VERY IMPORTANT - MUST READ.
The email below was just sent to all racers. Due to conditions, we have unfortunately had to postpone the race. It will now take place on April 8th. Keep reading for full details.
Dear Bound the Mound Racer -
We have some bad news, followed by some good news.
Bound the Mound is not going to take place on Feb 24th due to Trail Conditions but has been rescheduled.
Postponing a race is a decision no one wants to make and no runner ever wants to hear. Since the race is put on by the Southern Indiana Triathlon Team, we, as fellow competitors, directly know and feel the pain of having a race postponed. WE ARE SO SORRY.
The short version for postponing the race is:
- The Ohio River is overflowing its banks and continues to rise;
- Much of the woods (and trails) at Angel Mounds in the area where the race takes place is already underwater;
- The forecast is calling for an additional 3-5 inches of rain between now and Saturday along with lightning and thunder on Saturday; and
- Angel Mounds has requested that we not race this weekend so that we do not damage their trails.
Since 2011, Bound the Mound has taken place in rain, ice, snow, and mud. We have had water crossings, ice rinks, and mud pits. However, the combination of conditions this year is unique and we want to respect Angel Mounds’ request as our host. Plus, none of us want to rut and destroy the trails that so many enjoy just for us to get in a race.
The good news is:
The race is rescheduled for Sunday, April 8th, 2018
What does this mean for you?
1) Do nothing and you are all set for the April 8th race, we will continue to update our Facebook Page, and reach out with a pre-race email the week before the race. (pst...... We hope you join us in April!
We are excited that we still get to have Bound the Mound this year, and will have the best darn trail race and party on April 8th. See you there!
Thank you for your understanding and support -
The entire Southern Indiana Triathlon Team
Date & Time
Saturday, April 8, 2018. All three races start simultaneously at 8 a.m. central time. Same day registration and packet pick-up is 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Angel Mounds State Historic Site (Visitor Center), 8215 Pollack Avenue, Evansville Indiana 47715. Click here for map.
Registration is limited to the first 300 entries (all three races combined). WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO REGISTER ONLINE! This ensures your place in the event and makes for a more smooth race day check-in. Early registration ends March 5, 2018. Prices will increase $5 after that date. Same day registration will be available provided space is still available for an additional $5. Online registration will remain open until midnight, Wednesday April 4th, unless the race fills before that date. You can also mail in your registration to:
Southern Indiana Triathlon Team
c/o Kara Grainger
5822 Hamilton Drive
Evansville, IN 47711
(please make checks payable to the Southern Indiana Triathlon Team)
If you prefer to mail in your registration, printable forms can be downloaded here.
Early Race Packet Pick-Up (optional)
Race packets can be picked up Friday, April 7th at Ultimate Fit (1308 S Green River Rd, Evansville, IN) from 4pm to 7pm. Same day packet pick-up will also be available race-day morning at Angel Mounds between 6:15 a.m. and 7:45 p.m.
ON OR BEFORE March 7 2018
- 5K - $25
- 10K - $30
- Half-Marathon - $40
AFTER March 7TH 2018
- 5K - $30
- 10K - $35
- Half-Marathon - $45
Note that same day registration is available provided the race has not filled. There will be an additional $5 fee for same day registrations.
Online registration is provided by Rise Up and Run race productions. (note there is a small transaction fee for online registration)
There are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend the event and need to cancel, please contact us and we will be happy to either roll your registration to the 2019 Bound the Mound event or provide you with a complimentary one-year membership to the Southern Indiana Triathlon Team. You may also transfer your bib to someone else at no additional charge. If you decide to transfer your bib to someone else you must contact us on or before March 30, 2018. There will be no bib transfers made on race day....
We will race, "rain or shine". Even if there is 2 feet of snow on the ground, we will race. Only in the event of severe weather or lightning will we delay or postpone the event. Note...the average low temperature during March in the Evansville area is 35 degrees with a high of 55 degrees.
The course is a 3.1 mile trail loop that winds through the Angel Mounds Woods. Consisting of a mix of single and double track trails, the course is very flat and a joy to run. Your feet will never touch the pavement while running this loop. Detailed course information and maps can be found on our "Course" page.
