Fri - Sat, April 10 - 11th, 2015:
Zion 100 Mile, 50 Mile & 50K
A challenging, scenic run through the southern Utah desert adjacent to Zion National Park. 3 distances will be offered in 2015- a 50k, a 100k, and a 100 miler. The 100 miler and 100k will be run on Friday, with the 50k on Saturday. The 100 mile course includes 4 steep climbs onto mesas that offer incredible views of the varied geological features of the area.
Thursday: 100 mile and 100K check in from 2-8PM at the start/finish line in Virgin, Utah. (50K runners can check in at this time or on Friday from 2-8pm.)
Friday: 5-5:30am- Last minute check ins 6am- The 100 mile and 100K races begin . 2pm-8pm- 50K check in.
Saturday: 5am-5:30 Last minute 50K check ins 6am- 50k race begins
100 mile, Overall cutoff- 34 hours
100K, Overall cutoff- 20 hours
50K, Overall cutoff- 10 hours
Aid Station Info:
You can leave a drop bag for any aid station that you’d like.
The 100 miler has 13 fully stocked aid stations, the 100K has 8, and the 50K has 4.
Aid stations will be stocked with: water, ice, Gatorade, a variety of soda, fruit, boiled potatoes, tortillas w/ Nutella, PB&J, turkey sandwiches, dill pickles, chips, Ensure (or similar drink), hard candies, granola bars, fig newtons, anti chafing agent, sunscreen, first aid supplies. We will have a limited supply of gels, salt caps, and electrolyte caps.
In addition to the standard fare, any night aid stations will have different warm food items such as broth (vegan), ramen noodles, rice/bean/cheese/salsa burritos, grilled cheese, quesadillas, coffee, hot chocolate, and pancakes/eggs/bacon in the morning.
Birthday cake will be served at the Goosebump aid station, celebrating all of the runners with April birthdays!
Pacers & Crew:
Crew access is allowed at Flying Monkey aid, Goosebump aid, Grafton Mesa aid, and Virgin Dam aid. Please keep your speed down, especially on Gooseberry Mesa road, which you will be sharing the road with runners.
Pacers are allowed for the 100 mile and 100K after the 2nd pass through Goosebump aid station and can be switched out at any aid station thereafter in the race. No pacers allowed for the 50K.
Zero Waste Event:
All UA events are zero waste, with less than 1% of the trash produced at the event going to the landfill (and no portapotty chemical sludge being sent to the wastewater treatment facilities.)
Lodging / Camping:
Virgin is located right in the middle of Hurricane and Springdale, about a 15 min. drive to either of them. We highly recommend staying in Springdale if you can- hotel prices are higher than Hurricane or St. George, but the proximity to the park and the ambiance of the town are worth it. A discounted rate has been offered from the premier hotel in Zion Canyon- Cable Mountain Lodge. Just let them know that you’re running the race when you reserve. Follow this link for more lodging options around Springdale. (Links to lodging in the Hurricane and St. George areas are also available through this same website.)
Zion River Resort is offering 15% off to participants. Just mention that you’re with the “Zion 100″ for the discount. RV and camping is available. Visit their website here://www.zionriverresort.com/
Here is a blog post about camping options within 15 minutes of the starting line. The unofficial “group” free camping area is about 2 miles up Kolob Terrace Rd on your right, next to North Creek.
There are many home rental options near the start/finish line which can be found on vrbo.com and airbnb.com
The St. George airport is about 45 min from Virgin. Las Vegas International Airport is about 2 hours and 15 minutes from Virgin.
Awards & SHWAG:
The belt buckles (awarded for the 100 miler finishers only) are each hand crafted using organic materials gathered on the course and preserved in resin. The finishers’ award for the 50K and 50 mile distance is your choice of hand made Navajo jewelry pieces, created specifically for this event by a local family. Each of our awards is unique- you can choose the one that speaks to you. Special awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers for each distance as well.
We hope that you will join us at the finish line for as long as you’d like to welcome home the other finishers. One of our goals this year is to create a welcoming environment for you to hang out with old and new friends. To make this possible, we will have the following amenities present at the finish line to keep you comfortable- shade, seating, Navajo tacos, heated tents, drinks, hot showers, a wood-fired cedar hot tub, massage tent, recovery tent, medical tent, and a camping area. We are so pleased to have the infamous “Whiskeytown” George Walsh (a.k.a. “GW”) overseeing the start and finish line operations at each of our events.
Refund / Rollover Policy:
We are proud to offer one of the best refund/rollover policies out there. The amount refunded will be determined by how much advanced notice you give us, since many costs involved with the race are incurred early. If you notify us prior to 60 days before the race, you are eligible for a 100% refund or rollover towards any Ultra Adventures event. If you notify us prior to 30 days before the race- a 75% refund or rollover will be issued. If you let us know between 15-30 days prior to the event- a 50% rollover can be applied (sorry, no cash refunds issued within 30 days). Within 15 days of the event- no refunds/rollovers will be issued.