5K with 2,000ft of Elevation Gain
This unique uphill 5K race at sunset takes participants from the base of Mammoth Mountain to the 11,053' summit on e-bike, mountain bike or by foot. The race course follows the legendary Kamikaze bike trail weaving up Mammoth's back side. Friends and family can greet racers at the finish line with an evening gondola ride to the top, including a spectacular Sierra sunset and join in all the fun at the Summit Sunset Party.
Ezakimak is Kamikaze spelled backwards. Our legendary Kamikaze mountain bike trail spans from Mammoth Mountain's peak down to Main Lodge, weaving through the "back side" of the mountain. In winter 2015, we started this backwards fun by sending cross-country skiers, snowshoers and runners on a snowy uphill race. After the success of the winter Ezakimak, we kept the idea going and brought a summer version to the dirt for runners and mountain bikers.
Entry fee includes race, finisher tech shirt and beer/beverage, bag check at registration with delivery to the summit, gondola ride down after the race, on-course feed stations and Summit Sunset Party at the finish.
Event details and schedule
Sunday, September 6
|12–5PM||Registration and Bib Pick-up||Main Lodge, Ticket Lobby|
|6PM||Panorama Gondola Opens for Summit Sunset Party Guests||Panorama Gondola|
|5:45PM||Ezakimak Participant Meeting||Below Broadway Express/Chair 1 (next to Main Lodge)|
|6PM||Ezakimak Challenge Starts|
|6PM E-Biker Start|
|6:05PM Runners Start|
|6:07PM Mountain Bikers Start|
|7:30PM||Ezakimak Awards||The Summit|
|7:45PM||Feed Zone #2 Time Cut Off|
|8PM||Last Gondola Ride Up||Panorama Gondola|
|8:30PM||Last Gondola Ride Down||Panorama Gondola|
Event schedule subject to change.