The extinguishing of anguish from running a 100mile race is best served on a large belt buckle. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of races that award them to finishers. It may not be the main reason you run, but it might help you decide when trying to figure out which race you plan to book next season.
- If you complete 100 miles you will receive an antique bronze/copper buckle.
- If you complete 200 miles you will receive a larger antique silver buckle.
- If you complete 300 miles you will receive a larger antique gold buckle.
- If you complete 400, 500 or 600 miles you will now also receive a buckle with your mileage tier.
Q: What type of awards do runners who complete the race get?
A: Finisher: t-shirt, buckle, and a plaque. For a sub-24 hour finish, a very special buckle.
Awards All entrants will receive a beautiful t-shirt with a distinctive design. Finishers receive an engraved plaque indicating the date of the event and their finish time and place. They also receive a belt buckle reflective of their time: a Black Bear buckle for times between 30-36 hours, a Grizzly Bear buckle for times between 24-30 hours, and a Wolverine buckle for times under 24 hours. Winners, in addition to the items above, will receive large custom-engraved pine plaques documenting their accomplishment.
Headlands 100(No Longer offered)
Each runner finishing the 100 Mile race under the 30 hour cutoff will receive a Javelina Jundred 100 Mile finisher’s belt buckle. Those completing the race in less than 24 Hours will receive a larger, Sub-24 hour Javelina Jundred finisher’s belt buckle.
All runners completing the 100 Kilometer race under the 29 hour cutoff or who started the 100 Mile race and finish at least 4 laps under the overall cutoff will receive a 100K finisher’s belt buckle. (Please note that if you drop from the 100 Mile race, you will be listed as a DNF and not included in the 100K results although you still earn a belt buckle). All awards will be presented at the finish line when you complete your race.
Awards Ceremony will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Lake County Middle School gymnasium. All awards and finisher buckles will be presented at this time and must be picked up in person at the Lake County Middle School gymnasium. Participants who finish before the 25-hour cutoff will receive large buckles, while those that finish before the 30-hour cutoff but over the 25-hour cutoff will receive small buckles.
All finishers will receive an engraved belt buckle—silver for under 24 hours, pewter otherwise. There will be awards for the male and female winners in the categories noted below. At least two competitors must start the race in a category for an award to be earned.
Mother Road 100(No longer held)
Special awards to overall male and female winners. Buckles to all 100 mile finishers. Special buckle for sub-24 hour finishers
All finishers will receive their finisher’s medallion, belt buckle, embroidered finisher’s hoodie, finisher’s coffee cup and sponsor donated giveaways shortly after crossing the finish line. However, we highly encourage finishers, crews, pacers, and family to stick around at the finish line and enjoy watching others finish. There will be food and refreshments available until the last runner finishes.
All runners who finish the 100 mile Umstead Ultra will receive a “Hundred Miler” finisher certificate from the North Carolina Ultra Running Association that’s suitable for framing, and can choose between either a belt buckle or a silver pendant as their reward.
A beautifully engraved plaque depicting the race course will be awarded to all official finishers.
All finishers in under 24:00:00 hours will receive the hand-made silver Western States Endurance Run belt buckle.
All finishers who finish in a time of 24:00:00 but under 30 hours will receive the hand-made bronze Western States Endurance Run belt buckle to commemorate their achievement.