Experience the beauty of winding Sonoran Desert trails in the shadow of the Bradshaw Mountains. The course is point-to-point with net elevation loss.. but do not be fooled: this is a tough and taxing course with the majority of elevation gain coming the 2nd half. Challenge yourself this February 13th and join us for the 3rd annual Black Canyon 100K! The course runs along the non-motorized Black Canyon Trail (a National Recreation Trail) featuring a mixture of single track trail, jeep roads, and pieces of an old stagecoach route. The Black Canyon Trail is located on Bureau of Land Management land and is overseen by the Black Canyon Trail Coalition. New this year is a point to point 60K starting at Mayer High School and finishing at Black Canyon City.
Western States Qualifier
The 2016 Black Canyon 100K will be a qualifying race for the 2017 Western States Endurance Run. Runners must complete the course within 17 hours to gain a ticket into the lottery.
Golden Ticket Race
presented by Sharman Ultra Endurance Coaching
Local time: 9:53 PM
The top two (2) female and top two (2) male finishers in each individual race in the Golden Ticket Races will automatically qualify for entry into the 2016 Western States 100 event. In the case that the first, or second place participant is already in Western States (or decides to opt out), the automatic bid will slide to third place, fourth place, and subsequently down to fifth place as needed (no places below fifth will be accepted). Winners will receive their invitation via email and have two weeks from the qualifying race to complete the registration, including paying the entry fee.