pre race email

Race Instructions & Information

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Yo Momma’s Old School Trail Race is right around the corner! Hope all your training is going well and you are all looking forward to a great race!

Check out the race instructions below to help you prepare. Feel free to email us at with any questions or concerns.


* Race packets may be picked up on Friday September 29th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Start/Finish area at A.W. Marion State Park. 20505 Riegel Rd, Circleville, OH 43113. DO NOT use the Warner-Huffer address listed on the park’s website. Warner-Huffer is a funny little road that is split in two and separated by the lake! Many GPS devices will take you to the wrong side of Warner-Huffer Rd. You will see signs for our event when you get close to the park .

* Race Day- Packets may also be picked up on race morning from 5:30am-6:15am, at the Start/Finish area.

* You may have someone pick up your packet for you. Please note that if you have someone pick-up for you, you will need to check in on race morning and sign a waiver. No one will be allowed to run without signing a waiver. If the waiver is not signed you are not running in this event.


* There is parking at the Start/Finish area in the main parking lot for both packet pick-up and race day. Should we need more parking, volunteers will be on duty to direct you to overflow parking in the Marina area of the park, just a very short walk away.


* The Start/Finish is located at the Day-Use Area of the Park. 20505 Riegel Rd, Circleville, OH 43113. Again, DO NOT use the Warner-Huffer address listed on the parks website. You will see signs for our event when you get close to the park. (Look for the 50s For Yo Momma signs on State Rte 188 and US 22)

* Final race instructions start at 6:15am.* All races start at 6:30am.


The course is a challenging 4 mile loop with a mixture of single-track, roots-n-rocks, and a couple of grassy areas. There are plenty of rolling hills and LOTS of steps.

50 Milers- You will complete 13 loops for a total of 52 miles.

50k’ers- You will complete 8 loops for a total of 32 miles.

25k’ers- You will complete 4 loops for a total of 16 miles.

8 Milers- C’mon. I don’t really have to tell you, right? 2 loops

If you are one of the lucky folks who will be running slightly over your listed mileage, there is no additional charge. You’re welcome!!

For course maps and directions click here.

*Course Marking:

-  There will be about lots and lots of fluorescent orange and pink flagging tape along the course :) We will mark where you should go. We will mark off where you should NOT go.

- In addition to orange flagging tape, you will see the following types of course markers:

      - Signs with directional arrows informing you, “Yo Momma is This Way”

      - Orange flags

      - Ground marking paint

* We believe in OVER-marking our course! If you get lost on it, it is your fault ;)

* Will we have big mud this year?? Our Spring race at this park has been notoriously muddy many times. September in Ohio? Who knows?! There is a creek crossing. Please plan for wet feet, and be happy if they stay dry!

* The course has been measured multiple times with multiple devices. We have made every effort to be sure it is the advertised length. Please direct all complaints to Yo Momma :)

* Safety is our #1 priority. First aid supplies will be on hand and the appropriate medical personnel and Circleville Fire Dept will be on standby. Circleville Fire Dept. 740-474-3333

* Momma’s Old School Trail Race will take place RAIN OR SHINE; however, the RD’s reserve the right to change the course, delay the start, end early, or cancel altogether for safety reasons.

* Headlamps and/or flashlights will be required for all running in the dark.


* A runner may choose to switch races any time PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RACE at 6:30am. A runner may NOT switch races at any time after the 6:30 start. This is the only rule I am hardcore about people. Please make sure you have chosen the event you really want to be in before the start!

Please Note: If you plan to switch distances please do so in advance to help out your RD’s. If you let us know about the change by Monday Sept. 25, we will happily switch you to your preferred distance. If you make the change after that date, we will happily make the change…for a $5 transfer fee :) Simply shoot us an email at to switch distances.


* There will be one aid station, located at the Start/Finish.

* Aid station will be stocked with water, Hammer Products, cookies, pretzels, chips, candy, PB&Js, and fruit. We will also have ZANZIs pizzas available beginning around noon.

