*** IMPORTANT UPDATE ***
The 2014 DRTE 100 is offering a 50% discount
Use the following "CASE SENSITIVE" promo code:RUNNINGDRTE100
DRTE 100 Friends and Followers
WE DID IT! We heard your requests,SO WE DID IT! We’ve made the changes that will allow you to easier schedule the DRTE 100 into your training, budget, weekend and your run bucket list.
• You asked for a Saturday AM starts, SO WE DID IT!
• You asked for more proximity to Santa Barbara/Montecito,SO WE DID IT! Now your family or crew can spend the day in beautiful and quaint Santa Barbara shopping and dining. Within minutes they can be at an aid station in the foothills of Montecito to cheer you to your finish.
• You asked for a course that closer resembles other California ultras like Western States and San Diego, SO WE DID IT! The slight alternations to the course retained all the beauty and scenery with not as much climbing, less than 21k gain and 21k loss
• You asked for (well, some of you) coolers for your special dietary needs,SO WE DID IT! Two aid stations will have host “Runner’s Cooler” to keep your “Drop Box” meal/ refreshment chilled. This means 4 chances for you to have that chilled vegan meal or Ensure!
• You asked for a 100k division,SO WE DID IT! Great option if your 100 mile run isn’t working out….you can still go home with a finishing time and potential qualifier
• You asked us if we could make the entry fee affordable, SO WE DID IT! receive a 50% discount if you register for the DRTE 100 mile & 100k distances before April 30, 2014
Use the following "CASE SENSITIVE" promo code: RUNNINGDRTE100
Here is what past runners and crew have to say:
….The event was one of the most enjoyable I have ever taken part in
–Geoff Roes, 2011 DRTE 100 First Place Male
....The course could not have been more awe inspiring; it is an experience I will never forget. Simply great!
–Christopher Wehan, 31, Santa Cruz CA - 2013 DRTE 100 First Place Male
....The race was my first 100 mile ultra, and turned out to be one of the most rewarding events that ever occurred in my life. It set a very high standard, by which I have since judged all events.
–Tammy Adams, 29, Denver CO - 2013 DRTE 100 First Place Female
….Just wanted to thank you again for a truly stellar event. I've been running for more than thirty five years, and doing ultras for the last seven years, and your run ranks at the top of the heap
–Aaron K, San Jose, CA - 2013 DRTE 100 Finisher
….My confidence in what I knew was going to be a great race was the well-organized website and professional-looking logos and maps that you have made for this event. I could immediately tell a lot of thought, passion and vision has gone into this event, and I knew it was going to be great. And I was right.
–Melanie M. Santa Cruz, CA – DRTE 100 entrant guest and crew
Starting and finishing at Upper Oso Campground, the course consists of a 50.10 outbound leg and a 50.10 mile return leg, the overall length of the 100.20 mile course is comprised of 24.14 miles of Jeep/OHV dirt road, 70.18 miles of single or double track trails and a 5.88 mile section of paved road. The route is comprised of 8 sections; the shortest being 3.81 miles and the longest being 8.26 miles in length. Nine well stocked and staffed aid stations, five of which host runner’s Drop Bags. Guest and crew support is now easier, simply use Paradise Road and Camino Cielo Road.
100 Mile 50% DISCOUNTED registration discount runs through April 30, 2014
100k 50% DISCOUNTED registration discount runs through April 30, 2014
Use the following "CASE SENSITIVE" promo code: RUNNINGDRTE100
Got a posse of two or more that need a little extra incentive to run the 2014 DRTE 100 Mile or 100k, email race director Robert Gilcrest for additional discount information
Did you know that you can run the DRTE100 for as little as $160.00? This is great for that guy or girl with a drawer full of race shirts and buckles. Come and knock-off another 100 on a beautiful course with well stocked aid stations and friendly volunteers. Not to mention one of the most beautiful courses in Southern California.
Detailed maps are available along with split charts, elevation profiles and all the other information you’ll need to prepare for the race. Whether this is your first 100 or your 30th, the staff at the DRTE100 is committed to making it one of the most memorable experiences of your life!
Stay tuned, we’ll have more info coming in the following weeks.
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NOW GO RUN!!!!!
The DRTE 100 \Dirty One Hundred\ is Southern California’s premier coastal mountain range, 100 mile and 100k ultra-marathon endurance run hosted annually Santa Barbara, CA. Conveniently starting and finishing at the Upper Oso Campground located 15 minutes from upper State Street and Highway 154, Santa Barbara’s popular hotel and shopping local. Now in its 4 years, the 2014 edition of the DRTE 100 will debut the events inaugural traverse into the lower foothills of Santa Barbara and Montecito.
The DRTE 100 starts and finishes at the Upper Oso Campground, located in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area. Hosted on a well-marked and simple to navigate out and back route comprised of dirt roads, trails and intermittent sections of paved road, the route is comprised of 9 sections that vary between 3.81 and 8.26 miles in length. The each of the 9 sections is staged with a well provisioned and staffed aid stations replete with HAM communications to support entrants, pacers and staff. For crew and guests there is an easy to use route comprised of 3 paved forest roads that can be utilized to see and cheer your runner at as many 10 locations. The DRTE 100 is hosted entirely within the Santa Barbara Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest
Late May weather can range from cool, dense, wet fog to soaring late afternoon temperatures.
DRTE 100 entrants, guest and crew will take in the stunning and unique topography of the Santa Ynez Mtn. Range in its late spring glory with brilliant wildflowers and verdant Mediterranean Chaparral in full bloom on north and south slopes in this western most section of the Transverse Mountain Range, one of a few ranges in the Continental United States that run entirely east to west. The rugged topography is steepest on the northern side, which boasts grassy potrero’s, Oak savannas and deep canyons with seasonal creeks that flow through dense Alder and Sycamore grotto's. The south slopes are choked with dense chaparral, dramatic views of sandstone, Coldwater and Matilija formations, and the ridge-line traverses offer unmatched views of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpentaria and Ventura and soaring vistas of the Dick Smith Wilderness to the north, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Island Marine Sanctuary to the South and Magu Peak, the western most point of the Santa Monica Mtn. Range looming on the Eastern horizon
The DRTE 100 is an exceptionally challenging and ultimately memorable endurance experience
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