Common Questions

To become a CUSSing runner you must do the following.

1. Complete 10 CUSS challenges. (previous completions will count)

2. Send me a physical letter detailing why you want to be a CUSSing runner.

3. Send me 1 idea for a CUSS challenge.

4. Nominate another runner for initiation.

5. Volunteer for a CUSS event or a trail event in your area.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you will be sent your membership rewards. These include a CUSS Racing kit, exclusive access to members only challenges, discounts on CUSS Races, and something super cool from the founder.

We have volunteer opportunities at all of our races. We’ve also adopted a portion of the Dan Ryan Woods and host monthly cleanups.

If you’re not in the area, join the FB group and be a part of the conversations!

BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Entries

One of the things we strive for is to create a community of belonging and equality in the running
community. As much as we want to say that all you need to run is a pair of shoes, we know the reality is much more complex. To create intentional space for people, we have a number of free entries for our races that we would like to extend to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ athletes. We would like to emphasize that these are not need based scholarships. These entries are an affirmation of belonging in our community. We are not in any way publicly advertising who accepts an entry, and you do not have to be an out member of the LGBTQ+ community to receive one. We are no questioning or asking for additional information from anyone who asks for a code, they will be handed out as long as we have funding to do so.

If you would like a code, please email us at . We
have earmarked funds for both BIPOC and LGBTQ+. Please feel free to share this offer with friends.


Entrance Policy for Transgender Athletes

We will accept each entrant’s declared gender at face value, and no additional supporting
evidence is required. Athletes may register as the gender they identify with.

Entrance Policy for Non-Binary Athletes

People whose gender is not male or female; including but not limited to: genderqueer, agender, bigender. We want to acknowledge, respect, and provide opportunity in the registration process to express their desired pronouns. Please email after registration and we will amend our records as Ultrasignup does not currently have that option.

  • AWDs must be able to run the course.
  • Tethers may be used for athletes with a visual impairment.
  • Leg prosthetics may be used for amputees.
  • Crutches, braces, or poles may be used if indicated/necessary, with approval from the RD.
  • AWDs must be able to finish within the cutoff

We accept deferrals for injuries, pregnancies, illness, military deployments and, honestly, loss of motivation. Just email and we’ll defer your entry to the following year.