Pre-Race Meeting

Pre-Race Briefing is the Thursday before the race at Sugar Park in Amalga, Utah, at 4:00 pm.

The pre-race check in begins at 1:00 pm.with the race briefing starting at 4 pm.

To get to the meeting

  • Take Highway 218 west out of Smithfield
  • Go to Leland's Mountain Valley Trout Farm, but keep going west, over the river.
  • 2400 West is the second right after the river.
  • Go north through farmland
  • 6550 North is the first street on your right.
  • You will see the park on your right, and a church on your left.

If there is not enough parking at the bowery in the park, you may park across the street at the church.

The meeting is at 4:00 pm. You may start checking in as early as 1:00 pm.

Race

The Race starts at Hyrum Gibbons/Mount Logan Park, located at 1400 East 350 South in Logan.

  • Go up Center Street in Logan.
  • Work your way up the hill until you come to Eastridge.
  • Turn right on Eastridge.
  • Go to 1400 East.
  • The park will be straight ahead.

Aid Station Accessibility

There are some aid stations that are not crew accessible. More on that later. *The pre-race meeting is the Thursday before the race at Sugar Park in Amalga, Utah, at 4:00 pm.

Also aid station 4 could be accessed by any vehicle if the roads are dry. It is dirt road and a little bumpy, but if they are careful, your crew can make it there. Please don’t have them come to all of the aid stations. Pick maybe 3 or 4, and do tell them to drive slowly and carefully. Some places are narrow and steep. We want them to arrive safely. You will be required to be weighed at two of these aid stations. Aid stations and cut-offs are as follows:

With over 250 runners, parking at some of the aid stations will be limited. Please limit yourself to one crew vehicle, to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before your runner. This will prevent conflicts with other forest users, reduce traffic, and enhance everyone’s experience. This policy applies to the following aid stations: Leatham Hollow, Right Hand Fork, Temple Fork, and Franklin Basin Road. We hope this solution to our parking woes will work well. If the 30-minute limit is not followed, and conflicts occur, we risk losing our special use permit with the Forest Service (worst case). At best we will be required to limit crew access to these aid station outright or use a shuttle system. So be a good neighbor and take care of the Bear.

Leatham Hollow (Mile 19.66): Go south from Logan (left fork heading out of town) to Hyrum, turn left and go up Blacksmith Fork Canyon. Turn left about 5 miles up the canyon at the Left Fork of the Blacksmith sign. It’s about 1 mile on dirt road. Crews may crew here. It is another 3 miles up the dirt road to the Richards Hollow station. CREWS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT RICHARDS HOLLOW. The road is rough, narrow and dusty. Crew your runner at Leatham.

Cowley Canyon (Mile 29.98): Go back to Logan, and then go up Logan Canyon about 9 miles, and turn right at Right Fork. You go about a mile and turn right onto a dirt road that takes you up 4 miles to Cowley. From Cowley, go back down 4 miles and go right, just past the Girl Scout Camp. It is less than a mile on dirt road to the trailhead and aid station at Right Fork. If you just want to go to Right Fork, go up Logan Canyon about 9 miles, turn right at Right Fork, go left at the fork in about a mile, and it is less than a mile to the station.

Temple fork (Mile 45.15):DO NOT PARK ON HIGHWAY 89 AT TEMPLE FORK. You will be cited by the Highway Patrol. Park either in the lot or along the dirt road that the runners will be descending. From Right fork, go back to the Logan Canyon Highway, and turn right. Go about 5 miles up the Canyon to the Temple Fork road. The station is right there.

Tony Grove (Mile 51.84): From Temple Fork, go up the Logan Canyon Highway about 5 miles to the Tony Grove turn (left). It is 7 miles on paved road to the aid station at Tony Grove Lake.

Franklin Basin (Mile 61.48): From the Tony Grove turn in Logan Canyon, continue up the Canyon about 3 miles to the Franklin Basin road, turn left, go about ¼ mile on dirt road and turn left. It’s just past the bridge. It’s another ¼ mile to the aid station. Parking at Franklin Basin Road will be staged. Please follow parking monitors’ instructions.

Logan River: (Mile 68.6)Because of concerns the Forest Service has raised with impact, and for runners’ safety, the Steep Hollow/Logan River aid station will no longer be accessible to crew.Pacers and crew may attend to their runners at Franklin Basin Road aid station or at Beaver Mountain aid station. Crews attempting to attend to their runners along the Franklin Basin Road will subject their runner to disqualification. Please help us maintain a safe event that complies with our host’s wishes.

Beaver Mountain (Mile 75.85): From the Franklin Basin road, go back to the Logan Canyon Highway, turn left and go about 3 miles to the Beaver Mountain left turn. It is about 1-½ miles up the paved road to Beaver Mountain. At this point you will enter a large parking lot, with a small lodge at the extreme end. Three flag poles are in front of the lodge. As you look at the lodge, go right, uphill. This is the road to the yurt. The yurt is about 200 yards up the hill. Dim your lights as you proceed to the yurt; you will be driving on the course against the race flow, and don’t want to blind the runners.

Beaver Creek (Mile 85.25): From Beaver Mtn, go back down ½ mile, turn left and head up Beaver Creek road (rough dirt) about 3 or 4 miles to the aid station.

Ranger Dip (Mile 92.2): From Beaver Creek, go back down to the Logan Canyon Highway, and turn left. It is about 3 miles to the Swan Flat road. Turn left onto this dirt road, and go about 5 miles, take the right fork, and there will be the aid station at the trailhead.

Finish Go back the way you came from Ranger Dip AS to highway 89. Turn left, over the summit, and down to Bear Lake at Garden City. At Garden City turn left (north) on Highway 89. Cross into Idaho, and in about 3 miles you will reach Fish Haven. On the left you will see a restaurant called Gladys’s Place. The finish is 100 yards further on the right (east), next to the lake and in area with a large yard and bowery.