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Cirque Series - Snowbird, UT

Sat July 13, 2024 Snowbird, UT 84092 US Directions

Events

Sport Division (beginner / intermediate)

$79 10:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Registration ends July 13, 2024 at 10:00am MDT

Expert Divison

$79 10:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Registration ends July 13, 2024 at 10:00am MDT

Pro Division

$79 10:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Registration ends July 13, 2024 at 10:00am MDT

Volunteer

$0 8:00AM MDT - 3:00PM MDT Registration ends July 13, 2024 at 11:30am MDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.cirqueseries.com/snowbird/.

Additional Fees

National Forest Fee: $2.00

Place

9385 S. Snowbird Center Dr.
Snowbird, UT US 84092

Description

Join us for another year of the Cirque Series at Snowbird.  8.6 miles featuring 3,566' vert.

Cirque Series Prizes
Prizes will be distributed at the end of each race and for the overall series winners. There are three categories in which the prizes will be given out: Sport, Expert and Pro.  Prizes for each race are as follows:

Pro 
1st place - $1000 cash
2nd place - $500 cash 
3rd place - $400 cash 

Expert 
1st - $400 in Gear each race
2nd - $250 in Gear each race
3rd - $150 in Gear each race

Sport 
1st - $300 in Gear each race
2nd - $200 in Gear each race
3rd - $100 in Gear each race

Grom Award - youngest competitor wins a prize from On Running.

OG Award - wisest competitor wins a prize from Backcountry.com

Lexie Award - the "unofficial MVP" of the race will win a prize from RAB.

Middle of the Pack Award - the person that finished exactly middle will win a prize from STIO.

2024 USATF Mountain Running Championships: To be championship eligible, athletes must be a 2024 USA Track & Field (USATF) member and eligible to represent Team USA in international competition. In an effort to promote #cleansport, athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing. Athletes interested in USATF Mountain Running Championships participation and needing USATF membership registration, please go to Membership | USA Track & Field (usatf.org).

USATF Mountain Running Championship Categories:

Top 10 Recognition
Open (Age 16 and up)

Top 3 Recognition:
Under 20 (Age 14 on the day of competition up to age 19 through the calendar year)
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80-84
85-89
90+

Collegiate Mountain Running National Championship Categories:

Collegiate Championship Details  

Top 5 College Students Recognition 

Top 3 College Students Prize Money

Open any person who has taken or taking at least 1 college course from January 1, 2024 to race day. Eligibility details here: collegiaterunning.org/eligibility-faq

Overall 2024 Cirque Series Season Winner + Points
The racers with the most points at the end of all races will be declared the overall 2024 winner.  The top 20 racers of each event will obtain points. The following is the per stage breakdown as a function of place:

1 - 50pt    6 - 30pt    11 - 20pt 16 - 10pt 
2 - 40pt    7 - 28pt    12 - 18pt 17 - 8pt
3 - 36pt    8 - 26pt    13 - 16pt 18 - 6pt
4 - 34pt    9 - 24pt    14 - 14pt 19 - 4pt
5 - 32pt    10 - 22pt    15 - 12pt 20 - 2pt

PRIZE MONEY 2024 OVERALL SEASON STANDINGS   **Men's & Women's
 
PRO
1ST - $1500 + PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season
2ND - $500 + PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season
3RD - $250 + PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season

EXPERT
1ST - PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season 
2ND- PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season 
3RD- PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season

SPORT
1ST - PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season 
2ND- PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season 
3RD- PEAK FREAK Belt Buckle - Overall 2024 season

**All OVERALL podium placers will also receive Cirque Series 2024 PEAK FREAK belt buckle.  

**Everyone that runs all six '24 USA races will receive a Cirque Series 2024 PEAK FREAK belt buckle.  

TRAINING with SAMSARA EXPERIENCE 

Registration
We are capping race at 500 entries, we encourage you to sign up right away.


Bibs / Timing Chips
Cirque Series will utilize Competitive Timing to time this event using a disposable chip placed on the back of your bib.

Do not fold, crush, modify or remove the chip from the bib. Failing to wear the chip properly may cause the chip to malfunction and for your time not to be recorded, i.e. "in the results".

You may dispose of the chip/bib after the race is over.

Rules / Guidelines
Please help us preserve the beauty of our mountains and assist in maintaining an enjoyable, safe event for everyone involved.
Please respect private property near the trails. Do not trespass. 
No littering: Participants are encouraged to carry water and food during the event. 
Please dispose of all waste and recyclables in the proper containers. 
Please be respectful of all Forest Service officials. 
Do not impede another runner. 
Leave no trace: Pack-in pack-out.

We will provide PROTEKT hydration for all participants at the aid stations & finish line.

Any Q's, please email: julian@cirqueseries.com 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

COURSE DESCRIPTION & INFO

The, 8.6 mile, course with 3,566 ft of climbing starts at Creekside base area, begin running up towards Mid-Gad, then head east onto Rothman Way, connecting you to steep Peruvian service road on Peruvian Gulch Trail. Turn onto the Ridge trail feel the burn in your legs with large sweeping views Snowbird’s Cirque and Mt. Baldy ending up on Hidden Peak with expansive views of the entire Wasatch Range. Catch your breath and loop around the backside of Hidden Peak and make your way down to Gorilla Pass and head straight up to the Summit of Mt. Baldy, the highest point in the race. Make your way down a steep and technical section of trail, being sure to save enough energy for one more uphill section to the cool refreshing shade and air of Snowbird’s Ski through Tunnel. Now a final mix of dirt roads and single track for the final 3 mile stretch down Peruvian Gulch, single track and roads, passing by Oktoberfest plaza & the Mountain coaster, then into to the Finish Line in Creekside.

**course subject to change as necessary 

**Every computer is subject to a strict cut-off time, at Hidden Peak summit (top of tram), of 2 hours (competitor will take tram back down).


We will provide PROTEKT hydration for all participants.

Cancellation / Refund Policy:  the race organizers reserve the ability to cancel the event due to unsafe weather, any variety of circumstances, etc. Race organizers will make the best decisions when it comes to protecting the safety of all runners. This means we reserve the right to adjust, cancel, reroute, or reschedule as we see fit.

Because the bulk of our costs come before the event even occurs we will not be able to extend refunds to those who wish to cancel their registration. We will assess things appropriately & fairly, to the best of our abilities. If the race is popular enough to create a waiting list, we will also treat your entry fairly with specifics TBD.

Race registration is non transferable & cannot be rolled over to subsequent races. We will always treat our community fairly but also ask that you be sympathetic about the realities of putting on a great event. Anyone running under a bib assigned to another athlete will be banned from future Cirque Series Races, we take this very seriously because it creates a safety issue.

Cateories:
*SPORT: This category is for people that don't have a ton of mountain experience, and wouldn't call themselves strong runners. But are ready to test themselves.

*EXPERT: This category is for people with a lot of mountain experience, consider themselves strong hikers with competent running skills.

*PRO: This category is for professional & sponsored athletes.

Results
Results will be posted here 48 hours after the event.

By signing up, you have opted-in to potentially receive digital marketing from our sponsors.

Contact Us
julian@cirqueseries.com 

Packet Pick Up

Friday July 12, 2024:  3pm-6pm - early bib pick-up at Black Diamond Retail store in Salt Lake City. 2092 E 3900 S, SLC, UT 84124

Saturday July 13, 2024:  8:30am-9:30am - Bib pickup available at the race venue, Creekside entrance, Snowbird. Please arrive early enough to pickup your packet and get ready. We will start promptly at 10:00am.  

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