Masochist Information


MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER EARLY IF YOU ARE COMPETING IN THE BEAST SERIES

PERMITS: This event is held in accordance with permits from the U.S. Forest Service, George Washington National Forest, Pedlar Ranger District as well as some Private Land. Please respect and care for the land that this event is held on to help ensure the future of this event.

START/FINISH LOCATION: The MMTR is an out and back race. Montebello Country Store.

For each registered runner, your entry fee includes eligibility for numerous draw prizes, a drop bag service, aid stations, discounted pre-race dinner, discounted post-race awards dinner, race shirt, finisher's awards, and a special award to all qualified category finishers.

THERE WILL BE NO REFUND OR TRANSFER OF ENTRY FEES. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR A REFUND OR TRANSFER or, as my buddy Luis Escobar of Born to Run Ultra Marathons in California likes to put it: "Finally - please remember that there will be NO refunds - NO transfers - NO exceptions. Do not ask for a refund or a transfer to another date or event - the answer is a polite, no. There will be no refunds even if your cat ate your homework or your dog ate your cat or your grandmother ran over your dog or your grandfather ran over your grandmother or you can't find a babysitter or your girlfriend is cheating on you or you are cheating on your girlfriend or you get shot in the head during an unfortunate piñata incident, of if you become injured or if you don't have time to train or if you contract poison oak, syphilis, herpes simplex, chapped lips, the heart break of psoriasis or any other communicable decease or you get bit by a lizard, you have a hangover or you got shot in the neck with a poison dart or your trailer gets destroyed by a tornado or you get deported or your daughter gets married, or any other reason - your registration will not, under any circumstances, no way, no how, ain't gonna happen, be refunded. Comprende? Don't like that idea? Don't register."

CORRECT SIZING FOR RACE CLOTHING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED TO THOSE WHO ENTER AFTER SEPTEMBER 1 or any OVERFLOW ENTRIES

Entrant Scholarships: A limited amount of entrant scholarships are available to those who express a financial constraint to entering the MMTR. For example, this is intended for full-time students and/or those who (because of financial constraints) would otherwise not be able to enter. You must email me to inquire eligibility. Please do not abuse this policy or attempt to provide false information. Verification may be required.

COURSE: The 2021 course begins and ends in Montebello, VA at the Montebello Campground.  Runners will run the historical MMTR course backwards towards the Mount Pleasant Loop utilizing both old and new trails. The course then meanders southward over various dirt and gravel roads in the National Forest. With the course changes this year, runners will spend more time in the mountains and on single track, with less time on gravel roads. Near Mount Pleasant runners will travel along the Old Hotel Trail following old jeep roads towards Long Mountain Wayside.  Leaving Long Mountain aid station, the second half includes dirt & old logging roads as well as several miles of beautiful single track trail.  Upon reaching the last aid station at Porters Ridge, runners course downhill for 3.5 miles toward the finish on Rt 56 and Montebello Campground.  The entire MMTR course traverses some of the most beautiful areas in the Blue Ridge right around peak fall foliage.

National Geographic Map #789 (Lexington / Blue Ridge Mts.) is the best topographic map for the area.

AID STATIONS: Fourteen (14) fully-stocked aid stations are at 1 to 7 mile intervals throughout the race. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BRING A CREW! Drop bags will be available at Long Mountain aid station and at the finish line. Runners are responsible for reclaiming their own drop bag(s) during and/or after the event. eco-x is not responsible for lost or damaged drop bags or the contents therein.

CREWS & PACERS: Crew access is limited. Pacers are generally discouraged but tolerated for those who have a special need; as determined by the race director. However, if you expect to vie for a place in the top ten (men or women) pacers are NOT allowed; you could jeopardize your top-ten place by having a pacer.

OFFICIAL HOST FOR THE PRE & POST RACE BANQUETS:
Both Pre and Post Race events will be held in Montebello this year, camping and cabins are both available for rent at the camp - please reserve your rooms through the Montebello Campground. Eco-X will not be taking reservations.

SATURDAY MORNING:

You MUST CHECK-IN at the START LINE to be an official entrant.

PRE-RACE DINNER:
Friday night from 6:00-7:00 PM. Come and enjoy the homecoming atmosphere at our pre-race dinner! Numerous draw prizes will be given out on Friday night!

PRE-RACE BRIEFING:
There will be a pre-race briefing at 7:00 PM for all runners.

POST-RACE DINNER:
After the race beginning at 7:00 PM & awards beginning at approx. 7:30pm.  

AWARDS: All sub-12 hour finishers will receive a special finisher's award. The overall male and female winners will receive the Mountain Masochist Trophy. The top 10 male and female finishers will receive special awards. Also, special awards will be presented to the first place male and female masters (40-49), grand masters (50-59) and super masters (60 and over).
** Please note that Race Registrations after September 15 may not be guaranteed a finisher award in their size.**

AWARDS CEREMONY: Finishing awards will be presented to runners at the finish line. Special awards will be presented at the post-race dinner beginning around 7:30 PM. NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

To the race start https://g.page/MontebelloCampground?share

Additional information will be sent to entrants by email ONLY after the application and payment have been submitted.