Saturday, August 1, 2020

100K | 70K | Marathon | Half Marathon
Eagle Point Resort, Beaver, UT

One of the toughest most spectacular mountain races in all of North America in a little known mountain range near Beaver, Utah. The Tushar Mountains are a hidden gem of high altitude peaks, mountain canyons, alpine lakes and stunning terrain. Come find out for yourself why this is a MUST DO race.

The Tushars Mountain Runs are staged out of Eagle Point Resort at an elevation of over 10,000 feet. All race distances climb to the highest point in the Tushar range, Delano Peak at 12,174 feet. Join us this July for a spectacular and brutal race you won’t soon forget.

Returning for 2020 under Aravaipa Running, the Tushars Mountain Runs  feature 100 Kilometer, 70 Kilometer, Marathon and Half Marathon distances.

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UTMB Qualifying Points for 2020 Race
100K : 4 points
70K: 3 points
Marathon: 2 points
1/2 Marathon: 1 point
*Points will be applied to 2021 UTMB Races

RACE INFORMATION

This is a HIGH elevation technical mountain running course that starts & finishes at an elevation of 10,500 feet. It peaks out over 12,000 feet and spends most of the 62 miles around 9,500-10,500 feet. You will be climbing for almost half of your entire race (25 ish miles and 17,600+ feet of vert) and it will be hard. Probably very hard. But it will be epic. You might cry. You will probably cry. Tears of suffering and tears of joy. Embrace the suffering.

Race Start Times
5:00 AM – 100 Km Start at Eagle Point Resort
6:30 AM – 70 Km Start at Eagle Point Resort
7:00 AM – Marathon Start at Eagle Point Resort
7:30 AM – Half Marathon Start at Eagle Point Resort

Location
Eagle Point Resort – Skyline Lodge
1040 N Elk Meadows Dr.
Beaver, UT 84713
Directions

Gear Requirements

  1. Rain Jacket
  2. Space/Emergency Blanket
  3. Cell Phone/GPS Device
  4. Whistle

Course Summary

100 Km
The 100K begins by climbing out of the ski resort (10,500 ft) and links into some pristine singletrack at the base of Mt. Holly. The trail skirts around the side of the mountain and around mile four peers off a high point along the ridge into the backside of Mt. Delano. After dropping down into and traversing a vast valley, you’ll climb up to the Alunite Ridge Aid Station, located near some old mining ruins around mile 8. When the trail peaks out the top of the ridge at 11,400 ft, you’ll be rewarded with a view of several more peaks, including Copper Belt Peak, which you’ll climb later in the day.

You’ll then drop down into the south side of the rugged Bullion Canyon, made famous by a mining community which transformed the canyon into one of the “wildest and wooliest places on earth.” Over the next 4 miles, the singletrack will take you by abandoned mine shafts and cabins that leave one wondering how they got their equipment into these areas and how they survived in this steep, unforgiving country.

After a 2,000 ft climb, you’ll reach the summit of Mt. Delano (punch your bib!), the high point of the course, and then descend nearly the same distance before hitting the doubletrack that you’ll follow downhill for less than a mile down to Skyline aid station at mile 15.5. You’ll then descend another mile down to a trailhead near the Big John Flat camping area and climb 5 miles of gorgeous singletrack up to Mud Lake aid station at mile 21.5. After a quick out-and-back to the aid station, you’ll climb over a pass that opens up views of the towering Mt. Baldy and Mt. Belknap. You’ll descend 5 miles and 2,000 ft to the aptly named Blue Lake, followed by a 2,000 ft climb on an old forest service access road to the Bullion Pasture Aid Station at mile 28.5.

From here, you’ll descend the famous Paiute ATV trail 3 miles and 1,500+ feet down to the Copper Belt Peak Aid Station at mile 31.5 where you’ll check in and continue on to tackle Copper Belt Peak. After summiting (punch your bib!) and returning to the aid station at mile 38, you’ll climb back up to the Bullion Pasture Aid Station at mile 41 and then will drop down Bullion Canyon, descending nearly 4,000 ft to the Miner’s Park aid station and passing by the gorgeous Bullion Falls en route.