The event will be chip timed by Rise up and Run Race Productions. Finisher results will be made available throughtout the morning. Live lap splits may be available via mobile updates for those running the 10K or half-marathon. Complete timing and results will be posted to the website within 24 hours of the event's conclusion.
Drop-Down Policy (see the following from the FAQ.)
So let's say I sign up for the half-mary (4 laps), then I decide I want to cut it short and just complete the 10k (2 laps). What is your policy on this?
Good question and here's your answer. If you have pre-registered you are allowed to change your race provided you notify us at least 24 hours in advance of the event. You can do that here... Now, if you decide you want to cut it short and drop down to a shorter distance "after the race has started" you may do so. Please let one of the finish line volunteers know this as you come thru the finishing chute. However, if you choose to cut your race short after the race has started, you will not be eligible for any awards or recognition. You will still be listed as a finisher and included in the result for the distance you actually completed yet the results will indicate you dropped down to a shorter race. Regardless, your finish time and lap splits will be provided. We fully realize that runners have off days and there is no problem dropping down. We just need to keep it fair from an awards and recognition standpoint
The fully stocked and aid station will be located just beyond the start/finish line adjacent at the Angel Mounds Visitor Center. It will be stocked with the following......
*Special note... This is the only aid station on the course. Unlike road races that commonly have aid stations every mile, trail racing event typically space out aid stations every 3-4 miles. Please plan accordingly, especially with regards to hydration. There are no water stops out in the woods so be sure to bring your "handheld" water bottle, hydration pack or "fuel-belt".
For those running the 10K or half-marathon, there will be a designated area next to the aid station where you can place your drop bag. Drop bags can be used to discard (or add) additional clothing and/or stock your own nutrition/hydration not provided at the aid station.
There will be a short "drop zone" directly following the aid station. It will be clearly identified and trash containers will be available. This is the only place on the entire loop you may discard cups, wrappers etc.... Please do not discard any trash out on the course. Anyone caught violating this policy will be disqualified.
All races will have a 5 hour time limit and race timing will officially end at 1 p.m. If you do not complete your race within that time frame you will receive a DNF for your event.
We encourage you to bring out your friends and family to cheer you on. The Friends of Angel Mounds will be serving food throughout the race and you can also visit the Angel Mounds Historic Museum just yards away. Keep an eye out for special offers from the Angel Mounds State Historic Site. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and dress accordingly. The race begins and ends right next to the shelter house at the visitors center. For those participants running the 10K or half-marathon, your supporters will get to see you each time you complete a lap as you come back by the start/finish line.
Age Groups (for recognition purposes and 2018 Trail Runner Series Points only)
Awards & Finisher Goodies & Results
Awards will be given to the top 3 males and top 3 females for each race. A "finisher's hat" will be provided for all race finishers. The awards ceremony for each event will be held as follows....
- 5K - 9:00 a.m.
- 10K - 9:30 a.m.
- Half-Marathon - 10:30 a.m.
Additionally, results will be posted online within 48 hours of the events completion via the "Results" page. The top 3 finishers in each age group will receive online recognition however there are no age group awards for this event.
Post Race Meal & Refreshments
S'mores for a start!!!!! (the rest to be announced)
We are in need of volunteers to assist with this event. If you would like to help us out be sure to visit our "Volunteer" page.
Hotels & Accomodations
If you are in need of accommodations simply search for hotels in Evansville, Indiana. There are several located just minutes away from Angel Mounds. Here are just a few that come to mind. They all are located on Evansville's east side and are surrounded by a huge variety of restaurants.
- La Quinta Inn & Suites
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
- Baymont Inn & Suites
- Fairfield Inn Evansville East
- Hampton Inn
- Hilton Garden Inn
We are not endorsing any of these accommodations, rather just letting you know they are extremely close to the race site. All of these hotels are located at the intersection of Interstate 164 (Exit 7) and the Lloyd Expressway (State Route 66).
If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to contact us.