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Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run

 The Wasatch Front 100 is one of the most uniquely challenging ultrarunning events in the world. It is a study in contrasts: peaks and valleys; trail and scree; heat and cold; wet and dry; summer and winter; day and night; Desolation Lake and Point Supreme; "I can’t" and "I will!" Dickens had the Wasatch in mind when he wrote, "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." The primitive and isolated nature of the course is both its beauty and its challenge, for it requires the individual runner to rely primarily on himself or herself rather than the Race’s support systems. Wasatch is not just distance and speed; it is adversity, adaptation and perseverance.

 The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run is held in Utah the first Friday and Saturday after Labor Day each year. The run stretches from East Mountain Wilderness Park, Utah to Soldier Hollow, Utah and covers some of the most beautiful scenery the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. The slogan of the Wasatch Run is "One Hundred Miles of Heaven and Hell."

Distances

100 Miler

  • 160.934km

Practicalities

Accommodation

The Grand America Hotel and The Little America Hotel

Aid Stations

15 Aid Stations along the course.

Award Medals

Finisher Award: A beautifully engraved plaque depicting the race course will be awarded to all official finishers. Golden Skull: The Golden Skull, the ultimate and coveted award of the Wasatch, will be awarded to the overall male and female winners. Royal Order of the Crimson Cheetah: A mystical beast, fiery and ethereal, the Crimson Cheetah is the mystic master of the wilds. Runners finishing the course in within 24 hours will be awarded the Royal Order of the Crimson Cheetah belt buckle of inlaid coral. These exceptional runners are inducted into the Order in a special ceremony at the conclusion of the run. Spirit of the Wind: Knowing, wily, and confident, the Spirit of the Wind is a friend of the mountains. Runners finishing the course within 30 hours will be awarded the Spirit of the Wind belt buckle made of inlaid Lapis. Badger Heart: A creature of the earth, the badger is a tenacious, undefeatable, committed adventurer. Runners finishing the course within 36 hours will be awarded the Badger Heart belt buckle.

Equipment Storage

Runners who ride the bus and wish to leave items at the start may bring a drop bag on the bus and leave it at the start. These drop bags may be picked up at the finish with the other drop bags. Drop Bag service is also available at Aid Stations throughout the course.

Maximum Time

36 hrs

Parking

Parking is available on the South East corner of 600 South and West Temple.

Transport

There will be buses to transport runners to the start from downtown Salt Lake City. There is no additional charge to ride the bus.

Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run Route Map

Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run Route Map

Start:

East Mountain Wilderness Park

Kaysville,us

Finish:

Soldier Hollow

Kaysville,us

Highlights

Cherry Hill (amusement park)

LeConte Stewart Artist Museum

Utah Botanical Center

Kay's Cross

Overview

The Wasatch 100 is a point-to-point race that traverses the heart of the central Wasatch Mountains, one of the most beautiful ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The course begins in Kaysville, Utah, at East Mountain Wilderness Park running north to the Bonnevile Shoreline Trail to Fernwood Picnic Grounds, the foot of Francis Peak, and ascends nearly 5,000 feet in 9 miles to the ridge line. The trail then turns south and follows the crest of the Wasatch along Francis Peak Ridge, through Farmington Flats and Arthur's Fork, along Sessions Ridge, over City Creek Pass, Big Mountain Pass and Bald Mountain, through Parley's, Lamb's, and Millcreek Canyons, by Desolation Lake and along the Wasatch Crest trail, through Big Cottonwood and American Fork Canyons, and up to Pole Line Pass. After traversing along Mill Canyon Peak on the western side, the trail turns back north on its eastern side, down Pot Hollow Canyon, up to the Crest Road in Wasatch Mountain State Park, then drops down Lime Canyon slipping over to a snowshoe trail just before coming out on the Snake Creek road and the run to the finish at The Homestead in Midway, Utah.

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.