Here’s your chance to run in the wild west on the historic Pony Express Trail in western Utah. This is a 100 mile and 50 mile run. The course is VERY remote and a support crew is required to provide support along the way. The course is 100% dirt road and only has about 3,000 feet elevation gain/loss. Among all the 100-mile races held in 2010, this race had the highest age finishing average, so this race is elderly friendly for those of us getting on in years who want to finish another 100-miler before the grim reaper arrives. There were lots of Personal Records in 2013. 100-milers, 18 finishers: 15 PRs (including 9 first-timers) 50-milers, 33 finishers: 28 PRs (including 20 first-timers) This is a fast course.
The course for both races will start at Lookout Campground west of Faust, UT. The 100-mile race will go out 58.2 miles to Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge and then head back, finishing at Simpson Springs (16 miles west of the start).
The 50-mile course heads the same direction but finishes at Blackrock Pony Express station site.
The course is remote, but the roads are good if you don’t drive too fast. Crews are required! You must have a crew or share a crew with another runner. (For the 2016 100-mile race we will have a no-crew option for a very limited number of experienced 100-mile runners. They must be pre-approved by the race director before registering. See below for details). Usage of a map will be required, but the course is easy to follow. In general it is: “head west.” There are signs that point the way for the Pony Express Trail at major intersections. Pacers are allowed to join in at any point. Bicycles may ride along.
For the 50-mile race. A crew is still required. The 50-mile race also starts Friday morning.