Join Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run
The Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run is a very challenging, difficult and scenic loop course through the Wasatch Mountains above Provo, Utah. The Wasatch Range is a mountain range that stretches approximately 160 miles (260 km) from the Utah-Idaho border, south through central Utah in the western United States. It is the western edge of the greater Rocky Mountains, and the eastern edge of the Great Basin region. The northern extension of the Wasatch Range, the Bear River Mountains, extends just into Idaho, constituting all of the Wasatch Range in that state. According to the Utah History Encyclopedia, Wasatch in Ute means "mountain pass" or "low pass over high range." According to William Bright the mountains were named for a Shoshoni leader who was named with the Shoshoni term wasattsi, meaning "blue heron".The Squaw Peak 50 is considered to be the hardest 50-mile trail race in Utah and is rated as the third hardest in the United States (based on average finishing time of its racers); even finishing it is quite an accomplishment.
The trail will be marked. It consists of – dirt trails (43%), dirt roads (38%) and some paved (19%). The paved sections are: The first 2.1 miles from the start at Vivian Park down the Provo River Trail to the left turn onto the dirt trail . Then at the 22.7 mile mark, for 3.7 miles when you come out onto the Hobble Creek Road, and the last 3.7 down to the finish.
It is a very challenging, difficult and scenic loop course through the Wasatch Mountains above Provo, Utah. The trail will be marked. It consists of dirt trails (43%), dirt roads (38%) and some paved (19%). The paved sections are: The first 2.1 miles from the start at Vivian Park down the Provo River Trail to the first Aid Station. Then at the 22.7 mile mark, for 3.7 miles when you come out onto the Hobble Creek Road, and the last 3.7 down to the finish.
There is over 14,000+/- ft. of elevation gain and loss, with 5 major climbs varying from 1100 ft to nearly 3000 ft. The first starts at mile 2.1. A series of climbs takes you up 2700 ft. over 5 miles to an overlook of Squaw Peak. The last and most difficult climb takes you from the top of Berryport Canyon, to the high point of the course just before and above Windy Pass at about 9300 ft. On the 7.5 minute series (1:24000) the trail around peak x9297 goes around to the north. From here the course drops almost 4000 ft over the next 9+ miles back to the Finish at Vivian Park.
directions_runStart Address: Provo,us
flagFinish Address: Provo,us
The Host Hotel is Hampton Inn & Suites. Camping is available at Nunn’s Park 3.2 miles from the mouth of the canyon. There is also camping at Hope campground which is where the 2nd Aid Station will be.Both of these are on a first come basis. There is also camping available just off the Center Street exit 268 of I-15 at the KOA Kampground.
After Race Services
Post race BBQ at Vivian Park. Entrants free, all others $5.
10 Aid Stations varying from about 3 to 7 miles apart. Water, replacement fluid, fruit, candy, pretzels, cookies, sandwiches, crackers, chips, potatoes, salt, etc. Medical at start finish and at mile 33, Little Valley aid station #8.
Hand made Navajo Indian sculpture’s to overall and 2nd in M/F open and masters. 1st-2nd place awards to M/F in 10 year age group winners. Husband/Wife Team and Four Person Team – which must include one male or female. These “Awards” will be based on the best overall combined time. Long sleeve T-shirt for all participants and medal to all finishers.
Drop bags (check in by 4:30am).
There is a 2:30 PM cut-off time at AS# 8. This is a safety cut-off to allow the back of the pack runners enough time to get up over the back country and most difficult part of the course before it gets dark at around 9:30. There is no final cut off time.
Complimentary pasta dinner, Friday Night, from 5:00 to 7:30PM to all entrants, all others, $10.00 at the door.
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