Rebel Trail Challenge

Running race Other
Shannon Richardson, University of Mississippi - Campus Recreation
5 miles
11/12/2016 8:30 am
United States Oxford, MS Location Map


Open to ages 10 and older (ages 10-15 must register under the "Youth" category)

Location: South Campus Rail Trail located off Chucky Mullins Drive, just south of Hwy 6

Date: Saturday, November 12th

Check In: 7:30-8:00 a.m.

Racers Assemble: 8:15 a.m.

Race Begins: 8:30 a.m.

Are You Ready? We are gearing up for the third annual Rebel Trail Challenge, so find a partner and take the challenge – prepare to run, climb, crawl, carry, and get muddy! You and your race partner will run the rail trail and the adjacent bike trails (5 miles for ages 16 and up, 4 miles for the youth division), and navigate obstacles such as the Wall Scramble, Rope Climb, Spider Web, Low Crawl, Jug Carry, and Tire Sprint. There are 7 Divisions: Elite Male, Elite Female, Elite Corec, Rookie Male, Rookie Female, Rookie Corec,and Youth (10-15 yrs). All racers receive a technical t-shirt and race bag; first place finishers in each division receive prizes and medals. All proceeds benefit student scholarships.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Title Sponsor: Jim Keras Subaru
Obstacle Sponsors: Campus Recreation, Maxx Strength & Conditioning, Mississippi National Guard, University Sporting Goods, Volta

    Race Day: the essentials

    · This is a partner event. You and your “partner in grime” must stay within sight of each other, for both safety and competition. The goal is to help each other conquer the challenges and to complete the race as a team. You will not be allowed to proceed past the checkpoints (obstacles) without your partner.

    · You must stay on the marked route at all times. The route is marked with blaze orange tape and flags. Volunteers wearing white shirts will be stationed along the route to make sure you’re going the right way.

    · You are all in this race together, and although we’re all here to win, remember that safety and sportsmanship come first. Consideration of others takes precedent over everything - please stop to assist other teams if they are in need of assistance.

    · Each team is responsible for and encouraged to bring water and snacks for the race. Even though it will be cold, you must stay hydrated. Please remember to bring a change of clothes for post-race announcements and door prize drawings; also, the Yocnapataco food truck will be selling delicious breakfast burritos post-race!

    · Please review this entire packet to be informed of rules, regulations, and race map.

    Race Day Itinerary

    Directions: From Highway 6, take the Chucky Mullins Drive (formerly Coliseum Drive) exit and go south, away from campus. After going straight through a four-way stop, you will see the entrance to the trail on the right. Look for us there! If you pass the pedestrian crosswalk, you have gone too far.

    Parking is available along Chucky Mullins Drive. Volunteers will be there to direct traffic. Please use caution when crossing this busy street, and please cross at the marked crosswalk.

    Check-In begins at 7:30 a.m. at RACE CENTRAL, located at the trail entrance. You and your partner will receive your race packet and bib numbers at this time. You do not have to check in at the exact same time as your partner, but both partners must check in by 8:00 a.m. Please alert or remind the registration volunteers if you have any pre-existing medical conditions at this time.

    Race Heats: You will be organized into your self-rated category and given a start time (racers will begin in 30 sec. increments). Participants age 10-15 must register in the Youth category. The first racers will be released at 8:30 a.m. at the trail entrance STARTING LINE. Teams will be released in 30 second increments starting with Elite Men, then Elite Women, Elite CoRec, Rookie Men, Rookie Women, Rookie CoRec, and Youth. Race heats will start promptly at 8:30 a.m.

    Contingency Plan: if there is threat of dangerous weather, please monitor the Ole Miss Campus Recreation Facebook & Twitter pages for any updates and changes from the Race Crew.

