Big Saddle Tank
This race is run in the Kaibab National Forest near the entrance to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.The route traverses the famous Kaibab Plateau and skirts the rim of the canyon, taking you to 8 breathtaking overlook points.
The 50 mile route is a point-to-point race starting at the height of the Kaibab Plateau (9000ft) at 6am on Saturday. Runners will descend 2,000ft down to the rim of the canyon, where they will run the Rainbow Rim trail singletrack to 5 overlook points before a rugged traverse on old logging roads over to the spectacular Crazy Jug and Monument Point overlooks into the Grand Canyon. The route then finishes at a historic corral (Big Saddle Tank) once used by ranchers on the plateau.
The 50K runners will be shuttled to their starting line at Timp Point to begin their race at 7am on Saturday. This course is the same as the latter 32 miles of the 50 mile course, with all of the amazing rim views. Shuttle leaves at 6am sharp and race begins at 7am.
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