+ Can I use a race that was more than 15 months before race date as my qualifier?
No. Qualifiers must be completed within 15 months of the War Hammer race date to ensure that the competitor is in adequate training condition and has recent experience in long distance ultrarunning competition.
+ Will you accept a Strava activity or GPS file as my qualifier in place of an official race?
No. GPS files and activities can easily be created and manipulated. Qualifiers must be verifiable, official races with published results.
+ Do I still get a finisher's award if I make all the aid station cut offs but miss the finish line cut off?
No. To officially finish the race a runner must run the entire race course within the allotted time. Even if you run the full distance you must also do so within the official time limits to receive an official finishing time or finisher award.
+ Are there restrooms on the course?
Some of the aid stations, such as Lago Linda and Heidelberg Park, do have existing restrooms at the facility. However, most aid stations do not have restroom facilities. Plan accordingly.
+ Is there gear check at the start line?
Yes. You may check one bag with us at the start line, and we will transport it to the finish line for you if you do not have a support crew.
+ Can I leave my car at the start line and pick it up on Sunday?
No. No vehicles may be left at Natural Bridge State Park after the race starts.
+ How much of the race is on trail, road, gravel, etc.?
The race is approximately 65% trail, 20% gravel or dirt road, and 15% paved road.
+ Are there any water crossings?
Yes. A lot. Some are minor. Some are more significant. There are several that will be at least shin deep with no way across without just walking through. The deepest is Horse Lick Creek which is about mile 83(ish) just before the White Oak Branch aid station. It is typically knee or thigh deep. In 2018, after a week of rain, the creek was chest deep on most runners.