that looked like he just got back from a Vegas buffet. Coyotes in Phoenix look like homeless bums. Anyway...
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