* Aid station will be stocked with First Aid supplies.

* Please bring a water bottle or other hydration container. We would like to join many of our trail racing friends in an effort to cut down on waste. We will have cups available, but we would be so happy if you could use your bottles as much as possible.

*About mid loop you will cross through the camp grounds.  You will run right by a water faucet it you need an emergency water fill up.


* You may leave a drop bag at the Start/Finish aid station shelter.

* If you are camping, feel free to use your camp site as an aid station as you run past. You may leave drop bags there, as well.


* There will be port-a-johns available within a few feet of the trail. These will be located in the Start/Finish area, the Marina, and the campgrounds.


* You MUST report to one of the RD’s -Rob or Angie Carroll- if you wish to drop from the race. Please DO NOT leave the course without letting us know! This is for your safety!


* There is a 14-hour cut-off for the 50k and 50 mile races. You MUST also be able to begin your final loop by 7:00PM. Our permit with the State Park is valid for specific times, and we can not make exceptions to this rule.

* There is a 10-hour cut-off for the 8 mile and 25k races. (we want you to finish so if this is an issue please let us know.)

* Please respect all volunteers, runners, the park and your RDs, or we will make fun of you mercilessly and DQ you :)

* If we determine a runner has cut the course for any reason, they will be disqualified and receive a DNF in race results.


* Cell phone service is limited in the park.


* Please bring your friends, families & crews to support and encourage you! The best part of a loop course is that you get so many opportunities to experience and appreciate that support!

* Crew, family, and friends can park in the main lot at the Start/Finish area, and should feel free to set-up pop-up tents and spend the day with us. There is plenty of green space in the start finish area!


* Camping is available at A.W. Marion State Park. Reserve a spot at or 866-644-6727. The campgrounds are about a 5 minute drive from the Start/Finish area.


* Pacers are allowed for the 50 Mile race ONLY. However, we want everyone to finish, so if you are in the 50k and desperately need a pacer, they must be pre-approved by the Race Directors. Shoot us an email at or .


* Awesome finisher awards will be awarded to all finishers completing their race within the designated time limit, upon crossing the finish line.

* Top 3 male and female finishers in each race will receive an equally awesome award, also upon crossing the finish line.


* Results will be posted ASAP on our website at, and at


* We are all grown-ups. Please don’t force us to DQ you for littering! We love our trails and want to keep them beautiful. Use the many trash cans or give your trash to a volunteer. DO NOT throw it on the ground! If you litter, you will be mocked, and we will be forced to post your picture on-line with the caption “Litter-Bug”. There will be trash cans at the aid stations, as well as a short distance away so you can dispose of items you would like to walk with for a bit.


* Thanks so much to all of our AMAZING volunteers! We absolutely could not put on such a wonderful event without them! Treat them with respect or be DQ’d!


* A special thanks to all of our generous sponsors. This event would never have gotten of the ground and lived to see a fifth year without their support. BERGER HEALTH SYSTEM is our Premier Sponsor again this year. They have been so supportive of our event!

RE Carroll & Sons Excavating                                                Bio-Freeze

Zanzi’s Pizza                                 She Bakes the Cakes                               

Road I.D.                             Hammer Nutrition       



This year showers will again be available at the Pickaway County YMCA until 4:00pm. 7 minute drive. 440 Nicholas Dr, Circleville, OH 43113


* We have several stickers available for purchase this year at a buck each :) Check em' out on our website.

* If you haven't done so already, check us out and LIKE us on FaceBook.

* Rob Carroll, RD 740-412-5649 and Angie Carroll, RD 740-497-0014. Feel free to shoot us a text if you have questions!


Thank you all so much for signing up! Obviously, there is no event without all of you. Ultra Runners are a great group of people, and we love the opportunity to support our amazing sport! There are certainly a lot of excellent choices for races nowadays, so we appreciate you selecting ours! See y’all on race day!

Rob Ang Carroll,
Sep 25, 2017, 5:57 AM
Rob Ang Carroll,
Sep 25, 2017, 6:02 AM