March 23-24, 2013
Experience the beautiful desert landscape of Moab, Utah while testing your own personal limits. From the immense canyons with 1000 foot walls to the beautiful La Sal mountains the town of Moab lies in the midst of it all. Photographers and artists flock to this area for it’s natural beauty while endurance athletes are drawn to the relatively easy access to the remote locations. With an average high of 68 F and an average low of 38 F this is a truly amazing location for endurance races.
This is one of the most family friendly ultras around. Located approximately 20 minutes from town, family and friends are able to support their racer every hour or go into town for a break and visit many of the sites Moab has to offer.
Pre Race procedures
Each racer must check in at the Base Camp no later than 20 minutes prior to the start of the race and attend the pre-race meeting unless management is notified beforehand.
All racers who decide not to complete the 100 miles and stop before 24 hours get an official 24 Hours of Utah distance.
Pacers are allowed after 7:00 p.m. for the 100 mile race. Pacers are not allowed for the 50K. All pacers must check-in at the registration table before heading out.
Racers must attend the pre-race meeting.
Racers must log-in on each lap at the Base Camp located at the Start/Finish area. There will be a running clock, therefore the lap splits will run from lap-end time to lap-end time.
It is the racer’s responsibility to verify that you are logged-in correctly. You must clearly state your number and wait until the race official acknowledges that your time and number are recorded correctly.
Gemini Events will supply; candy, peanut butter and jelly rolls, assorted chips, granola bars, bananas, oranges, Hammer Gels, water, Hammer Heed (sports drink) and trail mix throughout the event. Beginning in the evening hot food will be served and will continue through the night.
Water and food may be supplied to any racer, by anyone, anywhere on the course. However, racers must stay well clear of the course when taking food or water.
A strict Leave No Trace policy will be implemented. Race management will supply an aid station with water halfway through the course.
Racers must display their race numbers at all times.
Federal, state and county laws and ordinances must be followed at all times.
Staying on course
While running a lap, racers must stay on the designated course. Any racer that goes off the designated course (i.e. shortcutting) will result in a disqualification.
Official protests must be made directly to the Race Director.
The race director has the final say in any ruling, including rulings made by the co-director.
Quiet hours at night, will be imposed from 7:00 p.m. Saturday until 7:00 a.m. Sunday. During this time, noise must be kept to a minimum but the fun will continue.
Running after dark
Racers entering the course two hours before sunset on Saturday and up to one-half hour before sunrise on Sunday must carry a light source and it must be in good working order. Racing with lights out is permitted but all runners must have some sort of lighting affixed to the outside of their clothing (i.e. glow stick). The course will be marked with reflective tape. We suggest using a headlamp or a handheld light that can be raised to eye level for night time navigation.
All 100 mile racers must complete his/her last lap by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday and 50K racers, by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Awards will be given as racers cross the finish line. 24 Hours solo runners will not be entered into the 100 standings. There will be overall champion awards and medals will be awarded for 1-3 place in both male and female categories in each of the following age categories:
Every racer who finishes 100 miles within the 30 hour limit and 50K within 8 hours will receive a finisher’s award.
In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation the race, race officials may end the race at any given time. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of runners or officials.
Camping is available at race start
5:00-6:30 am – race day registration, packet pick-up
6:45 am – pre race meeting – mandatory
7:00 am – race begins
3:00 pm – 50K cut-off
8:00 pm – Pacers allowed
1:00 pm – last lap must be completed
1:15 pm – awards ceremony
We will provide hot food throughout the night and Hammer Gel and Hammer Heed/water at Base Camp.
Drive approximately 16 miles north on Highway 191. Just after highway mile marker 141, turn left onto Mill Canyon Road, a dirt road that immediately crosses railroad tracks. Drive about 1 mile up the road passing the trailhead on the right. The base Camp will be on the right side of the road. This year’s race will be run on the beautiful Monitor and Merrimac trail 16 miles north of Moab. Racers will run 5.37 mile laps with approximately 11,000′ of climbing for the entire 100 miles and 3,500′ for the 50K. A rolling course, each lap starts at 4524’, reaches a high point of 4982’ and a low point of 4490’. The 100 mile race allows 30 hours to finish and 8 hours for the 50K. Hot food will be available during the cool night and there will be an unmanned water station approximately halfway through the loop to help runners enjoy the rugged trails and view the beautiful canyons below.
Male: Stephen Young 17:44
Female: Sonja Weick 21:58