TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Virtual Lost Lake Run allows runners to register to complete the course from the Primrose Trailhead to the Lost Lake Trailhead (or vice versa) during any single day between July 5 and Labor Day (September 7) 2020. You must complete the course in a single day. Registration will remain open from July 4 through September 7, 2020. Unlike the traditional Lost Lake Run, we will not be limiting the number of participants in the Virtual Lost Lake Run.
Why 65? We have used a 65 day window for participants to complete the course, reducing the impact of several participants on the course over a shorter duration. We have also selected 65 days to coincide with this year’s 65th Anniversary of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The number 65 is special in the Cystic Fibrosis community. The “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965 when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as “65 Roses.” Today, “65 Roses” is a term often used by young children with cystic fibrosis to pronounce the name of their disease.
Lost Lake Trail. You can travel the course in either direction between the Primrose trailhead and the Lost Lake trailhead. Participants must take a picture of themselves at the starting trailhead, at the bridge near the top of the trail, and at the finishing trailhead. The trailhead signs must be clearly visible in your photos, as well as the bridge. Also, you must have at least your face in each of the photos. These “selfies” will confirm that the participant completed the course. This will be an untimed event.
Confirmed Finish. Send each set of photos to me for confirmation. Once confirmed, I will post them to the web site. At the completion of the race, I will combine all of these photos into a video slide show that will be set to music and placed on the Lost Lake Run youtube channel. I have set up a special email address for these virtual run photos: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and the email address you used during registration (if it’s different from the one you are sending from) with your three photos (start, bridge, finish). NOTE: Each participant must have a unique email address. We are unable to have more than one participant associated with an email address. If this creates a hardship for you, please contact me to discuss other options.
Legendary Lost Lake Runners. Confirmed finishes from the Primrose trailhead to the Lost Lake trailhead (or vice versa) will be counted toward your total finishes for Legendary Lost Lake Runner status. Those participants that have twelve official finishes of the Lost Lake Run are considered “Legendary Lost Lake Runners.” As a Legendary Lost Lake Runner, you are eligible for early registration each year.
Registration Fee. The Virtual Lost Lake Run registration fee is $65. Again, we have used the number 65 to represent both “65 Roses” and the 65th Anniversary of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All confirmed finishes will receive a t-shirt. T-shirts will be ordered immediately after the race is completed. It will take 4 to 6 weeks to have the t-shirts made and shipped out to you. We anticipate all the shirts to be in your hands no later than Halloween.
Mile Markers. As a part of your registration confirmation, I will be sending you a PDF version of a Mile Marker that contains the photo of an Alaskan with Cystic Fibrosis. If you could print this out and include this with each of your selfie, that would be greatly appreciated.
Any 15 Mile Course. For those that are unable to travel to Seward but would still like to participate, we also offer participants the option to do any 15-mile course of their choosing. Send me a selfie at the start and the finish and tell me about the course you ran when you send the photos to me. Unfortunately, we are only able to count Lost Lake Trail runs toward your confirmed finishes for Legendary status.
Hazards. Rapid weather changes including precipitation of all types, wind, and temperature changes along the trail. Animals (bears, moose, stinging insects, and other vermin). Water sources, other than aid station, to be used at your own risk. Trail does contain some areas overgrown by vegetation.
Medical Aid. There will be NO medical aid stations along the run, however, weather permitting there will be a water station, with emergency supplies available at the halfway mark.
IF YOU ARE HURT AND AN EMERGENCY MEDIVAC, IS NECESSARY,
IT WILL BE AT YOUR EXPENSE
Personal Equipment. It is recommended that you carry a water container, stocking cap, gloves, and wind gear.
Rules. Each entrant must:
- Agree to the waiver of responsibility by clicking on the “Submit” button below and signing the race book at bib pickup
- Be at least 15 years of age
- Carry out all of their garbage
- Complete the run within a contiguous 24-hour period
- Complete the run between July 5, 2020 and September 7, 2020
Refunds. There are no refunds. Registrations are non-transferable.
Respecting the Trail. The Lost Lake area is a spectacularly beautiful, yet easily accessible alpine area within the Chugach National Forest. Our goal is to continue to offer this race without impacting the trail. You can help by adhering to the following basic principals while on the trail:
- Avoid traveling on areas of the trail that are particularly fragile, or during snow melt when the trail is muddy.
- Stay on the main trail and avoid the temptation to keep your feet dry by going off trail. Walking or running outside the main trail tread breaks down the trail edge and widens it.
- Muddy stretches and snow patches should be crossed rather than skirted to avoid creating new paths.
- Hike or run on hard surfaces such as rocks or gravel wherever possible.
- Avoid hiking or running on the faint user-created trails.
Web Site. The official Lost Lake Run web site is located at: www.LostLakeRun.com
I verify that I understand and agree to absolve and hold harmless the Chugach National Forest, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Lost Lake Run, Inc., and all sponsors, be they individuals or organizations, separately or collectively, of all blame for any injury, misadventure, harm, loss, or inconvenience in any of the activities associated with the said event. I assume all risks, and will assume and pay my own medical and emergency expenses in the event of an accident, illness or other capacity regardless of whether I have authorized such expenses. To participate in the Lost Lake Run, I accept all rules, conditions, and regulations and will comply with them. I am aware that a wilderness endurance run of this nature may be extremely difficult and hazardous for even well conditioned athletes under the most favorable physical conditions. I understand that I should not participate in this event unless I am in excellent condition, have trained properly and have no medical condition that could likely be worsened by vigorous physical activity or environmental stress and I am aware of the hazards and warnings listed in the run rules.
By completing this registration process, I agree to the terms and conditions as stated above and verify that the information that has been entered is correct. I also understand that all registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.