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22nd July 2023


Known to be the toughest 50K in the USA – this course has a total of 11,400 feet of elevation gain. A series of climbs brings runners breathtaking views at the summit of Snowbird, Baldy and Hidden Peak.

Race Category


Running Stones



49.8 KM

Elevation Gain

3474 M+

Start Location

Creekside Sports, Snowbird

Start Time




Course Description

Course Description

First ascent to the Summit of Snowbird is a series of 5 climbs, gaining a total of 4500’ at 9.2 miles. A long descent awaits to the Pacific Mine Aid station, with a 3400’ descent over rocky singletrack. After Pacific Mine aid station at 15.5 miles, a 3000’ climb up a technical ATV road over the top of “miller hill”. A short descent to the Mineral Basin aid station brings mile 21. Next climb from the Mineral Basin aid station goes over Baldy Summit. 2000’ in 1.7 miles. Tunnel aid station is at mile 24. Descent Peruvian Gulch trail then turn up the Ridge Trail and climb again 1500’ to Hidden Peak summit. Final descent has one “bump” climb of 500’, then rocky singletrack and smooth bike trail to the finish.

Mandatory Gear

  • Minimum water supply: 1/2 liter of hydration capacity

Recommended Gear

  • Light wind jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Ability to carry 1 liter of hydration capacity

Music: Listening to music using earphones only, is tolerated, so long as it is safe to do so. Any earphones MUST be removed when crossing any roads, as well as on approach to, and whist at, any checkpoints and when approaching and passing any Safety Team members.

Cut Off Time

  • Hidden Peak 1 = 10:00 AM
  • Mineral Basin = 1:45 PM
  • Tunnel = 3:20 PM
  • Hidden Peak 2 = 5:15 PM

50K Prize Purse $7000

  • 1st $2000
  • 2nd $1000
  • 3rd $500

Male and Female