50 KM

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The 50K course is a legit mountain run. If you like to play hard in the mountains this is the run for you. Here is the route: from Bruce’s parking lot enjoy the wildflowers of the mellow Sinks Canyon/River Trail until you get to the Sinks Canyon Campground. From there, cross the highway to a Climber’s trails and enjoy the steep climb to top of Fairfield ridge. From the ridge, you’ll do a steep and technical drop down to Sheep Creek and up another two-track through a sea of wildflowers to the Timbertop Mountain. Turn left, and begin the ascent to Fairfield Hill. Enjoy the panorama of the Wind River Mountains in front of you as you traverse ridge on two track to Fairfield saddle. If you’re feeling groovy jump off the trail and quick bag the peak, the view is awesome. Tuck and roll off the Fairfiled saddle and head downhill back towards Sinks Canyon. After scooting around some mud on the road, don’t miss the right turn onto some fun single track back down to the bottom of Sinks Canyon. Cross the highway to Sinks Canyon Campground again and stay close to the river as you head back to Bruce’s Parking area (the start). Cross the road and begin your rocky adventure up the Middle Fork Trail. About 5.5 to 6 miles up the Middle Fork, hang a left, cross Sheep’s Bridge, and make the ascent to Worthen Meadows Reservoir. If you’re hot, take a quick dip before running on improved dirt road and a little bit of pavement before you get to Fossil Hill. Take a look behind you as you run for some of the best scenery of the day. After the Fossil Hill Aid Station, cross the cattle guard and turn left to begin your traverse around Fossil Hill through wildflower heaven on the Brewer’s Trail. Turn right on the Aspen Grade Trail to finish your descent and loop your way through the canyon back to Bruce’s Parking Area for the finish.

50KM Aid Stations

Volunteers will be available at each aid station to assist you with your race. Below is the list of fueling options available at each of the aid stations (except Fairfield, mile 6). If other options are wanted, please plan on packing them with you or leaving them in your drop bag. Several locations have drop bags available. Drops bags need to be set at the designated location at the starting area prior to the start of the race. Please clearly mark your drop bags with your name, aid station location, and race bib number.

Estimated cutoff times have been calculated for each aid station based on a 10 hour total cutoff time. These times will not be strictly enforced, but are set to help guide you through the race to ensure you finish in 10 hours or less. If you go through the aid station past the estimated cut off time, please have a conversation with yourself, crew members, aid station volunteers, and race directors to make a decision about continuing the race.

Food and drink available at aid stations:

  • Water and Ice
  • Skratch Lab Raspberry and Pineapple Exercise Hydration Mix
  • Honey Stinger GF Salted Carmel Waffles
  • M&M’s
  • Fritos
  • Watermelon

#1 Fairfield Saddle (mile 7.5): 

Cut off: 9:00 am

  • Waffles, Skratch, and Water only
  • No drop bag
  • No Crew
  • No Toilet

#2 Sinks Canyon Campground (mile 11):

Cut off: 10:00am

  • Crew Access
  • Pit Toilet
  • Directions from Start: Leave Bruce’s Parking area and head down (east) the canyon for 1.2 miles. Turn right and drive down the short road into the the Forrest Service Sinks Canyon Campground. The aid station will be set up on the right in the parking area. Please be courteous of campers and trail users. If the parking lot is full, proceed out of the campground on the one-way road back to Sinks Canyon Road and park along the the road at one of the turn off area. Crew members may also access this aid station by hiking 1 mile down the trail from the start.

#3 Bruce’s Parking (mile 12): 

  • Drop bag
  • Crew Access
  • Pit Toilet and Portable Toilet
  • Directions to Bruce’s: Same as directions to start

#4 Worthen Meadows Trailhead (mile 21):

Cutoff: 12:45 pm

  • Drop bag
  • Crew Access
  • Pit Toilet
  • Directions from Fossil Hill Parking Lot: Exit Fossil Hill parking area and continue up (west) Louis Lake Road. Continue for 2.5 miles. Check out the beautiful view of Wind River Peak on your way. Turn right onto Forrest Service Rd 302 for 2.5 miles of a bumpy ride. You will pass the entrance for Worthen Meadows Campground, however, continue straight for 1/4 mile until you approach the parking areas. The aid station will be set up on the right side. Runners will be running down the same road and this is a popular recreational area. Drive carefully as the road can become narrow with sharp turns. Runner’s will be finishing the race down the Sheep’s Bridge Trail.

#5 Fossil Hill Parking Lot (mile 25):

Cutoff: 2:40

  • Drop bag
  • Crew Access
  • Pit Toilet
  • Directions from Start: Head up the canyon switch backs (west) on Louis Lake Road (aka Loop Road). You will drive up several switch backs for 4.5 miles until you reach the parking area at the base of Fossil Hill. The aid station will be set up in the parking area.

Updated 50km Course Map (6/19/17)

See an interactive 50K map here

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