Race Route Description
The entire length of the trail will be marked by pink ribbons. If you go more than .5 mile without seeing a ribbon you are probably on the wrong trail.
Please note that the event does NOT have exclusivity on trails and roads associated with the race - be safe and courteous toward horses, motorcycles, automobiles, and hikers.
Beginning at the parking area, the trail goes approximately half a mile before splitting to the left, following the 'Midland Trail', and climbing to the top of the 8300 ft ridge. 1.25 miles after the first ridge, the trail peaks another ridge where Aid Station 1 is located.
The next 5 miles is a rolling downhill to the lowest point of the race and a WATER ONLY station. Here the trail meets the paved St. Charles Canyon Road, which the route follows up to the RIGHT for over 2 miles to the Cloverleaf Campground.
At the portion of Cloverleaf that is on the RIGHT SIDE of the road there will be a full aid station, and the route proceeds up the St. Charles North Fork Trail about 4.5 miles to the High Line Trail and Aid Station 3.
The route turns RIGHT on the High Line Trail, following the High Line for slightly over .5 miles before turning to the right and following the trail down toward Bloomington Lake, meeting the Lake Trailhead parking area.
After the Bloomington Lake Trailhead, the route follows the trail toward Bloomington Lake for .3 miles before taking a left to go down the canyon. This is the final stretch of the race.
The finish is at the same location as the start.
The race will begin at 6:30 AM MST on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Arrive by 6:00 to sign in, receive you race packet, etc.
The race cost is $70 until August 25. The cost will then rise to $90 until registration ends on September 12. You can register HERE.
Yes, our race is a little more expensive than many other races. This is because ALL PROFITS will be donated to Primary Children's Medical Center.
There will be NO REFUNDS, excepting that the race event is cancelled.
Due to the location and elevation of the race, very cool weather is possible - including snow. Keep an eye on the forecast and be prepared for any range of weather conditions.
Your race packet will contain a bib number, energy gel, race shirt, and various extras.
There are NO restroom stalls at the starting line. One may use the traditional method going into the trees a bit, or there are restrooms at the Bloomington Lake Parking Lot, approximately 3 miles up from the start (Click here for a map), or go to a store/gas station in the Bear Lake Valley before coming up the canyon.
Aid Stations will have: