August 20th, 2022
Start time: 8 am
Start @ GPRA
Finish @ Independence Mine
Climbing up to Government Peak, then following the ridge line to April Bowl and taking the road down to Independence Mine
RACE DESCRIPTION/ DETAILS
Starting at Government Peak Recreation Area parking lot runners will make their way up Government Peak via the race trail. Once to the top of Government Peak participants will continue to follow the ridge line over to April Bowl and down to the Summit Lake Parking lot. Once at the parking lot runners will continue down the road to Independence Mine!
The race itself is about 10 miles with around 4,000 ft vertical gain.
This race is challenging and covers a variety of terrain including steep uphill trail, loose rock, shale, tundra, dirt road and a tiny portion of paved road at the very end. Weather and conditions can change the terrain very quickly making it more difficult/dangerous. It is ultimately the responsibility of the participant to be aware of their surroundings.
** If you have not climbed Government Peak AND if you have not been on loose shale before this race is not the one for you**
Due to safety for all runners we require you to carry at least 500 calories, a light jacket, hat/gloves AND bear spray
CUT OFF LOCATION & TIME
There will be a strict cutoff of 2.5 hours at the top of Government Peak to continue on.
This is to keep all of our volunteers and staff on the course safe.
If you decide to turn around at ANY point you MUST let a volunteer or worker know.
AID STATIONS & COURSE MARKINGS
We plan to have at least 3 aid stations throughout the course. Although we will have aid stations with water and food, please do not fully rely on them for nutrition/water.
The course will be marked with orange ground stake flags and occasional large stakes with signs.
1. Halfway up Gov Peak (waterfall area)
2. Gov. Peak
3. Along the ridgeline
4. Summit Lake parking