From just past the mining ruins at mile 48, you’ll climb back up the 4,000 ft that you just lost, this time on the south side of the canyon, all the way up to Edna Peak just before reaching the Alunite Ridge Aid Station to complete the loop at mile 55. After taking a few minutes to process how that climb could possibly be harder than you expected, you’ll head back to the finish on the same trail you began your race on 12+ hours prior.

70 Km
The 100K begins by climbing out of the ski resort (10,500 ft) and links into some pristine singletrack at the base of Mt. Holly. The trail skirts around the side of the mountain and around mile four peers off a high point along the ridge into the backside of Mt. Delano. After dropping down into and traversing a vast valley, you’ll climb up to the Alunite Ridge Aid Station, located near some old mining ruins around mile 8. When the trail peaks out the top of the ridge at 11,400 ft, you’ll be rewarded with a view of several more peaks, including Copper Belt Peak to the North.

You’ll then drop down into the south side of the rugged Bullion Canyon, made famous by a mining community which transformed the canyon into one of the “wildest and wooliest places on earth.” Over the next 4 miles, the singletrack will take you by abandoned mine shafts and cabins that leave one wondering how they got their equipment into these areas and how they survived in this steep, unforgiving country.

After a 2,000 ft climb, you’ll reach the summit of Mt. Delano (punch your bib!), the high point of the course, and then descend nearly the same distance. At the double track road, depart the 100K course and head right up to the Mud Lake aid station. Continue on, re-joining the 100K route, and you’ll climb over a pass that opens up views of the towering Mt. Baldy and Mt. Belknap. You’ll descend 5 miles and 2,000 ft to the aptly named Blue Lake, followed by a 2,000 ft climb on a forest service access road to the Bullion Pasture Aid Station.

After Bullion Pasture, you will drop down Bullion Canyon, descending nearly 4,000 ft to the Miner’s Park aid station and passing by the gorgeous Bullion Falls en route.

From just past the mining ruins, you’ll climb back up the 4,000 ft that you just lost, this time on the south side of the canyon, all the way up to Edna Peak just before reaching the Alunite Ridge Aid Station to complete the loop. After taking a few minutes to process how that climb could possibly be harder than you expected, you’ll head back to the finish on the same trail you began your race on 7+ hours prior.

Marathon

The trail marathon will follow the same route as the 100K & 70K runners over the top of Delano (punch your bib!) and then make a right turn at the double track road (same as 70K) leading to Mud Lake Aid Station at mile 16. Shortly after this aid station, you’ll turn left at a signed junction (very important- 100K & 70K will go right towards Bullion, please do not do that) and run about 6.7 miles to reach your final aid, the Skyline Trail Aid Station. Now, enjoy the last 4 miles running at the western foot of Mt. Delano and Mt. Holly before reaching the finish line.

Half Marathon

The half marathon takes the Skyline trail with views of Delano Peak to the Skyline Trail Aid Station, then does an out-and-back climb up to the summit of Mt. Delano at 12,170 ft. It then returns the way they came to the finish line.

Weather
This race can have anything from sunny skies to thunderstorms, hail storms and cold, foggy, and windy summits. Please come prepared for all of these! Typical temperatures range from a low in the 50’s to highs in the 90’s. The 2019 course included some changes due to the amount of snow still remaining on mountain passes. Forecast for Beaver, UT

Bib/Shirt Pickup

Friday, July 31
5:00-8:00 PM at the Eagle Point Ski Resort Yurt (Start/Finish Line)
A pasta dinner with salad will be provided by the Eagle Point Resort staff. The resort will also be making food on Saturday (either a taco style bar or grilling food, tbd) for your post-race meal. You may purchase a meal ticket for $7 during the registration process or directly HERE. If you do not purchase a meal ticket in advance, the price at the lodge will be $10.

8:00 PM – 100K, 70K, Marathon and Half Marathon drop bag cut off (they need to be dropped off before this time to allow us time to distribute them to Aid Station volunteers).
NOTE: You cannot bring large duffle bags, garbage bags or suitcases as your drop bag. You just don’t need that much stuff, I promise. We will have a volunteer at the drop off location who will tell you know if your bag is small enough to be delivered.

