Ute 100 - Race Information & Rules

When/Where:

Saturday 08/08/2020 - 3:00 A.M. 

Exact location of start (near Old LaSal) and finish (near Moab) TBD

Weekend Schedule

Friday 8/7/2020

Packet pick-up  3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Mandatory  packet pick-up and pre-race meeting 5:00-5:45 PM at Canyon Voyages. There is no parking at Canyon Voyages. There are various parking spots around town. Just park where you can and walk to the packet pickup.

Location: Moab, UT - Canyon Voyages 211 North Main Moab, Utah 84532

There is no packet pick-up on race day!!

Packet Pick-up and Gear Check

To get your  race bib, you must present a valid government I.D. and show the volunteer the required gear

To make this fast and easy, put only the required gear in a large clear plastic bag, so that everything is visible

If you don't have your gear or are missing an item, the volunteer will ask you to go get the required items and return to gear check. Once the volunteer sees you have everything, we'll tag your pack and you can obtain your bib

You can only get a bib in person with a VALID government I.D.  You cannot get a bib/shirt for a friend or get a bib the  morning of the race!!!

Runners will get a crew pass (one per runner) which will allow ONE vehicle access to crew accessible aid stations and the starting area. The crew access pass must be visible in the vehicle to avoid being ticketed, towed, or the runner DQ'd.

Runners will get one safety runner bib which they can use from mile 51. (Miner's Rd AS #5)

If you have a drop bag, bring to packet pick-up on Friday 8/7.

We will review any last minute changes, safety, aid stations, safety runners and general Q&A.  If you show up race morning and did not pick up your bib and attend the pre-race meeting on Friday, you will not be allowed to participate!  We are serious about this!

Saturday 8/8/2020

  • 2:00  - 2:45 A.M - Check-in at the start. This is a mandatory re-check. Every runner will be scanned as part of the check in process. If you bypass it, and we find you somewhere on the course, then we will have you pulled for a DNF.  Make sure a check-in volunteer, puts a check by your bib/name and your are scanned into LiveTrail.

  • 3:00 A.M. - Race start

Cutoffs

There is a 40:00 hour total time limit with individual aid station cutoffs. The cutoffs are tighter at first, then loosen up as you get closer to the finish. It is YOUR responsibility to know these time limits. We DO NOT recommend basing your distance solely on GPS devices. GPS devices can vary in accuracy. If you are riding cutoffs then be prepared to not make a cutoff. Please do not get angry with a volunteer if you do not make a cutoff time and are asked to stop. You must turn in your bib if you do not  make a cuttoff. These are STRICT cutoffs and are for leaving the aid station, not getting to the aid station. AGAIN all cutoff times are for you LEAVING the aid station.

Runner Tracking

The Ute 100 will feature LiveTrail runner tracking. Runners will be scanned at each full aid station along the course and at the finish line. LiveTrail is not used for timing results. Family, friends, and crew members will be able to follow their runner's progress during the race. Runners can also download an app to check their own progress during the race. Click the link for more information  LiveTrail.net (will be updated 2 weeks prior to event)

Dropping Out

If you drop at an aid station where there is no crew access, you will have to wait until the aid station closes to catch a ride back to the finish area. If you drop out, you must notify the AS Captain and turn in your bib. This will help us account for all runners and ensure no runner is left out on the course.

Safety

Please note that there will be road crossings that may not have crossing marshals. This could be during the daylight or during the night. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING YOUR SAFETY WHEN CROSSING A ROAD.

If you or another runner has a LIFE THREATING emergency please dial 911. Sometimes the closest aid station is behind you.

Weather

The weather is a dominant factor for this run and can be as formidable as the terrain, remoteness, or high altitude. The average temperatures range between 45 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Expect cool mornings, and cold nights. Daytime temperatures can be hot, 90+, especially on the Jimmy Keen, and Pinhook Valley loops.

The typical daily weather cycle is as follows:  The morning will start out cool with blue skies. As the day warms up, thunderheads will build quickly. Around noon, intense electrical thunderstorms may commence, continuing until late afternoon or evening, at which time the thunderstorms abate until the next morning. The LaSal mountains are typical of the nearby Colorado mountain ranges. The Colorado Mountain Club advises climbers in Colorado's mountains to be off the peaks by noon.

Depending on your position on the course, you must use extreme caution. During inclement weather you may have to run above your comfortable pace to get through a section before a storm hits, or you may have to stop and seek shelter and wait it out.  Remember that the time limit is 40 hours. The cutoffs allow for slower paces during the last 20 miles of the race.  These slower paces are a buffer that may be used by the Race Director to add some time to some cutoffs if he sees fit. The long time limit is not only in recognition of the difficult terrain, but also allows runners to wait out thunderstorms or other life-threatening weather during the race.  If you are pinned down, chances are that other runners are too. Your position in the field will probably not change. Use the time wisely - eat, drink, stay warm, and rest. You will be able to run faster when the storm has passed.

