A WEST COAST ALPINE MOUNTAIN ULTRA
Baldy Marathons is inspired by the Barkley Marathons.
Consisting of the same 5 laps, each 20 miles in length with the same time cutoffs.
Each lap has 10,000 feet of gain and 50,000 feet for the 100 miler.
Results are on the linked website as there will never be enough finishers for this race to be considered an official race on here.
Participants will have 5 locations you need to punch a card for each lap and punch B.A.L.D.Y. in order on forward laps.
Laps 1 and 2 are forward.
Laps 3 and 4 in reverse.
Lap 5 is runners choice.
Each lap consists of 1/3 very steep off trail, 1/3 steep trail, and 1/3 a little less steep trail.
Baldy Marathons is an unmarked true Mountain Ultra.
It will be much more difficult than any “trail race” you’ve ever done.
There is a separate site with all the information you will need prior to the start after you register, including directions and GPS Coordinates and rules.
The information on this site will be sent to you after registration.
This will be the 10th Baldy Marathons Race.
So far there have been 8 who have finished the 100k and 3 finishers of the 100 miler, (out of 176 starters).
50k - 9am
100k - 10am
100 miler - 10am
A pre-race brief going over the course and punches starts 1 hour prior to your race start. If you have not done your homework prior to the race, you will want to be at the pre-race meeting on time.
But you really should do your homework if you do not expect to get lost.
CUT OFF TIMES
50k - 20 hours
100k - 40 hours, (Or must start lap 4 by 40:00 hours).
100 miles - 60 hours
If you continue, the cut-off times do not count.
As long as you start lap 4 in under 40 hours.
If you stop after 1 or 2 laps, the laps will be added to the results if completed on time.
1 Lap - 13:20
2 Laps - 26:40
There are two separate awards *included*.
The larger award is for all who complete a 20 mile lap or more.
A VIRTUAL 50K
Local time: 2:05 PM
Whether or not Baldy Marathons can happen, there will also be a Virtual 50k.
You will need to complete (at least) 15,000 feet of gain and loss during this virtual 50k.
Anyone who completes and posts a legit timed result for the virtual 50k will get 50% off October’s Baldy Marathons race.
If the race can not happen for real, any participants who have already signed up will get a free entry into a future Baldy Marathons if they complete the virtual 50k.