Salt Creek 24 Hours of Giving
Peninsula Adventure Sports is excited to partner with United Way of Clallam County to offer you a new way to participate in the Salt Creek 24 hour event on March 21-22, 2020!
Walkers and runners – solo or as a relay team – can now join the “Salt Creek 24 Hours of Giving” to fundraise for a worthy cause as they complete as many loops around Salt Creek Recreation Area as they can in 24 hours.
Salt Creek Recreation Area is a county park that has been described to have national park beauty. It is adjacent to Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary, with expansive views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay, and Vancouver Island. Fern-lined trails and big trees are plentiful, and there is a bit of WWII history.
What’s in it for you?
* A professionally organized event in a beautiful location along the shoreline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca
* All the food and drinks you might want during the 24 hour period, plus a pancake breakfast when the clock stops on Sunday morning. This includes hot food specialty hours such as bacon hour, mashed potato madness, and more!
* A piece of custom Salt Creek 24 swag
* Automatic loop counting and published results
* A chance to win a door prize every few hours, and a poker run at midnight for a prize
* A discount off the regular event entry fee for your fundraising commitment
* A chance to have a memorable adventure that at the same time benefits the community
* Solo participants are eligible for our mileage club
How does it work?
* Choose from one of 26 deserving non-profit organizations that you will raise funds for. To see the list and learn about the different organizations, visit: unitedwayclallam.org/our-partners
* If you are going the team route, recruit your walkers or runners and pick a cool team name
* Choose your fundraising goal, as described below
* Register you or your team at: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=208454
How are your funds raised and donated?
There are a variety of ways you can recruit pledges to your chosen cause. You can go for the throwback to the walk-a-thon era, and have folks pledge per loop completed. Or you can go with the straightforward fixed dollar pledge.
Your donors will go to the United Way donation page to make their contribution. On the donation page, under “Optional Other Instructions for my donation” have your recruited donors type in:
* Your name or your team name
* Salt Creek 24
With this information, United Way will track your contribution and get the funds to your chosen organization.
EXTRA AWESOME BONUS!
* In addition to your fundraising, Peninsula Adventure Sports will donate 10% of your entry fee to United Way of Clallam County
* Peninsula Adventure Sports will give an extra $200 to the chosen non-profit organization of the individual or team who raises the most funds for their cause
* Peninsula Adventure Sports will also give an extra $200 to the chosen non-profit organization of the individual or team who does the most number of loops
Entry fee and reduced price entry fee
Normal entry fee $85 per person
* Fundraising commitments lower than listed below are normal price. (10% of entry fee is donated to United Way)
Event entry fee lowered to $75 per person (10% of this goes to United Way of Clallam County) with:
* Individual commitment to raise $150 for chosen non-profit partner organization
* 2-person Team commitment to raise $300 for chosen non-profit partner organization
* 3-person Team commitment to raise $450 for chosen non-profit partner organization
* 4-person Team commitment to raise $600 for chosen non-profit partner organization
Event entry fee lowered to $65 per person (10% of this goes to United Way of Clallam County) with:
* Individual commitment to raise $300 for chosen non-profit partner organization
* 2-person Team commitment to raise $600 for chosen non-profit partner organization
* 3-person Team commitment to raise $900 for chosen non-profit partner organization
* 4-person Team commitment to raise $1200 for chosen non-profit partner organization
We hope to see you there!
The team at United Way of Clallam County and Peninsula Adventure Sports
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do we have to walk or run for the entire 24 hours?
You do not. You are free to leave at any time (but you’ll miss a lot of fun!) and you are free to stop for a while and start back up again.
What about camping?
Each racer / team will be allowed a personal staging area (in designated area) to store gear, extra clothing and food. You can set up a canopy, maximum 10’x10’ in size. You will need get a campsite if:
Your non-racing friends and family will be joining you for the event
If you or any of your team members plan to sleep more than short naps
There are full utility campsites as well as tent sites without hookups
What are the park facilities like?
There are flush toilets and there will additional portable toilets during the event. In addition, there are hot showers. Race Central is an enclosed picnic area including a cozy fireplace and plenty of picnic tables inside for all. This is where all race food will be provided and race staff will be on hand for any questions or concerns you may have.
How does the lap counting work?
All participants will be issued a bib/chip which must be worn at all times to guarantee that all completed laps are recorded. There will be a chute for runners only and if you will be taking a break, you will be asked to stay clear of the lap counting area. Only full laps are counted. Relay team members will share a bib/chip and will need to hand it off when they swap. Bib numbers must be visible on your front at all times. If you leave the premises, please leave your number with the race directors in race central and pick it up when you return.
What is the course like?
This course is a 1.3 mile loop on a combination of hard and soft surfaces . Runners and walkers start on a hard surface campground road, then follow the dirt bluff trail – this is where you gain most of the 100 feet of elevation that is on this course (via steps – ouch!). After that you pass through a historic World War II bunker and nice downhill cruise on hard surface. You finish up back on a soft surface trail (slight downhill still) and move onto grass as you head for the timing corral. Then do it all over again!
What should I bring with me?
REQUIRED ITEMS: Headlamp or flashlight. Plate, bowl, fork, spoon, knife and cups. To reduce waste, we require that you bring and clean your own dishware.
OPTIONAL ITEMS: Extra clothes and shoes. Anything else you want in your personal staging area. This could include ground tarp, chair, blanket, your teddy bear, any special nutrition you prefer (in case you don’t like what we pick), battery pack to charge your phone, needed medicines and anti-inflamatory, first aid supplies (especially for blisters!)
While we will do our best to accommodate vegetarian participants, make sure to bring anything special you know you want to make sure you have enough nutrition, particularly a preferred protein.
So what are the rules?:
* Trails will be open to other users during the race – please give them the right of way.
* Communicate when passing other trail users – walkers give the right of way to runners.
* Remain attentive and curious at all times.
* Headphones, iPods, MP3 players etc. are strongly discouraged. If you insist, keep the volume low so you can hear park visitors, course marshals and passing participants. If you can’t hear your own footsteps, the volume is too high.
* No pets allowed on the course.
* During dark hours, all participants are required to carry/wear a light source.
* During the day and early evening, the park roads are open to vehicles – avoid them! The park gate is closed and locked at 10:00 p.m.
* In order to reduce waste and our race footprint, we require all racers to bring their own dishes and cups. You are also responsible for cleaning them. A sink is available in Race Central.
* No refunds, but transfers are allowed.
MINDING OUR MANNERS:
Special thanks to Clallam County Parks for hosting the Salt Creek 24. Remember we are guests of the park and that the public will be enjoying the park during the race. Please be aware and adhere to all park rules. We want to leave the park just as we found it. Littering will be an immediate DQ.
Can I have a pacer?
Pacers (which is anyone who is a non racer who is on the course with you), will be allowed between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. Having a pacer with you outside of these times will result in a DNF for you. One pacer per individual runner is allowed. Members of the same relay team may run together between these hours, but only one team member will accumulate laps. Non-racing pacers cannot access aid station food/water/supplies (except paying members of your team who might run with you).
So what is the mileage club anyway?
All solo participants will be entered into our Mileage Club. When you accumulate 100 miles – whether it takes you one year or multiple years – you will receive a Salt Creek 24 sweatshirt and a 100-mile patch. You will receive an additional mileage patch for each 100 miles after that.