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2017 Race Overview



Registration for the 2017 event opens Nov. 5, 2016 at 9am PST. Registration closes when the event reaches 200 entrants (we will keep a 100 person waitlist in that case) or on Sept. 1, 2017



WHEN: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 9 a.m. until cut off at Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1 p.m. 100 hour cut off.

START/FINISH: Homewood Ski Resort, Homewood, CA

ENTRANTS: Event accepts up to 200 entrants and a 100 person waitlist.

QUALIFYING FOR THE EVENT: For qualification standards, please see our Qualifications page.

AWARDS: All finishers receive belt buckle and finisher’s print.  You must finish within 100 hours to get finisher awards. Top 3 men and women receive a special hand made artist award.  All entrants will get a variety of swag including a t-shirt, bumper sticker, pint glass, and duffel bag. Location of award ceremony will be Homewood Resort. The ceremony/banquet will be on Tuesday, September 12 at 5PM. 

WITH YOUR ENTRY: You will get a t-shirt, pint glass, bumper sticker, duffel bag, Award ceremony dinner. When you finish you receive an artist made belt buckle and a meal at the finish line. The route has 16 aid stations (including water only stations, hot food, sleeping quarters at 6 locations) a fully marked course, and live updates during the race (some delayed due to remote locations) so your friends, family, and fans can follow along online!

COST: $895, price goes up to $995 on 1/1/17 and $1095 on 7/1/17.

DISTANCE: 205.5 miles, full loop around the lake.

SINGLE TRACK: Single track: 176.5 miles single track
Paved Road: 8 miles
4×4 dirt roads: 21 miles

ELEVATION GAIN: 35,117 feet (10,704 meters) of ascent and 35,117 feet (10,704 meters) of descent.

CUT OFF: The event will have a 100 hour cut off,  that’s 4 days and 4 hours. 


Koichi Takeshi was our last finisher for 2014, finishing just 4 seconds under the cut off.