Eagle Point Ski Resort
1040 N Elk Meadows Dr.
Beaver, UT 84713
Directions

Saturday, August 1
4:00-7:00 AM at the Eagle Point Ski Resort Yurt (Start/Finish)

Eagle Point Resort -Skyline Lodge
1040 N Elk Meadows Dr.
Beaver, UT 84713
Directions

Aid Stations
Aid stations every 3.0 to 8.0 miles including water, electrolyte drink, sweet snacks, salty snacks, and fruit. Please plan to run with at least two bottles of water. As your miles increase, the aid stations will offer more substantial food such as grilled cheese, quesadilla, ramen and/or soup, etc.

Aid station distance chart:

Race Perks
Gender specific cut race shirt
Chip timed race results displayed at finish line
Scenic and challenging course
Well stocked aid stations every 4.0 to 7.3 miles
Post race food & socializing
100K: Custom finisher award
70K, Marathon,  1/2 Marathon: Tushars Campfire Mug Finisher Award

NOTE: Cupless Events

In an effort to continually lessen our race footprint, we are expanding our cupless events to the Tushars Mountain Runs. We will have UltrAspire reusable cups available at registration and on race day or feel free to bring your own! To check them out or purchase one directly visit our website HERE.

Crews **2019 UPDATE**
I have emailed all 100K and 70K runners regarding this and there is no crew access allowed for the marathon or 1/2 marathon distance. Thanks for your understanding on this.

Crews are welcome to support runners at the Skyline Lodge which will be our Tushars start/finish headquarters, and the selected aid stations listed below.
Runners are allowed one (1) crew vehicle and will be supplied with a crew pass that must remain in the vehicle at all times. If a second vehicle is found on course at one of these aid stations, the runner will be disqualified.
*There is very limited parking at all of these locations and is critical that a right-of-way always remains for emergency vehicle access*

Mud Lake – this aid station is placed just off the forest road in a field where the runners return to single track. There is limited parking here and if there is bad weather, there will be even less parking as it is essentially just a small field and can get muddy. Vehicle: 4×4 or high clearance recommended as it can be rocky and includes at least one small stream crossing (3-5 feet, shallow) and some hairpin turns.

Bullion Pasture crews will need to park in an open area on the left side of the road about 200 yards before Bullion Pasture aid and walk up. You can NOT give aid to your runner in this lot. Vehicle: 4×4 or high clearance recommended as it can be rocky and includes at least one small stream crossing (3-5 feet, shallow) and some hairpin turns.
Of note: in the event there is rain/inclement weather race week and/or on race day, we will likely close Bullion Pasture Aid to crews as the pass between Mud Lake and Bullion is not safe. However, if you are still interested in crewing or pacing from Bullion, you can park at Mud Lake and hike the 3 miles to Bullion on the road.

Miner’s Park– crews will need to park in the small lot at “Miner’s Park” interpretive area on the right hand side and walk the 1/4 mile up to the aid station. You can NOT give aid to your runner in this parking lot. Miner’s aid is 1 hour 30 minutes beyond Bullion Pasture aid station.

Pacers
Pacers are allowed for the 70K and 100K distances starting at Bullion Pasture (Mile 41 for 100K runners) or Miner’s Park. One pacer per runner on course and are responsible for their own transportation to/from these aid stations.

Awards
Awards to the top 3 male & female finishers at each distance.
All finishers will receive a finisher award.

Volunteer Helpers
If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station captains, aid station helpers, timing, photography, videography, social media, course sweep and event breakdown. Volunteer perks include a piece of Aravaipa merchandise or race goody and Aravaipa Race Credits. You can see our current opportunities and sign up here: Tushars Volunteer Form

REGISTRATION

Entry Fees

Until 3/27 Until 6/26 Until 7/26 Race Week
13 Mile $85 $100 $115 $130
26 Mile  $95  $110  $125  $140
70 Km $135 $150 $165 $180
100 Km $165 $180 $195 $210

Shirts guaranteed with registration if ordered by 7/7, otherwise shirts will be available on race day if there are extras.

Entrant Limit
450 Runners
Entrant Lists

Registration Options
Online via Ultra Signup
Mail-In Entry Form

Online registration closes on SUNDAY, 7/26 at 11:59 p.m. Registration will be available after online registration closes at packet pickup and race day as long as we have not reached our capacity.

