“It’s The LAST CALL At Bill Buck’s Dance Hall!”
Do you remember the last dance at Prom? Nervous looks around, everyone hoping to be picked to awkwardly dance to Time After Time or Stairway To Heaven. We choose you, you uncoordinated runner you. Come dance with us, we have the perfect partner for you.
16-hours after the 100-mile runners have started their Silverheels adventure through these mountains, we’re making a Last Call for runners looking to take the last dance. Starting precisely at midnight, you’ll have 6 hours to navigate the course in the dark before the lights come on and you get to see who you’ve been dancing with all night. They’ll be as ugly as you remember. Your partner’s name is #Adversity, and it’s not done dancing yet. You’ll have ten more hours to get the deed done (16 hour cut-off math majors!). Will you find a new partner to dance with and finish the challenge, or get stuck dancing in the same suffer circle with #Adversity stepping all over your toes?
Date: July 8, 2018
Distances: 53.3 Miles
Average Elevation: 10,778′
Max Elevation: 12,070′
Start Time: 12:00 AM
Time Limit: 16 Hours
Location: Fairplay, CO
CLICK HERE to see a detailed course profile.
December 1, 2017 – December 3, 2017: $80
December 4, 2017 – March 31, 2018: $100
April 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018: $115
Race Day: $120 CASH ONLY (No Shirts, & Awards by limited availability only)
Those registering after Monday, June 25, 2018 will not receive a race shirt, and awards only as available (limited)
Online Registration closes June 30, 2018 at 11:59pm
Course: The course starts and finishes at Cohen Park located in Fairplay, CO. Runners will negotiate Dirt and Gravel Roads, Single track trail, and remote trails of the Pike National Forest/South Park Ranger District. Runners will negotiate these trails and roads at elevations between 9,000 and 12,500′. The course shares the same course as the Silverheels 100-mile Endurance Run, which takes place at the same time as this run. There are a few variations which allow for the 50-mile distance.
Note: This race provides a unique opportunity for runners in this 50-mile run to share the same final 37 miles as the Silverheels 100. If you’re someone who doesn’t particularly care about your finishing time, you could sign up for this race and get a finishers time, shirt and award all the while pacing a friend to the finish of the 100. You’ll just need to time it right…. good luck!
Aid Stations: Runners will access 6 aid locations with a total of 9 stops. Each aid station will be fully stocked with water, electrolyte drink, and assorted “Ultra” snacks. Please see our Aid Stations chart for more details.
Crews and Pacers: Due to access difficulty in the area, there will be crew access at TWO (2) aid station locations. Crews can tend to their runners two (2) times on the course between these two stations. Please see the aid station chart provided via the button at the top of this page.
No Pacers are allowed!
Parking: All runners and spectators must park at the designated parking locations ONLY. We ask that you NOT park on Main Street, Front Street or 4th Street in Fairplay. PLEASE ONLY PARK IN DESIGNATED AREAS. A map of these areas will be available closer to the race.
Pre-Race Check in: Packet and bib number Pick-Up will take place from 7p-9:15p at Cohen Park on Saturday Night; All runners must check-in with race staff the night of the run by 9:15PM. Runners not checked in by 9:15 PM will not be scored as official runners of the event.
Pre-Race Briefing: 9:15pm Saturday Evening at Cohen Park
THE LAST CALL DRINK!: In order to participate in “The Last Call,” Runner’s will need to purchase their shot at time of registration. Only those 21-years of age and older will be allowed to imbibe. You will be carded at race check-in and your bib will be marked accordingly. You’ll need to bring your state or federally issued ID to race check-in so we can verify your age. There will be no refunds for those who forget their ID, change their mind, or are not actually of age ad purchased the shot. Only those with the appropriate mark on their bib will be served. Runners are only allowed one (1) shot, which will be a race staff selected Colorado Whiskey. The shot costs $5, MUST be purchased online at time of registration, and will take place at 11:50pm Saturday Night right before the race starts. Each runner who participates will get to keep their memento shot glass with race logo on it. (Race staff will hold your shot glass at the finish line for you to pick up when you’re done running)
Post-Race Celebration: There will be a post race gathering at Cohen Park. We’ll welcome all of our runners to the finish line with food and drink.
Awards: All official finishers will receive a unique finishers award that are usually utilitarian. We’ll also present special awards to DFL, Best Blood and a few surprise awards as well.
NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED
Permits: This event is being held in accordance with permits from the U.S. Forest Service, Pike National Forest – South Park Ranger District, Park County, The City of Fairplay, and permission from our local private land owners. We ask that you please respect and care for the land this event is held on to help ensure the future of this race and to limit our environmental impact.
Any additional race information, changes, and updates will be sent to registered entrants ONLY via e-mail communication.
PLEASE NOTE: The Last Call 50-Mile Endurance Run takes place in a delicate mountain environment. The route utilizes a variety of properties owned and/or managed by Park County, The Town of Fairplay, The United States Forest Service, and numerous Private Land Owners. All of these relationships, especially those with private land owners, are also delicate in nature. Simply put, it is not our right to hold this race, it is a privilege. While we welcome and encourage you to train on the course, we ask that you please be careful to only utilize the course via the route which has been fully approved by all parties. NEVER travel onto private property and be respectful of all private lands. Leave it better than you found it and above all else, leave no trace, take only pictures. Those who so choose to use unapproved private lands will be swiftly banned from any and all HPRS events for LIFE.