Post Race & Aid Station Food
Awards & Schwag
Where did the name River of No Return come from?
Cutoffs – not updated for 2015
***Course Cutoffs*** Runners must DEPART the aid station by the following times:
Runners not making the Cutoffs at Squaw Creek TH (Mile 30) and Fanny’s Hole (Mile 45) will immediately be removed from the race. Runners not making the Custer Motorway (Mile 57) cutoff will be allowed to continue on their own to the finish if desired, but will be withdrawn from the race competition at 2:10 am (i.e. will not receive finish time).
Aid station personnel will make announcements at 10 minutes and 5 minutes before the cutoff departure time and at the final cutoff time. Runners who have not departed the aid station area with their supplies, bottles, packs and pacer at the final cutoff will be pulled from the race immediately.
Drop Bag Locations:
- Bayhorse (Mile 16)
- Squaw Creek TH (Mile 30)
- Fanny’s Hole (Mile 45)
RONR_CREW_DRIVING_INSTRUCTIONS (.pdf for printing)
Pacers (100k only)
Post Race Food
All RONR’s will be treated to a baked chicken post race meal at the finish line:
Potato Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Chips
Soda Pop, Bottled Water
Concessions will be available at the finish as well for all participants and crew. Food, drinks, beer.
Aid Station Food
Otter Pops (100K select only)
PowerBar gels, blasts, etc.
Awards & Schwag
The following overall places will be awarded:
With your entry fee, you get:
Refunds will be allowed through May 1, 2014, less $20. No refunds will be given after May 1st.
Registered runners may switch race distances through June 1st by contacting race management. A check must be sent to cover the difference if moving up a distance. There is no refund of the difference if moving down a distance.
Age Limits – Minors
Those under 18 years old must get written consent from the race directors. If you feel you are able to run 10 or more miles through the mountains of Idaho and you are under 18, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before registering. We will go over your resume and determine if you are capable of safely finishing the race. We may require a parent to stay with you throughout the race if you are very young. Parents check with race management first, then proceed to register. We reserve the right to remove anyone under 18 from the course at any time, if they failed to obtain parental permission and race management approval.
The Mission of Challis Running
Our mission is to showcase the RONR Endurance Runs as a world-class ultra-running event. The RONR Endurance Runs provide a tangible backcountry experience for runners from the beginner to the elite level. Come test your mettle on these challenging courses! Directed by Paul Lind & Neal Russell.
River of No Return?
The Main Salmon River was called “The River of No Return” back in early mining days when boats could navigate down the river but could not get back up through the fast water and numerous rapids. The Salmon River flows through a canyon that is five thousand feet deep and nearly two hundred miles long. When Lewis and Clark encountered this gorge, they turned back and followed an old Indian route around the area. Early fur trappers also avoided the Salmon canyon. Because the canyon was too rugged for wagon roads, access was by packhorses over difficult trails or by river. Wooden, flat-bottomed boats were developed to take supplies and mining machinery from the end of the road at Salmon into the canyon. The Salmon River was too swift to bring these boats back up river for another trip, so they were dismantled, and the boards were used as lumber. Since these boats never came back to Salmon, the “River of No Return” as a term came into use around 1900. The romantic name lives on today, even though jet boats can navigate upstream.