At the discretion of the Race Director, Aid Station Captains can hold runners if weather conditions are considered too dangerous to continue. Several runners in other races around the country have been struck by lightening. DO NOT BE THAT PERSON! We will continually communicate warnings, cautions, updates, and suggestions regarding the exposure you will face when attempting this run.

In the event of severely inclement weather, the race may be cancelled, or an alternate rain route, using mainly USFS roads may be required.  We will do our best to have the original race route, however, no refunds or deferments will be given for any reason. Thank you for understanding.

Special Note: Weather safety plan. 

In the event of inclement weather on the Mann's peak section, (Moonlight Meadows to Hazzard County Aid Station mile 33 to 41.6) the course will be altered, and runners will be directed to a section of trail from Burro Pass to the Hazzard County aid station.

A course marshal will direct runners. All runners taking the alternate route will have their bib marked and number recorded. Once the decision is made by the RD to use the alternate route, all runners from the point on will have to take the alternate route - no matter if the weather conditions improve. 

In order to account for the difference in course distance (2.4 miles less) and to  maintain runner placing. runners will have one hour (2.4 miles @ 26:10 M/M rounded to 1 hour) added to their arrival time at Hazzard Count AS and the cutoff will apply.

For example; Runner A, takes the full route and gets to Hazzard County AS before 7:15 PM. That runner will be allowed to continue. Runner B, is directed to the alternate route and arrives at the Hazzard County AS before 6:15 PM. One hour is added making the arrival before "7:15"  runner B is also allowed to continue. However, if runner A misses the cut off @ 7:15 PM or runner B arrives after 6:15 both runners will have missed the cut off and will be dropped.

Remember this is for your safety!

Rules

No cutting the course

Be courteous

No littering

Listen and follow all instructions from race staff / volunteers / medical personnel

You may only receive aid within 100 feet of an aid station that allows crew access

Trekking poles are allowed!

The RD has sole discretion of administration of any violations of the rules, ranging from a time penalty, up to and including disqualification.

Mandatory Gear

All runners must have the following items with them at all times - including check-in

  1. Running pack - handhelds or waist belt is not sufficient

  2. Headlamp with an extra set of batteries

  3. Windbreaker weather proof jacket 

  4. Warm hat - beanie or buff

  5. Running pack with water storage (minimum 2 liters) 

  6. Space blanket 

  7. Whistle

  8. Working cell phone with Trail Run Project loaded and pinned as a favorite

  9. This is a cup less race. Bring a cup(s) for obtaining cold and HOT fluids!

Aid Stations

We will have typical aid station fare at most aid stations. This means cookies, bananas, peanut butter and jelly, chips, Gatorade, Ginger Ale, Coke, etc. No gels or pre packaged foods. 

Some aid stations will have hot food. Most likely ramen, bacon, grilled cheese, quesadillas, broth, and pizza 

If you have food or insect allergies, and you normally carry an “epi-pen”, make sure you have it with you during the race.

On Course Rest Room Facilities

There are on course restroom facilities at the following locations.

1. Hazzard County Trailhead

2. Medicine Lakes Trailhead

3. Miner's Basin 

5. Warner Lake Trailhead

Drop Bags

BRING ALL DROP BAGS TO PACKET PICK-UP. A volunteer will be on hand to direct you to the drop bag area. 

PLEASE !! - LABEL YOUR DROP BAGS WITH YOUR NAME,BIB NUMBER, AND DROP BAG LOCATION or LOCATIONS IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DROP BAGS. 

Drop bags may not be larger than a small back pack. If you show up with a big plastic bin, duffle bag or overly large bag, then we will not take it to the drop-off point. You should have a bag that has room for one (1) pair of shoes, a couple layers of clothing and some nutrition. 

Drop bags will be returned to the finish. We cannot mail drop bags post-race  All unclaimed drop bags will be either donated or disposed.

Safety Runner:

Check the Aid Station Matrix on the crew information page for safety runner locations. Runners are allowed one (1) safety runner at a time.

They are not allowed to carry food, gear, water etc. for you. (no muling) 

The safety runner must wear the required bib that matches the runner's bib number. Note: Safety runners must have the same required gear as their runner!

Crewing

Only one crew vehicle is allowed per runner. If you have a crew , you will receive a crew vehicle display card, to be placed in plain view on the dash of the crew vehicle. Crew vehicle display cards can be picked up Friday evening at the packet pick-up. You must have a crew vehicle display card before heading out to crew accessible aid stations.

 

Post race food

Food will be provided at the finish line. If you have dietary restrictions bring your own food. 

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