First off, keep in mind, I will have more info on the Vertical Mile and the Quadbanger soon. Today’s date is November 17, 2014.
Enter here to register for the Speedgoat Festival Races 2015. Registration will be $100 for the 50k, $45 for the Speedgoat Vertical Mile, and $55 for the Speedgoat Quadbanger, and will go online at 7am Mountain Standard Time on January 5, 2015.
Please read below first.
The 50k is limited to 500 runners. The Vertical Mile and Quadbanger are limited to 200 runners each. We will start a waitlist after it fills up….and it will fill up.
The start line is now at ENTRY 1 at Snowbird Ski Resort for the Vertical Mile and 50k. 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.
The Quadbanger starts on Hidden Peak, the summit of Snowbird Ski Resort, access will be from the Snowbird Tram at entry 2 on Sunday July 26 at 1030am..
Entry 1 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.
The prize purse for the 50k is currently 10k , however history tells me that it’ll likely go above last year, somewhere in the 15k-20k range. We WILL have the $1000 premium for the first man and women to reach Hidden Peak at mile 8.9 regardless.
Any non-US citizens that earn money at this race will be subject to immediate tax payment on earnings. The current deduction is a whopping 28%. So for example if you kill it and win, and are from Italy, You would win $3000 - 28%. Total payout would be $2160. This does stink , but I don’t want to pay your taxes….:-)
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.
If interested in Corporate Sponsorship, please email me at email@example.com for info. I’ll fill you in with all the details. I am hoping to create a race where we have a large prize purse, but at the same time, we have a super cool feel with great food, great drink, and a ton of great prizes for everyone.
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.
Drop bags are only doable at the “Hidden Peak aid station, mile 8 and 26. No other drop bag service is permitted.
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 “Larry’s Hole” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. and I’ll set you up with some old school details.
Start training now……cuz’ it’s gonna hurt!