Safety

The safety of our participants is always our priority. To achieve this goal we ask all participants to respect the following rules, policies and actions detailed below. This event is very remote at times and should be approached with preparation, caution and care. Although we have safety personnel and medical staff available, know that evacuation from any point along the course will be a slow and difficult process. We expect you to be self-sufficient and responsible on race day.

Again... there are sections of this course that are extremely technical, steep and loose. THIS IS A MOUNTAIN RACE, NOT A TRAIL RUN- participants will be running to altitudes of over 13,000ft on exposed ridgelines and steep, rocky summits. There are many sections of this course that will be exposed to falls, potential rockfall and hazardous weather. There will be safety personnel along sections of the route monitoring these hazards but all participants should be responsible for their own safety. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT FOR BEGINNERS.

Time Limits

*Cut-off times will be strictly enforced for the safety of the runners. If you check into an aid station after the cut off, you MUST NOT go on.

14 mile- There will be a 8 hour time limit to complete the course so that we can have the course clear of runners by 2:00pm.

  • Gold Hill (Mile 4.2)- 8:30am (2.5 hours) cut off time.

  • * There will be a “bailout option trail” at the base of Palmyra Peak in Prospect Basin for those who miss the next cut off time or for those who decide not to go up Palmyra Peak.

  • Midway point on Palmyra Peak- 11:00am (5 hours) cut off time. Runners that miss this time limit can descent from this point down to the Prospect Aid Station.

  • Palmyra Peak Summit- 11:30am (5.5 hours) cut off time. Runners that miss this time limit will be asked to turn around and descent to the Prospect Aid Station.

  • Prospect Aid Station (Mile 7.5)- 12:30pm (6.5 hours) cut off time.

22 mile- There will be a 9.5 hour time limit to complete the course so that we can have the course clear of runners by 3:00pm.

  • Gold Hill 1 Aid Station (Mile 4.2)- 8:00am (2.5 hours) cut off time.

  • * There will be a “bailout option trail” at the base of Palmyra Peak in Prospect Basin for those who miss the next cut off time or for those who decide not to go up Palmyra Peak.

  • Midway point on Palmyra Peak- 10:30am (5 hours) cut off time. Runners that miss this time limit can descent from this point down to the Prospect Aid Station.

  • Palmyra Peak Summit- 11:00am (5.5 hours) cut off time. Runners that miss this time limit will be asked to turn around and descent to the Prospect Aid Station.

  • Prospect Aid Station (Mile 7.5)- 12:00pm (6.5 hours) cut off time.

  • Gold Hill 2 Aid Station (Mile 15.5)- 1:30pm (8 hours) cut off time.

38 mile- There will be a 14 hour time limit to complete the course so that we can have the course clear of runners by 7:00pm.

  • Bridalveil (Mile 13)- 10:00am (5 hours) cut off time.

  • Imogene Pass Aid Station (Mile 17.5)- 12:30pm (7.5 hours) cut off time.

  • Liberty Bell Aid Station (Mile 25)- 3:30pm (10.5 hours) cut off time.

  • Mill Creek (Mile 32)- 5:00pm (12 hours) cut off time.

*If the staff working at any aid station determine that a participant is not fit, healthy, or prepared to continue to higher altitudes or more inaccessible areas, they have the right to not let the participant continue the race.

Recommended Safety Gear

Because of the unpredictable weather and remote nature of the San Juans, we highly encourage all runners to carry the recommended safety gear listed below.

  • Hydration system

  • Waterproof Jacket

  • Warm clothing (jacket, gloves, hat)

  • Phone

  • Sun block