Cut-Offs

100Km
1:00 PM: Mud Lake Aid Station ~ Mile 22
3:30 PM: Bullion Pasture Aid Station Mile 28.5
4:30 PM: Copper Belt (1) Aid Station ~ Mile 31.5
6:45 PM: Copper Belt (2) Aid Station ~ Mile 38.6
8:00 PM: Bullion Pasture Aid Station Mile 41.3
10:30 PM: Miner’s Park Aid Station ~ Mile 48.2
2:30 AM: Alunite Ridge Aid Station ~ Mile 53.7
5:00 AM: Finish ~ Mile 62

70K
2:00 PM: Mud Lake Aid Station ~ Mile 16
8:00 PM: Bullion Pasture Aid Station ~ Mile 22.8
10:30 PM: Miner’s Park Aid Station ~ Mile 29.7
2:30 AM: Alunite Ridge Aid Station ~ Mile 35.2
5:00 AM: Finish ~ Mile 43.2

Marathon
3:00 PM: Mud Lake ~ Mile 16.5
6:00 PM: Skyline ~ Mile 22.3
8:00 PM: Finish ~ Mile 26.6

Half Marathon
6:00 PM: Skyline ~ Mile 9.2
8:00 PM: Finish ~ Mile 13.1

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Maps

Interactive Maps
100K | CalTopo
70K | CalTopo
Marathon | CalTopo
Half-Marathon | CalTopo

Elevation Profiles




GPS Files
100K | GPX | KML
70K | GPX | KML
Marathon | GPX | KML
1/2 Marathon | GPX | KML

*Note on GPX & KML files: Right click and select “Save link as…” to download files.
GPX files may be opened by downloading the demo version of TopoFusion for free. KML files may be opened in Google Earth.

RESULTS

Course Records
100K | Male – 12:47:04 – Jason Schlarb (’19) | Female – 15:22:14 – Erin Marcinek (’17)
70K | Male -9:03:09 – Catlow Shipek (’19) | Female – 9:56:59 – Amanda Basham (’19)
Marathon | Male – 4:11:37 – Timmy Parr (’15) | Female – 5:03:41 – Kacie Enman (’15)
1/2 Marathon | Male – 1:53:30 – Mike Popejoy (’19) | Female – 2:22:54 – Leonna Moat (’16)

Past Distance Course Records:
93K | Male – 11:43:38 – Mark Hammond (’15) | Female – 13:03:49 – Darci Piceu (’16)

Results
2019 | Results
2018 | Results
2017 | 100K | Marathon| 1/2 Marathon
2016 | 93K | Marathon | 1/2 Marathon
2015 | 93K | Marathon| 1/2 Marathon

Photography
2019 | Aravaipa Photo Gallery
2018 | Aravaipa Photo Gallery

RACE DAY INFORMATION

Race Day Schedule
Please arrive early to park, check in and warm up prior to your run. Restroom facilities are located at the start line at a permanent park facility.

Timeline
4:00 AM – Packet pickup / race day registration begin
5:00 AM – 100 Km Start
6:11 AM – Begin Civil Twilight
6:30 AM – 70 Km Start
6:39 AM – Sunrise
7:00 AM – Marathon Start 
7:30 AM – 1/2 Marathon Start 
8:40 PM – Sunset
9:09 PM – End Civil Twilight

5:00 AM – 100 Km final cut-off / Race ends

Moon Phase – Waxing Gibbous 95%
Moonrise: 3:30 PM
Moonset: 4:47 AM

Parking
There is ample parking near the Skyline Lodge where the start and finish line are located. Overflow parking can be found closer to the Canyonside Lodge. Please arrive early to ensure you are on time.

Trail Running & Trash
Please respect the trails and the beauty of these mountains by disposing of any trash at one of our aid stations.

Trail Etiquette
Remember to always remain on designed trails, no short cutting.
If you decide to use headphones, please be respectful of runners behind you attempting to pass. Also, remove ear buds as you approach aid stations or a road crossing.
This course includes some legit single track. If you are fast and attempting to pass, please alert the runner in front of you before flying past them. Likewise, if you hear a runner approaching you from behind, attempt to find a spot to allow the runner to pass.

