The 100 miler starts at the mouth of Proctor Canyon and climbs 700 ft. over 2 miles on doubletrack up to Proctor Canyon Aid Station (mile 2.1).
From there, the route follows the Grandview Trail south for 3 miles on singletrack past an unmanned water station (mile 5.2) and then continues on for nearly 7 miles and over 3,000 ft.of climbing through one of the most remote and rugged sections of the course to Blubber Creek Aid Station (mile 11.7), offering runners their first views from the rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau.
The route then continues south along the Grandview Trail, staying above the rim for just over 7 miles to Kanab Creek Aid Station (mile 19.1). This section is mixed singletrack and doubletrack with some amazing views and approximately 1,700 feet of gain and an equal amount of descent.
From here, runners continue on singletrack along the rim for just under 2 miles with some of the best views of the course, then head inland on doubletrack for 3 more miles on a gradual descent to Straight Canyon Aid Station (mile 24.1).
From here, runners leave the aid station on the main road for a half mile, then take a right along a rolling singletrack trail through Mill Valley for just over a mile and then face a brutal 1,500 ft. climb over the next 3 miles up to the high point and crowning overlook of the course at Pink Cliffs Aid Station (mile 28.8).
Runners will continue on a nice downhill descent approximately 900 feet to the Crawford Pass Aid Station/turnaround point (mile 34.2).
Runners will turn around and start climbing back toward Pink Cliffs Aid Station (mile 39.7) and continue to retrace the course through Straight Canyon Aid (mile 44.4), Kanab Creek Aid (mile 49.4), Blubber Creek Aid (mile 56.8) and the unmanned water station (mile 63.3). Going in the opposite direction will give you a completely different experience.
After the water station, runners will split off of the Grandview Trail and climb back up to the edge of the plateau at Blue Fly Aid Station (mile 67). This section will take runners through a colorful hoodoo amphitheater.
After Blue Fly Aid, the route heads inland on a doubletrack that heads northeast on a gradual downhill slope to Johnson Hollow Water Station (mile 73.8) then continues on for another 3 miles to an aid station near the East Fork of the Sevier River in the center of the plateau. From East Fork aid (mile 76.4), you’ll continue northwest on doubletrack that takes you back towards the edge of the plateau.
After the aid station at Coyote Hollow trailhead (mile 82.7), runners hop on the famous Thunder Mountain Trail. The first 4 miles of this trail climb up and down a series of about a dozen small ridges, each with about a hundred feet of climb and descent. It then steeply drops through a series of hoodoos on what is likely the most photographed section of the course. This section of trail can also be a bit slippery on the steeper sections, as there is often a tiny gravel layer that sits on top of the hard pack trail and can cause runners to lose their footing.
When the Thunder Mountain Trail Ts into the Grandview Trail (approximately mile 89), take a left and head south about 2 miles to the Thunder Mountain Water Station. After, runners will continue for another 2 miles to the Hillsdale Canyon Aid Station (mile 92.9).
Although this appears to be a comparatively mild section along the bottom of the plateau, this terrain is relentless with constant ups and downs- there is still over 800 ft. of climbing! The next section is similar, climbing over a series of small ridges in the foothills that ends up being more than a thousand feet of climbing over 7 miles back to Proctor Canyon Aid Station (mile 98.7). From here, it is all downhill to the finish line at the pond at the bottom of the canyon.
Event Dates: Saturday May 29, 2021 - Sunday May 30, 2021
Start Time: 5:00am MDT
End Time: 5:00pm MDT
Registration Limit: Sorry! This event is full.
$350.00 Race Fee
Registration ends May 28, 2021 at 6:00am MDT
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$350.00 Race Fee