    Recommendations: What to Wear +Bring

    · Wool and/or polypropylene layered clothing and socks (cotton is not advised)

    · Windbreaker/light jacket (temps predicted in 50’s that morning)

    · Running shoes, particularly trail running shoes that can protect your ankles from roots and rocks

    · Warm hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

    · Personal medications! (epinephrine pens, asthma inhalers, diabetic glucose, etc)

    · Water & high energy snacks (we will have 3 water stations along the route)

    Rebel Trail Challenge Official Rules +Regulations


    1. Teammates must stay in sight of each other at all times during the event. Racers will not be allowed to continue past checkpoints/obstacles without their partner.

    2. All racers must have their Rebel Trail Challenge racing bib number on them at all times. Racing bib numbers will also be applied to each racer’s hand with semi-permanent marker by the Race Crew at check-in.

    3. All racers must complete the obstacles as a team. Both members must climb, crawl, or carry to effectively complete the obstacle and continue. Race Crew reserves the right to make teams redo the obstacle if it is not completed correctly. If a team cannot complete the obstacle, they will be given a 5-minute real-time penalty.

    4. Throughout the course, there will be checkpoints to verify that all racers stay on the course and are safe and secure. The Race Crew reserves the right to issue a 5-minute penalty if the team does not stay on the designated route.

    5. The Race Directors (Section Leaders) have the final say in regards to all issues related to the rules and regulations.

    6. Know and practice the Outdoor Ethics of Leave No Trace:

    o Plan ahead and prepare.

    o Dispose of waste properly. Pack it in and pack it out.

    o Leave what you find.

    o Respect wildlife.

    o Be considerate of other visitors.

    Race Routes

    1. Volunteers (in white shirts) and signs will be positioned along the trail to guide your team. You MUST follow the designated trail, which will be marked with blaze orange tape and flags. These marked routes exist for three reasons: race uniformity, safety and fairness for all racers.

    2. Please be advised that none of the trails we will be traveling on during the course of this event are closed to the public. It is your responsibility to conduct yourself in a safe and responsible way while at the same time representing the Rebel Trail Challenge and the sport of adventure racing in a positive way.

    Finish Timing and Awards

    1. The first team that completes all obstacles and crosses the finish line with both team members in the least amount of time will be declared the overall winner of their division. There are seven divisions: Elite Male, Elite Female, Elite CoRec, Rookie Male, Rookie Female, Rookie CoRec, and Youth.

    2. Both team members must cross the finish line together, having completed the course as laid out by the Race Crew. Elite winners will be announced between 9:00-9:15 a.m. and the Rookie winners will be announced between 9:15-9:30 a.m.

    3. Both partners from the first place team from each division will be awarded a medal inscribed with the race logo and date. Every racer will be entered into the door prize drawing – this year we have restaurant gift certificates, free yoga classes, Ole Miss gear, and much more!

    Team Withdrawal

    1. If a team decides to withdraw, the team must withdraw at a First Aid/Water Tent located on the rail bed trail, except in the event of a medical emergency.

    2. It is the responsibility of participants to inform Race Crew if and when they withdraw from the event.


    1. Teams are permitted to receive limited medical attention at First Aid tents and still continue on in the event. Teams requiring medical attention anywhere else on the racing route will be removed from the event.

    2. In all circumstances, medical personnel have the FINAL say in regards to competitors continuing on in the event.

    3. In the event of a medical emergency on the racing route where one or more members of your team are incapacitated, use word of mouth notification to inform other of your emergency and request they inform the nearest First Aid Tent or race volunteer.

    4. Teams must bring their own water and snacks, as well as prescription medications. Water stations will be provided along the rail bed, but racers should not rely solely on these stations for hydration. Over the counter medications will be provided as needed.


    Team Disqualification will occur for:

    o Unfair behavior

    o Purposefully choosing an alternate running route

    o Use of unauthorized equipment

    o Abandonment of team member during the race

    o Non-assistance to a person in danger

    o Use of performance-enhancing drugs or alcohol

    o Deliberately cheating

    o Any breaches of rules and regulations stated above

**No refunds will be given. A racer may find a substitute to take their spot. The payment interaction will occur between the racer and the substitute. Ole Miss Campus Recreation will not be responsible for the money exchange. Once the substitute is determined, please email with the new racer information.