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Where does the race start? Coyote Hollow Trailhead (Thunder Mountain trail access). Driving east on Hwy 12, go all the way up Red Canyon until the road levels out in a steppe area at the top (just under 8 miles from US-89 junction). Watch for a gravel road GPS N 37° 43.169′ W 112° 15.322′ (on both the right and left sides of the road) about 1/2 mile after reaching the top of the hill. The road is labeled “Fremont ATV Trail.” Turn right (south) and drive 2.1 miles to the Coyote Hollow trailhead at GPS N 37° 42.156′ W 112° 16.758′. Directions from Ruby’s Inn: Drive back to Hwy 12 (approx. 1 mile) and take a left (west). Continue west on Hwy 12 for 6 miles to the Fremont ATV trail junction mentioned above.
Where does the race finish? Ruby’s Inn. A shuttle service will be provided for those needing rides to retrieve their cars from the starting line area.
What time does my race start? 5:30am on Friday, May 31, 2013. Both distances will start at this time. We bumped it up a half hour to make sure that you catch every moment of daylight on the trail.
When is the pre race check in? Thursday evening from 5-9pm. Please bring drop bags with you at this time.
Where is the pre race check in? At King’s Creek group campsite. Directions to Packet Pickup: Drive back to Hwy 12 (approx. 1 mile) and take a left (west). Continue west on Hwy 12 for 3 miles and turn left onto a dirt road (East Fork Road No. 087.) Follow signs to Tropic Reservoir. 7 miles from Hwy 12 turn on road No. 572 at the sign for King Creek Campground. Follow this road around Tropic Reservoir. The campground is located on the west side. The group site turnoff is before the main campground. Signs will direct you back to the group campsite.
Is there a pre-race meeting? No. All updates and information will be given in a handout at pre-race check in. Any remaining questions can then be addressed with the race staff.
How often are the aid stations? Between 5-10 miles.
When will drop bags will be accessible? You can leave drop bags for any aid station that you’d like plus one for the finish line.
What is the total elevation gain? Estimate is about 18,500ft. for the 100 miler, 12,500ft for the 100k.
Do I need to purchase a pass to get into the national park? No. The race is run outside the park boundaries, so no pass is required.
What will be available at the aid stations? Aid stations will be stocked with: water, ice, Heed, Gatorade, Coke, ginger ale, gel packs, fruit, boiled potatoes, broth(vegan), ramen noodles (chicken flavor), tortillas or bread w/ Nutella, PB&H, dill pickles, potato chips, turkey sandwiches, Ensure (or similar drink), various sweets and snacks, coffee, hot chocolate, granola bars, fig newtons, anti chafing agent, sunscreen, first aid supplies. We will have some salt and electrolyte caps, but not enough to supply all runners if they rely on us as their only source. If you run out or need a few, they’re there for your use, but please plan to supply your own. Same with gels. We will supply an average of one gel per runner per aid station, but that’s obviously not enough to cover every runner if they are fueling only with gels and relying on our supply.
In addition to the standard fare, aid stations will have some warm food items such as bean/rice/cheese burritos, quesadillas, grilled cheese, and pancakes in the morning.
Steve’s famous dutch oven potatoes (vegetarian, meat lovers, and breakfast varieties) will be served at the finish line.
The pre and post race meals are each a fresh, organic, wood-fired pizza made to order from Rise-Up Pizza Co. You’ll be given two vouchers at packet pickup to be redeemed by yourself or your crew as you see fit.
If you have a favorite item that you can’t live without at the aid stations, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
Can I have a pacer? Pacers are allowed after the aid station nearest the turnaround point for either event. For the 100k, this will be Blubber Creek Aid. For the 100 miler this will be Crawford Pass Aid. If volunteers are available, a pacer shuttle will leave from the start/finish line on the hour to Blubber Creek and then on to Crawford Pass.
Where can friends/family (crew) access the course to provide support? At any aid station. Some are easier to get to than others, and 4wd will make it easier to get there. Road maps, directions and road conditions to each aid station will be provided in the pre-race packet. Here is the link to the map that will help your crew find the aid station. You can find the detailed directions to the aid stations under the “Race Day Info” tab above.
What percentage of the course is run on single track trail/dirt roads/paved roads? About 80% singletrack and 20% ATV trail. All ATV trails are remote and runners will encounter very little if any motorized traffic other than race support vehicles. Some of the singletrack is reclaimed illegal ATV trails that are now designated non motorized but are still wider than your usual singletrack. Other sections of the Grandview trail are barely a trail at all because it sees so little use.