As a general rule, when passing a runner, announce, “on your left.”
Uphill runners/hikers have the right of way to downhill runners. Remain in control as you descend and respect the other runners.
Everyone is after the same goal here so let’s be respectful of each other’s races and have fun. Please.

Race Timing
We will be utilizing a chip timing system at this event to record your time at the finish. You will be provided with a timing chip attached to the back side of your race bib. It is important to not crease, or fold the the timing chip to ensure your finish time is read. We will also have a limited number of remote timing points on course that should allow crews and family to better track your progress during the race. Visit ultracast.tv OR www.aravaiparunning.com/results and click on “Live Results” to follow along. NOTE: This course is very remote and it is quite possible that the online timing points will not post immediately or at all during the race. Thank you for your patience.

Drop Bags
A drop bag will be allowed at the Bullion Pasture Aid station for 100K  & 70K runners. 100K runners will hit this aid station twice (mile 28.8 & 41.3). Please have your drop bag with you on Friday evening at packet pickup before 8 PM to be collected and delivered on time. They will be transported to the finish line after the Bullion Pasture Aid Station closes down around 7:00 PM.

Aid Station Helpers
We cannot produce these trail runs without the help of our amazing volunteer team. You can even help and run on race day. If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station captains, aid station helpers, timing, photography, videography, social media and event breakdown. Volunteer perks include a piece of Aravaipa merchandise or race goody and Aravaipa Race Credits. You can see our current opportunities and sign up here:  Tushars Volunteer Form

Course Markings
The race courses will be well marked with orange plastic ribbons with black polka dots and orange pin flags with reflective medallions and our Aravaipa Running logo. Trail junctions and turns will be well marked with colored laminated signs that correspond with your race’s color (1/2 Marathon: Blue, Marathon = Green, 70K = Yellow, 100K = Red). Both the ribbons and trail signs will include reflective medallions to help guide your way in the dark.

Please pay attention to these signs at each junction as there are multiple race distances and race courses! In addition, blue & white checkerboard plastic flagging will be hung to designate non-race or “WRONG WAY” trails. All runners are responsible for understanding the layout of the courses. Please familiarize yourself with the course maps on our website prior to race day and/or print a map to bring along with you.

Parking / Start Area
The finish line is located at the Skyline Lodge within the Eagle Point Ski Resort. Parking will be available near the lodge parking lot or around the Tonalite Drive Loop approximately 1/4 mile from the start/finish area.

Lodging/ Camping
Eagle Point Resort offers a number of lodging options right on property. Most of them include a kitchen or kitchette and common area. The race is based out of the Skyline Lodge in the Northeast area of the resort as a reference point. Here is a map of the Village area. Rates from $105 plus cleaning fee. For reservations visit HERE.

Beaver, Utah is the nearest town (elevation 6,500 feet) and also has a fair amount of affordable hotels about 15 miles from the resort. Head to their website for a plethora of great information about lodging and sites in the area. Visit Beaver Country

On-site Camping: Eagle Point Resort has allowed us to have runners set up a tent near the start/finish line for $12 per night. It is dispersed, first-come first-serve camping. There is no need to call the resort in advance as there will be enough space either right next to the start/finish area or just down the hill about 1/4 mile or less. You will be able to pay on site for this as well.
RV “Camping”: You are able to bring your RV to the race and keep it in a lower lot near the Skyline Lodge. This is $20 per night and is also awarded on a first come, first serve basis. You will pay the resort inside the Skyline Lodge.

There are no showers on site unless you reserve a room/condo through the resort.

There are some dispersed camping options within the Fishlake National Forest (Big John Flat Area!) as well as a developed campgrounds at the Tushar Lakeside Rec Site which is about 13 miles from the Start or the Little Cottonwood Campground located just outside of the town of Beaver..

Distances to Eagle Point Ski Resort

From Salt Lake City: 3 hours 48 minutes
From Las Vegas: 3 hours 40 minutes
From Phoenix: 7 hours 45 minutes

Address
150 S W Village Cir
Beaver, UT 84713
Directions