Join Zion Ultras
Get ready for an overdose of awesome. The soaring red-and-white cliffs of Zion Canyon, one of southern Utah’s most dramatic natural wonders, rise high over the Virgin River. Hiking downriver through the Narrows or peering beyond Angels Landing after a 1400ft ascent is indeed amazing. But, for all its awe-inspiring majesty, the park also holds more delicate beauties: weeping rocks, tiny grottoes, hanging gardens and meadows of mesa-top wildflowers. Lush vegetation and low elevation give the magnificent rock formations here a whole different feel from the barren parks in the east. These are sights to be seen while traversing Zion 100 course.
To be more specific, this is a challenging, scenic run through the southern Utah desert adjacent to Zion National Park. Expect steep climbs onto the mesas that offer incredible views of the diverse geological features in the area.
It’s a figure 8 loop course with a lot of variation in the trail with smooth and fast sections, technical slick rock, steep rocky scrambles, and even a little sand. Overall, about half of the course is on technical sections and half is pretty mild. The course puts most of its miles in on top of three gorgeous mesas near Zion National Park and actually cuts through a corner of the park for about a mile and a half. It’s an open desert in the lower elevations between the mesas which will throw in an added challenge for runners.
Camping is available near the start and finish lines. Other reservations can be made at the Cable Mountain Lodge and Coral Springs Resort at discounted prices.
After Race Services
The following amenities will be present at the finish line to keep you comfortable- shade, seating, pizza, heated tents, drinks, hot showers, a wood-fired cedar hot tub, and recovery area.
The 100 miler has 13 fully stocked aid stations.
The belt buckles awarded for the 100 miler finishers. Special awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers for each distance as well.
All drop bags must be left in designated drop off location by 8PM the night before race day.
Parking available at start/finish line area.
Artisan pizza made to order for each runner.
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