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The Tushar mountain range is a hidden treasure of 12,000ft peaks not far from Bryce Canyon. This is one of the most challenging courses in the “Grand Circle Trail Series”. Runners will summit peaks and run ridgelines among a thriving mountain goat herd then drop down singletrack into vast, glaciated valleys spattered with abandoned mining ruins from the wild west. The race starts and finishes at Eagle Point Ski Resort at an elevation of over 10,000ft.
100K- The 100K begins by climbing out of the ski resort 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.
Marathon- The trail marathon will follow the 100k route up to Mud Lake Aid Station at mile 21.5. They'll then turn left at a junction and will run about 2.5 miles of doubletrack and stop by the Skyline Trail Aid Station for a second time, then will finish 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 to the aid station, then does an out-and-back climb up to the summit of Mt. Delano at 12,170ft then returns the way they came to the finish line.