Date: October 3-5, 2014
Distance: 56K Ultra, 37K SkyRace, Vertical Kilometer (5K with 1000 meters of climb)
Location: Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort – Flagstaff, Arizona
What: Race features a 56K Ultra, 37K SkyRace and a Vertical Kilometer. It will serve as the US Skyrunning Championships for 2014. The races feature a mix of mostly single track trails and some cross country scrambling. The 56K and 37K start near Flagstaff and traverse across Mount Elden and the Dry Lake Hills, the base of the San Francisco Peaks before a final brutal 4,000 foot climb up to the top of the 11,600 foot Agassiz Ski Lift of the Arizona Snowbowl before descending to the finish at the Agassiz lodge for post race food and party.
Prize Purse: $4,500
Registration: Will open January 20, 2014
Elite Athlete Entry: A minimum 10 spots will be reserved for elite athletes. Contact us at email@example.com for entry.
About US SkyRunning: After the International Skyrunning Federation has brought some of the toughest alpine racing experiences to runners in recent years, 2014 is the start of the US Skyrunning Series. Consisting of races in three Skyrunning disciplines (Sky, Ultra and Vertical), the Series combines existing mountain races with new events created in the true spirit of Skyrunning. Find out more at US Skyrunning.
Friday, October 3, 2014 – 9:00 AM
Start at Arizona Snowbowl
56K Ultra SkyMarathon
Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 7:00 AM
Start at Buffalo Park
Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 8:30 AM
Start near Elden Lookout Base
There will be fully stocked aid stations along the 56K & 37K courses featuring water, carbohydrate drink, fruit and other snacks.
Gender specific race shirt
Chip timed race results displayed at the finish line
Barbecue lunch at the Arizona Snowbowl finish
Points in the US SkyRunning Series
Prize money to the top 3 male & female runners in each distance (top 2 in Vertical K)