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Beyond Limits Ultra and BLU Relentless

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

Rescheduled to 18 Sep 2020

Previous date: 02 Apr 2020

About Beyond Limits Ultra and BLU Relentless

There are no boundaries at Pathfinder Ranch, one of Southern California’s premier educational sleep away camps! Push beyond your perceived limits on 72 private acres of Wildlife Preserve and surrounding forest meadows situated south of Palm Springs in the San Jacinto Mountains at a comfortable altitude of 4,500 feet. Now greater than ever, the Beyond Limits Ultra has established itself as one of the most unique ultra events in the southwest.

What makes this two mile loop event so unique? How about a big runner sleepover where runners sleep on-site, only feet away from the course, in bunk style heated cabins with hot showers. Multi-day races are hard enough, so why not skip the frost covered frozen tent and take your breaks in comfortable warmth. In addition to running, you’ll be reliving your camping youth as you and your fellow runners and crew enjoy mixing it up with the farm animals and horses, canoeing around the lake, climbing the ropes course, and of course making s’mores by the campfire. 

Did we mention the course meanders all through the ranch where you can keep yourself pleasantly distracted by watching crew and friends enjoy camp activities as you click-off mile after mile. While we are known for having a top of the line aid station, we will be augmenting our daily offerings this year by having Pathfinder’s culinary team deliver a catered breakfast and diner to the aide station every day. Not to worry, we will still be cooking up lunch, as well as on-demand meals and our own unique goodies like frozen grapes and popsicles. Whether you are running the 72/48/24 hour races, or the 100 mile, 50 mile, or 50K races, you will be treated like a VIP by your fellow ultra running RD’s and their incredible volunteers.

Distances

200 Miler

  • 321.868km

50K

  • 50km

50 Miler

  • 80.467km

100 Miler

  • 160.934km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

There will be one elaborate aide station right at the start/finish line, appropriately named "Steph's Kitchen". You will pass it every 2 miles. If there's one thing we learned in our own ultra adventures, it's the importance of having well stocked aide stations with a variety of food and drinks.

Maximum Time

31 hour time limit is set for this course for the 100 mile, 50 mile and 50k races.

Refreshments

We will have a separate water/GU/fruit station to service the speedy marathon runners.

Beyond Limits Ultra and BLU Relentless Route Map

Beyond Limits Ultra and BLU Relentless Route Map

Start:

Pathfinder Ranch

Mountain Center,us

Difficulty

mountain

Overview

All runners will run a 2 mile loop course on flat, groomed trails; meandering through one of Southern California's premier educational camps, complete with a canoe lake, sprawling horse pasture, private meadows, an archery range, a high ropes course and at night you'll even pass a traditional bonfire (think S'Mores). While the entire course consists of packed trails, there is a 0.10 mile section of the course where you have the option of stepping two feet to the right and running on a smooth, private road. If you show-up healthy and fit, there's a very strong chance you will PR on this course. Basically, you'll feel like a kid again running through this awesome camp! The picture below is an aerial view of Pathfinder Ranch, showing only 30% of the total ranch. What you don't see is the horse pasture and the private forest meadows.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.