Since the very first day of the FLRC Challenge, runners have been clocking multiple efforts per day. That’s easy enough for many people with the shorter courses, but Pete Kresock (@Petorius) upped the ante early on by running a double Pseudo Skunk Cabbage for the full marathon distance. With more courses open, doubles on multiple courses became more common. After I floated the idea, Bob Swizdor (@Swizbob) and @Sam_Lagasse ran triples—three FLRC Challenge courses in a single continuous effort. Then @heathercobb3 upped the ante by running the first (and only, so far) quad, and Pete just strung three Black Diamond Trail runs together (plus an extra mile) for a 50K.
Inspired by these accomplishments, I’m taking the concept to the extreme and officially announcing the FLRC 100K Ultra Challenge! Run all ten of the FLRC Challenge courses in a single 24-hour day—a grand total of 64.5 miles or nearly 104 kilometers—and you’ll win a personalized 12x12-inch metal FLRC Challenge course sign commemorating your achievement.
The order in which you run the courses is up to you, as is how you get between them, although anyone who navigates between the courses on a bike will be rewarded with the ultimate in community admiration. You’re welcome to attempt the FLRC 100K Ultra Challenge on your own, with friends accompanying you on individual courses (and scoring their own Challenge efforts), or even in a small group to make it a social event.
All FLRC Challenge rules apply, with one notable exception. For verification of your runs, you must scan the FLRC Challenge start/finish sign using the Webscorer app on your phone (rather than entering times later), and you must also provide me with GPS tracks proving that you covered the ground via Strava, Garmin Connect, or the like. Bring car chargers to make sure your phone and watch don’t run out of power. And be sure to take and share pictures to document your run!
The Ultra Challenge is open to everyone registered for the FLRC Challenge. I encourage you ultramarathoners out there to spread the word in the ultra community. The Ultra Challenge makes a great destination event for out-of-towners looking for an ultramarathon to attempt on their own schedule. They could spend a Saturday casing out the courses and resting up and then run them all day Sunday!