The event is a 24-hour track race with a variety of race options. Additional options include 50-mile, 12-hour, 50K, 6-hour, 26.2-mile, and 13.1-mile events. Time limits for the distance races are 24-hours for the 50-mile race and 12-hours for the 50K, 26.2-mile, and 13.1-mile races. Any 24-hour participant who reaches 100-miles will receive an official 100-mile time in addition to a 24-hour distance. Participation will be limited to 100 competitors, and registrations will be filled in the order they are received.
The race is a qualifying event for the 2019 IAU 24-Hour World Championship. The race is intentionally held on a certified track to provide participants with a flat, cushioned surface to achieve their best performance. All efforts will be made to respect the endeavors of competitive athletes while promoting safe and fun environment for all participants.
Laps will be recorded by electronic chip timing and will be submitted for USATF record purposes.
You may leave the track at any point in time during the race, but you must return to the same place before continuing. You may not leave and return directly by the timing equipment, to avoid double counting a lap. Your number of laps, distance, and race will be shown on an electronic display near the start.
Awards will be given in Male and Female categories for the 24-Hour, 50-mile, 12-hour, 50K, 6-hour, 26.2-mile, and 13.1-mile overall individual winners. Belt buckles will be provided to 24-Hour and 50-mile finishers.
All runners will receive an event specific race shirt, and all finishers will receive a finisher medal.
Average temperatures for March in the Owasso area are 51, with an average high of 62 during the day and an average low of 40 at night. The record high in March is 99, and the record low is -3.
Important – Weather in Oklahoma in March can be sporadic. Be prepared with clothing to handle a wet and cold event. In case of rain, we will have tents and indoor rest areas available for crews and spectators to keep dry during the race.
We will have tables and chairs for runners to share. There is ample space around the track available to set up your own tables and chairs, blankets, or tents.
We will have a fully stocked aid station throughout the event with water, electrolyte drinks, and food. Volunteers can prepare food upon request and assist runners in every reasonable way.
The race route is a 400-meter all-weather track located at Owasso High School in Owasso, Oklahoma. The direction of travel will change every four hours, in accordance with standard practices. Portable restrooms will be available on the course, and showers will be available nearby.
The results for the 2017 Lhotse 24-Hour Endurance Challenge are now available here: 2017 Results
Congratulations to all of our finishers! We want to offer a special congratulations to Carolyn Caskie, who qualified for the Canadian 24-Hour Team.
Lhotse Endurance Athletes Network (L.E.A.N.) presents the 2nd annual
March 17-18, 2018
8:00 am CST
Owasso High School Track
For questions or additional information, contact:
Phone: (918) 640-4880
Lhotse 24-Hour Endurance Challenge
Online registration begins at 12:00 am CST on September16, 2017 and ends at 8:00 am CST on March 17, 2018
Individual 24-Hour: $200
Individual 50 Mile: $150
Individual 12-Hour: $150
Individual 50K: $100
Individual 6-Hour: $100
Individual 26.2 Mile: $100
Individual 13.1 Mile: $75
Registration fees include participation in the event, one custom event shirt per participant, and entry to the pre-race dinner on Friday, March 16.
The pre-race dinner will be held at the Owasso Track and Field House located at the race venue. Dinner will begin promptly at 6pm on Friday, March 16. We look forward to meeting you!
Register for your respective event here: RACE REGISTRATION