Loopty Loop Ultra
Email sent to participants 7/10/2020….
We are sorry to inform you that the 2020 Loopty Loop is canceled.
We really thought we were going to put this race on, even with fewer participants and all the safety precautions we had in place. We were unable to obtain liability insurance. No insurance = No race. Also, we have had many participants contact us with concerns about running this year with the coronavirus (especially with the recent increase in virus). The safety of our volunteers and participants is very important.
All registered participants will be deferred to the 2021 Loopty Loop (tentative July 24, 2021). No refunds will be given.
We will be in contact with you on what to do for the deferral process… please look out for next email.
Hope everyone is doing well
Geneva and Lori
UPDATE.. NO CHARGE
Because of the world wide pandemic, we are pausing all credit card charges. You can still register as normal but you will NOT be charged until we can confirm we can put this event on.
We are hopeful and are planning that this race will be allowed to be held as scheduled!!! We will keep our fingers crossed and will update this note when we know something new, probably not until mid June.
UPDATE: 6/10/2020 = Park has approved race…waiting for liability insurance 7 -10 days
NOTE: Loopty Loop will not be the same as past years We will be limiting participants to a smaller group this year and course will be changed to help with the social distancing policy.
**Most important change will be staggered starts to keep proper social distancing and buff must be worn at start/finish area… we will supply buffs.
Due to the staggered start this year we will not be able to offer the popular 12 hour option 🙁 .
**If you have already signed up for the 12 hour, you will have 2 options: 1) move to the 8 or 4 hour. 2) Defer to next year. (with the hope that the virus concerns are gone). We will not be issuing any refunds or partial refunds. We will be in touch with everyone to ask what option they would like once insurance is approved.
This is a 4, 8 hour race… This means you can run, walk, go fast, go slow! Do as many of the 3.25 mile loops as you want or can. This is your race…. keep going to the last minute or stop when you want. You do NOT have to run the whole time you signed up for. Take a short break, take a long break. Get the idea? It’s your race, do what you want in your allotted time 🙂
*** Sorry, no dogs or strollers on course. ***
DATE: July 25, 2020
8 hour = 7:30 am
4 hour = 9:00 am
**NOTE: DUE TO COVID 19 … WE WILL HAVE STAGGERD STARTS!
345 John R Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
PARK FEE: $5 per car
CUT OFF TIMES:
• 4 hour = start last 3.25 mile loop by .. 12:59 pm
• 8 hour = start last 3.25 mile loop by .. 3:29 pm
** NOTE: Race stops at 5:00 pm. Please do not go out for last loop if you cannot finish loop by 5:00pm
• $55 = through December, 2019
• $65 = through May, 2020
• $75 = through July 21, 2020 6:00pm
**$85 = Race Day / Cash or Check Only
• $65 = through December, 2019
• $75 = through May, 2020
• $85 = through July 21, 2020, 6:00pm
**$95 = Race Day / Cash or Check Only
START/FINISH: Hill Top Shelter
Due to park and liability insurance rules, course was changed to mostly wide track to allow for social distancing (6feet).
Trails are DIRT with rocks and roots. Loop is approximately 3.25 miles mostly wide track with a couple small sections of single track. Even though this race is held in July, trails are shaded and will be much cooler than on the open road.
Sorry no dogs or strollers on course.
Here We Go Loopty Loop…
DROP BAG: Don’t want to carry all your supplies? We will have a drop bag area at the start/finish area. You will also have access to your car after each loop.
PACERS: not allowed this year
“ONE MORE MILE” (OPTIONAL): We will NOT have the ‘One More Mile’ this year
EARLY PACKET PICK UP:
Date 7/24/2020 (Friday)
Time: 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Bloomer Park –
345 John R rd.
Rochester Hills, MI. 48307
*Notify booth attendee that you are picking up
packet for Loopty Loop race
RACE MORNING PACKET PICK UP: @ Hill Top Shelter
8 hour = 6:15am – 7:50am
4 hour = 7:45am – 8:50am (we will not have packets out until 7:45, please don’t come early)
**NOTE: To avoid long lines race day, PLEASE try to pickup packet on Friday!!! Race day, park opens at 6:00am which gives a limited time for race day Packet Pick Up.
TIMING: Race Time Services
- Please pin bib on outside front of your clothing.
- Staggered starts to ensure social distancing
- Chip timing is to keep track of your laps/time.
- MUST cross timing mat after each lap to ensure your loops are being counted.
AWARDS: with staggered starts we will not have over all awards
Towne Square Pizza – 🙂 Yummy
we will have 2 deliveries
12:30pm and 3:00pm (approx. times)
AID STATION: 1 aid stations per loop. * if temperature demands it, we may add a water only aid station.
Stocked With… Salty, Sweet, Fruit, Potato w/salt, Pickles, Gatorade, E-Gel, Coke and Vernors (ginger ale).
** Limited food this year. We will not be preparing any food. If you need sandwiches or specialties, please bring your own.
- WHAT YOU GET:
• Female-Technical racerback Tank
Male-Technical sleeveless Tank
• All Finishers receive.. Medal or Belt Buckle
• NOTE: If you reach 50 miles or 100K distance, you will receive a BELT BUCKLE and Medal
- NOTE: if you reach 50K/25K distance, you will receive a 50k/25k keychain and medal … see pic below
• Post Food
- Buff 🙂
Buckle and Medal shown below
Camping: No camping at Bloomer Park
Nearest camping sites =
- Stony Creek Metro park: Rustic sites only
- Addison Oaks County Park: Full service campsites
- Both parks are approximately 20 minutes from Bloomer park
COURSE MAP: Coming soon (6/9/2020)
Note for 2020, Due to coronavirus, Liability Insurance, Park and City orders. We will be changing our route to comply with social Distancing and other concerns.
To download map… NA