June 6, 2020
Steep Camp Sunrise
6 hour| 12 hour| 24 hour | 10K | 20K
Sunrise Ski Resort, Arizona
Fixed Time or Fixed Distance!!
We want everyone to feel welcome at this event, so we're bringing back the 10K and 20K option! Join us for one (10K) or two loops (20K) on this gorgeous race course. Either way, you'll certainly get your vert for the day!
10K start will be at 10:15 a.m.
20K start will be at 10:00 a.m.
Embrace The Steep Life!
Come escape the desert heat and enjoy a breath taking experience climbing peaks of 10,700 and 11,100ft in the beautiul White Mountains. This is a looped course, with a go as you please approach. If one loop is all you need, come knock it out and stay to cheer on the runners trying to fit in multiple summits in a day. This event is sure to get your heart racing! Gain approximately 1,965 feet with each 6 mile loop of the Long Course. New SHORT COURSE will gain approximately 600 ft with each loop of about 3 miles.
What to Expect
Join us for the second year of Steep Camp Sunrise! This course is designed to be challenging and breathtaking, in every sense of the word! Do you think you can gain more vert than everyone else who toes the start line? Come and join us, and embrace the Steep Life. Steep Camp Sunrise is sure to become a summer destination adventure for mountain runners everywhere.
New Course Option!
Want to rack up the vertical gain, but with a little more focus on runnable miles? This year we're introducing the SHORT COURSE option. This new route will share pieces of the original LONG COURSE ascent and descent, but cut across the mountain at about the midway point. The elevation gains will still continue to stack up as you run loop after loop. We're excited to see folks embrace this new challenge for 2020. The course will be approximately 3 miles per loop. Updated maps coming soon.
LONG COURSE: Climb from the base of Sunrise mountain up to the peak at 10,700ft, catch your breath and enjoy a short descent, then climb again to the top of Apache peak,at 11,100ft. As you leave Apache and make your way back to the summit of Sunrise, you’ll have the chance to high five other runners making their way to the summit. Then, wake up your quads and bomb down a different route from your ascent. Once you’ve made it back down to the base, to conclude your one and only loop, or to head out for more, we’ll be ready for you with aid and encouragement.
SHORT COURSE: Start the climb with all the Long Course runners, but before the climb becomes a wall and takes you to the top of Sunrise peak, you'll head West across the mountain at about the midway point. You're route will have you accumulating about 600ft of vertical gain per loop, with each loop covering about 3 miles. More updates on those SHORT COURSE details coming soon.
Local time: 9:33 AM