Runners interested in registering for the 100-Mile race MUST have completed a 50-mile race (or a race of greater distance) between April 9, 2020 and April 8, 2022. A link to the official race results will be required in order to participate.
The 100 Mile course heads west on a double track dirt road toward Gooseberry Mesa until you hit the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 5.2). From here you will begin running on one of the more iconic trail sections of this course- Gooseberry Mesa. This is a beautiful single track trail section with amazing views of Zion and the beautiful areas surrounding it. Make sure and pay attention to the trail on this section. There will be a lot of single track mtn. biking trails that will be marked with white dots on the rocks. Even though most of the trail coincides with the white dots, there are sections where we will deviate to different trails. Our course will be marked with pink ribbons. So always follow the pink ribbons. This loop will be run in a counterclockwise direction. You will hit the next aid station (Gooseberry Aid) at mile 12.8, about half way through the loop.
Upon your return to your second pass at the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 17.7) you will then drop down off the mesa. This is a VERY steep and rocky section. It’s a good idea to use some trekking poles to help you down this steep trail section, if you are comfortable using them. A water station will be set up near the bottom of the hill (Mondo Z) at mile 19.1.
From here, you will traverse along the desert trails toward the Virgin Desert Aid Station (mile 25.8). These trails will be mostly hard-packed dirt and double track with some slight rolling hills-- nothing technical though. We expect to slightly overlap with a mountain biking event in this section, so please remain aware of your surroundings.
From Virgin Desert, you will begin the Hurricane Rim loop. This is an awesome trail that is popular with the mtn. bikers in this area. Trail conditions are great! Hard-packed dirt with some great panoramic views. A water station will be set up for you at mile 31.4. From there you will continue on to the Virgin Dam Aid Station (mile 34.4). This is a great trail overlooking the Virgin River in some areas as you skirt along the rim.
You will then come to the Sheep Bridge Water Station (mile 38.2). This will be a great opportunity to top off your water before crossing the highway/SR-9 and climbing up onto Smith Mesa. This climb is mostly on an old paved road that is only used by ranchers a couple times a year.
Near the top, you will reach the Smith Mesa Aid Station (mile 42.6). This next section on Smith Mesa can be really tough if the cows have recently trampled through mud, then it hardens- so watch your footing. Before dropping down off of Smith Mesa you will hit the Flying Monkey Water Station (mile 49.3). Flying Monkey is another steep and technical section. There will be a short section right after the water station where a rope is set up to help lower yourself down the steepest part.
From Flying Monkey, you will have a nice downhill trail run to the Virgin BMX Aid Station (mile 51.8). From there, you will make your way across Dalton Wash. This is a small creek crossing (Some people prefer to take their shoes off before crossing to avoid running in wet shoes).
After crossing the creek, you will begin the steep climb up toward the Guacamole Trail. Most of this section is going to be on a double track dirt road as you make your way up toward one of our favorite trail sections of this course. You will reach the Guacamole Aid Station at mile 57.5. From the aid station you will run a lollipop loop. Again, make sure and follow the pink ribbons. There will be a lot of slickrock on this section too. It’s always a good idea to look ahead for the next pink ribbon. Upon returning to the Guacamole Aid Station (mile 64.3), you will drop back down the same hill to the Virgin BMX Aid Station (mile 70). This will definitely be a good place to pick up a pacer if you have one.
From Virgin BMX Aid, you will drop back down and cross SR-9. Once across the road, you will start making your way back across the desert toward the Goosebump Aid Station. That same water station you hit after coming down from Goosebump earlier in the race will be set up at mile 73.8. Once again, it’s a good idea to top off your water before you climb the killer Mondo Z up toward Goosebump Aid (mile 75.2). You will then head back on the same double track you started on toward the Start/Finish area.
We will have an area close to the Finish Line where crew access will be available (mile 80.1). This is a great place to swap out pacers and to have your friends and family cheer you on. You will then downhill on a dirt road to Grafton Mesa Aid (mile 81.7). You may stop if you like, but this is a very fast downhill run toward Wire Mesa.
Once you arrive at the Wire Mesa Aid Station (mile 83.6), you will be treated to run this incredible section of trail! Wire Mesa has great views of Zion and wonderful, very runnable trail conditions. There is not a lot of elevation variation, so take advantage of it. You will return to the Wire Mesa Aid Station (mile 90.7) before beginning your uphill trek back up the same dirt road toward Grafton Mesa Aid Station (mile 92.6).
You will run the Grafton Mesa Trail loop in a counterclockwise direction. This trail is going to be a little more technical than Wire Mesa, though still very runnable with beautiful views to enjoy. After the loop, you will pass through Grafton Mesa Aid (mile 98.1) for a third time before your final short- but steep section of dirt road back to the finish line.
Event Dates: Saturday April 9, 2022 - Sunday April 10, 2022
Start Time: 5:00am MDT
End Time: 5:30pm MDT
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Price increases to $300.00 after October 3, 2021 at 11:59pm MDT
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