Holiday Lake 50K++

Race Limit: 300 Runners

2008 Lynchburg Ultra Series: Holiday Lake 50K (February 16th)

Promise Land 50K (April 26th)

MMTR 50 Miler (November 1st)

* Runners who complete all three races within the time limit will receive a SPECIAL award.

DATE: Saturday, February 16, 2008

DISTANCE: 50 Kilometers (maybe a little more…)

STARTING TIME: 6:30 A.M. (7 1/2 hour time limit)

PLEASE NOTE: Total course: 98% trails or dirt roads

Contact: Dr. David Horton           Office: (434) 582-2386

Liberty University Home: (434) 239-1324

1971 University Blvd. E-mail:

Lynchburg, VA 24502 Website:

START/FINISH LOCATION: The start/finish area is at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in the 19,000-acre Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest. The 4-H Center lies on the banks of the beautiful clear Holiday Lake. The 4-H Center is 15 miles northeast of Appomattox and 37 miles from Lynchburg.

ENTRY FEE: $65 postmarked by January 25 - $85 thereafter. For each registered runner, this fee includes a pre-race meal on Friday night, t-shirt, and a special award to all qualified finishers. THERE WILL BE NO REFUND OR TRANSFER OF ENTRY FEES. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR A REFUND. Make check payable to Dr. David Horton and send entry to the address listed above.

COURSE: The course is two loops. The first loop will be run counterclockwise. At the end of the first loop, runners will retrace their steps and run the course in the opposite direction (clockwise). The course is shady with rolling hills and consists of trails, forest service roads, and dirt roads. (This is nothing like the's much easier!)

AID STATIONS: There will be four aid stations, plus the start/finish area for each loop. Provided at each aid station: Replacement drink, soda, water and a variety of food items.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center is the start/finish area for the race. Lodging is available there with 15 rustic cabins (10 beds each and no heat), lake lodge (2 rooms/12 beds each), small bunkhouse (4 rooms/8beds each), large bunkhouse (4 rooms/16 beds each). LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED – YOU WILL NEED TO BRING SLEEPING BAG/OR LINENS. If you prefer,

you may tent camp. Enclosed is a reservation form/fee schedule for Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center – you may complete and return to the Center by February 1st. (Attached is a copy of reservation form). Please fill this out and send in payment to H.L. 4H Educational Center when you register for the race

MOTELS: The closest motels are in Appomattox, 15 miles from the start/finish area.

Appomattox Motel 434-352-0324 Lee Grant Motel 434-352-5234

Budget Inn 434-352-7451 Super 8 434-352-2339

PRE-RACE DINNER: On Friday night from 6:00-7:45 p.m. there will be a pre-race pasta meal for runners and crews. The meal is free to all registered runners.

PRE-RACE BRIEFING: There will be a pre-race briefing in the lodge at the 4-H Center Friday evening around 8:00 p.m.

RACE MORNING: There will be a very light breakfast available for "runners only" from 5:30-6:15 a.m. If you need special items or foods, please bring them yourself. RACE BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 6:30 A.M.

CREW ACCESS: There will be crew access at all of the aid stations. Please drive slowly and carefully as some of the roads are dirt and you will be driving on the running course in some places.

CUT-OFF TIME: 7 1/2 hour time limit! Runners must complete the first loop within 3 1/2 hours to be allowed to continue into the second loop. Runners must arrive at 22.3 miles within 5 1/2 hours to continue the race.

POST-RACE LUNCH: There will be a lunch buffet provided at the 4-H Center from 12:30-2:00 p.m. (The lunch meal is not provided in the cost of the entry fee.)

AWARDS: All sub 7 1/2 hour finishers will receive a finishing award. The first 10 male and first 5 female finishers will receive special awards. Also, special awards will be presented to the first place male and female masters (40-49), male and female grand masters (50-59) and male super masters (60 and over), Best Blood, & Fastest Fat Boy. There may also be presented a LU Flames award and a VT Hokie award.

AWARDS CEREMONY: The awards will be presented at 2:15 p.m.


If you have any questions about the 4-H Educational Center, please call Bryan Branch, Program Director, at 434-248-5444 between 8:00am-4:30pm. Race questions should be directed to David Horton at the numbers listed on the front of application.

2008 Holiday Lake 50K Application

NAME________________________________________________ AGE ______ SEX ______

ADDRESS_____________________________________________ T- Shirt Size: S M L XL

(Please circle your choice)


City State Zip

OCCUPATION__________________________________ Phone: Work ( ) _____________

Home ( ) _______ E-MAIL _______________________________________ (PRINT CLEARLY)

Best Holiday Lake 50K Time __________ Number of Holiday Lake 50Ks Finished __________ Best 50K Time __________

I have been warned that the Holiday Lake 50K is a difficult and possibly hazardous event and I am fully aware that I could be injured attempting such a run. With this knowledge, I am accepting full responsibility for any harm I might suffer. I absolve all sponsors and organizers of the Holiday Lake 50K of any and all liability related to my attempt to run the Holiday Lake 50K. I agree by signing this release that I am adequately trained and prepared for this endurance event.

Signed_________________________________________________ Date ______________________

**Directions to and information on the 4-H Educational Center will be EMAILED to the runners upon receipt of entry, so please print your email address very clearly.

For our information:

Do you plan on attending the Pre-Race Dinner on Friday evening? _____ Other than you, how many others will attend? _____

Do you plan on being at the Post-Race Lunch on Saturday? ____ Other than you, how many others will attend? _____

* Additional information will be sent to the runners by email ONLY after the application has been received. Make sure to PRINT your email address CLEARLY!!!!

** Make check payable & send to Dr. David Horton 1971 University Blvd. Lynchburg, VA 24502