ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
The SPEEDGOAT VERTICAL MILE will start at Creekside at 3pm, at entry 1 at Snowbird Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon at 3pm.
The Vertical mile course will climb 2600′ to the top of the Peruvian Chairlift via the service road and a small section of singletrack with a total distance of 4 miles. Runners will then load the lift and go DOWN to the base of Snowbird, then climb 2900′ on steep singletrack to the summit of Snowbird for the finish line. The distance for the second ascent is 2.4 miles.
Check in for the Vertical Mile will be from 1pm-230pm at Creekside Entry 1 at Snowbird.
The Vertical Mile will be marked with WHITE PIN FLAGS.
SCROLL DOWN LOWER FOR 50K MORNING INFORMATION
The SPEEDGOAT QUADBANGER will start at 11am. Morning registration will be at Creekside, our main venue area. Registration will be from 930am-1030am. Once signed in, runners will need to go back to the tram area and load on the 1045 tram to the summit of Snowbird for the start. Keep this in mind when signing in on Sunday morning as it’s a 10 minute walk to the tram. If you miss it, you lose.
The Speedgoat Quadbanger course will start on the summit and go DOWNHILL on a mix of service road and singletrack to the base of the Peruvian Express Lift, where runners will ride UP the lift then descend 3 more times to the base of the Peruvian Express Lift, and then finish at the Creekside venue on the final lap. Total distance is 10.5 miles with a whopping 10,500′ of vertical descent. There will be a small aid station set up at the bottom of the mountain, so runners can eat or drink while riding the lift back up.
The Quadbanger will be marked with ORANGE flagging and ORANGE pin flags.
The SPEEDGOAT 50K will start at Snowbird at Entry 1 as usual in Little Cottonwood Canyon at Creekside at 630am. Please come early to check in, as we have 450 runners this year.
The start line is now at ENTRY 1 at Snowbird Ski Resort. This is the first Snowbird entrance driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon. If you are staying at Snowbird, be aware it’s a 10 minute walk or a quick car ride from the hotel. The course is THE SAME AS LAST YEAR , so go watch the flyover and check it out one more time.
Check in is at the Creekside Building (Entry 1 at Snowbird) on the deck. Please come early as we have more runners than ever before. Registration starts at 5am.
Snowbird will reserve a block of rooms for Speedgoat entrants at about 118 bucks a night. It would be foolish not to stay 400 yards from the start line for this price. Book it soon, as Snowbird also has many other things going on this time of year and often sells out of rooms. Call 1-800-453-3000 and ask for the Cliff Lodge Front Desk. They’ll take care of ya from there.
Keep in mind folks, that CAMPING AT THE START LINE is NOT PERMITTED AT SNOWBIRD! Don’t bother trying to be sneaky, cuz’ you will get kicked out. May I suggest the Tanners Flat Campground 2 miles down Canyon, or the Albion Basin Campground, 4 miles up Canyon. Both are sweet…if you choose to camp.
Remember that this race is HARD!
Runners will be required to check OUT of aid stations, there will be someone there to record you’re number. If you do not do this, we may send out Search and Rescue, which could cost you a fortune! Please help us out with this so we can keep track of you’re hooves.
THERE WILL NO LONGER BE DROP BAG SERVICE FOR THIS RACE. C’MON FOLKS, IT’S A 50K, AND PAST HISTORY HAS SHOWN, BECAUSE OF LOCATION, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO NEED DROP BAGS.
You must inform the aid station if you plan to drop out. Remember that NO CREW ACCESS is allowed at the Pacific Mine. It’s a long drive to get there anyway. DROPPING OUT AT PACIFIC MINE IS NOT AN OPTION. We will NOT be able to drive you back to Snowbird. It’s so far, you could walk it faster!
If you choose to drop out at “Mineral Basin” aid station, you WILL NOT be allowed to walk to the peak. You MUST ride the chair out. Runners that wanting to walk out, causes confusion to runners on the course. Please don’t argue this decision. The Mineral Basin lift will be running after noontime on race day to evacuate those that don’t make the cutoff at Larry’s Hole, which is 2pm sharp, no exceptions.
The course is marked with FAT BLUE HOKA ribbon, and BLUE HOKA PIN FLAGS, and some flour in certain areas. There will also be signs in certain locations. Flour is the ultimate rule if there is a turn in question. We have wrong way ribbons, those say CAUTION and are yellow.
Aid station food is of the standard ultra variety. We will have EFS from First Endurance, EFS gel to fill gel flasks, Water for drinks, and a bunch of other random stuff. Red Bull to give you wiiiings..
From Salt Lake International Airport or anywhere else on this planet:
Use your gadget and google it. “Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah” If you have questions on directions, email me at email@example.com. and I’ll set you up with some old school details.
Start training now……cuz’ it’s gonna hurt!