General Jet Race Details
The Jet race is an exhilarating, challenging trail run that allows the racer to tackle the route from any direction. Jet courses will always be a loop, but can be completed by running the course clockwise or counter-clockwise. All participants will start at the same time and will be given a colored wristband that corresponds with the direction they choose to run. There are four divisions: male, female, 55+ male, and 55+ female. Specifics of the Jet course will vary depending on the venue. A final race-day program and course map will be released two weeks before the race.
Why have racers run two different directions?
First of all, we do this to break the mold. There are plenty of "normal" trail races out there, but Double Black is anything but normal. This type of race format allows the participant to choose a direction that will best fit their strategy and strengths. Simultaneously, it creates an incredible opportunity for camaraderie and sportsmanship out on the course as you cheer on other racers running the opposite direction as you.
What is the distance of the loop?
The distance of the course will vary depending on the venue, but will range between 10-15 miles. A course map will be sent out two weeks before the race date showing the details of the course loop.
What will the venue/start area be like?
We promise to deliver a top-notch experience and that begins with an excellent venue. Our starting area will include great music, a live updated scoreboard, awesome food/water from our sponsors, giveaways for spectators, yard games and activities, excellent visibility for spectators, plenty of porta-potties, a running clock, and a fully supportive staff.
Do spectators have to pay to watch?
Nope, that would be ridiculous. Spectators are free, but they must park in the spectator parking area. This info will be given as the date of the event gets closer.
Will I have to pay for parking?
Since we use local areas for parking, a $10 parking fee per person is included as part of the entry cost. No additional costs are assessed or required after you register for the event.
Where is packet pickup?
Packet pickup will be on race day at the team check-in table. From there, you will be given your wristbands and directed to where your team base is.
Are there different divisions? What are the details of the awards?
In Jet, there are four divisions: male, female, and 55+ male and 55+ female. The top 5 finishers in each category will receive awards. For additional information on awards, please see our Award Details page.
What about refunds if I'm unable to compete?
While we do not give full refunds for events, we will allow you to transfer your registration or receive a registration code for any future Jet event. In the case of a Jet event needing to be rescheduled, all current registrations will automatically be changed to the new date.
How many aid stations will there be?
This will also vary depending on the location and course, but we guarantee a large aid station at the start/finish area along with at least 3 aid stations along the course.
Is there an age requirement to participate?
Due to the challenging nature of the event, all participants must be 14 years of age or older by the event date in order to participate.
What is included in my registration fee?
When will I receive race-specific details?
A final race-day program containing parking details, venue-specific information, and a final course map will be emailed out two weeks prior to the race date.
How will this event be timed?
All competitors and divisions leave at the same time. All competitors will be electronically chip-timed. Results will be updated at site and be visible on the screens available at the venue as racers finish. Additionally, results will be posted on our website within two days of the event.