Where are the nearest/best accommodations? The famous Ruby’s Inn will be our sponsoring hotel. Discounted rates are available for anyone running or supporting runners in the Bryce 100.
Updated hotel reservation codes for 2014 are:
Bryce View Lodge ($79)- 63G
Ruby’s Inn ($109) – 62G
Bryce Canyon Grand ($135) – 31G
All 3 properties are owned by the same company and are next to each other. Most of the blocked rooms are at Ruby’s Inn, so the other two will likely fill up fast. If you call in to reserve, the block is under the “Bryce 50″ (because when we reserved the rooms we didn’t think the 100 would be back on in 2014).
Also, remember that camping is also available at Ruby’s Inn. Campground includes showers and a pool/hot tub. Call this number to reserve- 1-866-878-9373
Ruby’s Inn has a large camping area right next to the finish line.
King’s Creek campground will be the finish line for the 50k and sites are available on a first come-first served basis.
The scenic Red Canyon campground is located about 5 minutes from the starting line. It is has showers and is $15/night.
In addition to these camping options, almost every canyon on the plateau south of the reservoir has wooded meadows with a creek running through it and some gorgeous free camping sites. (Please make every effort to leave no trace so that it will not affect our ability to get the race permitted in future years.)
We’ll have one of these hot water showers with enclosures set up at the finish line for any racers/campers that would like to use them. We’ll also have one set up near the start/finish line.
I’ve known the owners of the Red Brick Inn in the nearby town of Panguitch for years and recommend them wholeheartedly. Having Peggy as a hostess is the next best thing to having your mom or grandma take care of you after your run.
Where is the nearest airport? It is about the same travelling time to drive from the airport in Las Vegas, Nevada or from Salt Lake City, UT. Either one is about 4 hours. The most scenic option would be to fly into Vegas and drive on Hwy 9 through Zion National Park to Mt. Caramel Junction and then take Hwy 89 north to Bryce. The next best option is to take Hwy 14 from Cedar City up Cedar canyon and over Cedar mountain. Your GPS won’t send you on either of these routes but they take about the same amount of time to drive and are much more scenic than Hwy 20.
Who gets belt buckles? What do they look like? Only finishers of the 100 mile race. Buckles are a custom painting (a different one each year) by renowned artist Paul Ferney that is encased in a resin finish.
100k finishers will receive a beautiful medallion of a unique design.
What are the average temperature highs and lows? Highs will likely be in the mid to upper 60′s, possibly low 70′s. Lows will likely be in the low 30′s during the night, so plan accordingly.
What are the cutoff times? 100 mile= 36 hrs, no cutoff time for the 100k.
Am I required to prove that I’ve completed a race of another distance in order to qualify to register? Nope. Just need to be crazy enough to try.
What will be used to mark the trails? High visibility flagging (reflective bird scare tape), flour, LED lights, and signs to mark junctions.
What do the shirts look like? We’ll have our logo on a grey background for the design year after year, but offer a variety of shwag for you choose from. Upon registering, you will choose one of the following: a T-shirt, tech-T, technical longsleeve shirt, hoodie, running cap, beanie, or armsleeves. All of these items will be available for purchase at the race as well or you can pre-order via ultrasignup by following this link:
Is there cell phone reception on the course? About half of the course gets cell reception. 6 out of 7 aid stations get cell service.
Will the registration price increase after a certain date? Yes. On January 1st, the price will increase to $225. We ask that you please register early if possible, as it very helpful for us in the planning/preparation process.
Can I get a refund if I’m not able to run? We’ll do our best to work with individual circumstances, and the amount refunded will be determined by how much advanced notice you give us as many costs involved with the race are incurred early. If you let us know before Feb. 1 that you are withdrawing, we can refund (or roll over to the following year if you choose) the full amount of your race entry (except for the ultrasignup processing fee). Until April 1, we’ll refund or rollover 75% and after April 1 a 50% rollover discount to the following year’s race will be given.
One chance of getting the full amount of your money back is if the race is sold out and there are people on the waiting list, we’ll put you in touch with the next person and you can make arrangements for them to pay you directly. Once this transaction has taken place, you’ll let us know and we’ll delete you from the racer’s list and add the new person’s info. This saves us time and hassle in mailing out checks and ensures that we have a paying participant to take your place. Many runners sign up for the waiting list, but when it comes down to it, only about half of them seem to be serious about running the race when they are contacted about a vacancy.
Are there age group prizes? No, overall winners only. (1st-3rd, M/F- for both the 100 and the 100k.) Age group places will be posted on your ultrasignup.com profile.