Race Description

These are high altitude races, with lots of climbing, in the scenic foothills of the Eastern Sierra Nevada. The course is mainly run on 4 wheel drive dirt roads, with a couple of sections of single-track trail. There are very few trees, thus the race is exposed, dry and high! Much of the 100k and 50-mile courses are above 7000' in altitude. These races are the perfect training opportunity for upcoming mountain trail 100 mile events.

The weather can range from cold to hot, dry to snowing, breezy to very windy. We have experienced all weather types, but usually we can expect fine, sunny weather, with afternoon breezes. Temperatures usually range from mid 40's at the start to 90's in the late afternoon, and then cooling in the evening.

Our aid stations are at 2 - 5 mile intervals, and are famous for variety of food and drinks available. We have small first aid kits at each, with foot care and pain relief medications. There are usually nurses and doctors on the course, with a Search and Rescue unit available as well. Runners are tracked by our local Ham Radio club, with radio contact at the finish line.

At the finish line, we have a wonderful post-race meal, with the local Salvation Army field kitchen providing hot snacks, cold drinks and an assortment of "munchies".

Race awards, hand-made pottery coffee mugs, will be provided to winners in each 10 year age group. Second and third place finishers receive a matted 5" x 7" local scenic photograph. All finishers will receive a hand-made pottery medallion, and overall winners each receive a framed 8" x 10" scenic photograph, donated by local photographers.

Race Information

Location: Millpond Recreation Area, Bishop, CA

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Events: 20 Mile, 50K, 50 Mile & 100K

Start Times:20 Mile6:00 AM
50K6:00 AM
50 Mile6:00 AM
100K6:00 AM

Friday, May 16, 2014 / 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sage to Summit Running Store
312 North Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514
Phone: (760) 872-1756

Saturday, May 17, 2014 / 5:00 AM - 5:45 AM
Millpond Recreation Area
Saw Mill Road, Bishop, CA 93514

Time Limit: There is a 19 hour time limit for the 100K race

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Course Information

Course Maps
100K   |   50 Mile   |   50K   |   20 Mile   |   Aid Station Locations

Course Maps - Topographic
100K   |   50 Mile   |   50K   |   20 Mile

Elevation Charts

Drop Bags
Drop bags, labelled with runner name, race number and location may be left at designated areas near the Start line on race morning. They will be returned to the Millpond after Aid Stations close. Please plan to return and collect them if you have left the Millpond earlier in the day.

Drop Bag Locations:
1. Buttermilk Road (all races)
2. Edison Loop (100K, 50 Mile, 50K runners)
3. Intake 2 (100K, 50 Mile runners)
4. Tungsten City (100K runners only) - 100K runners who might need lighting before Tungsten City aid station should have a flashlight or headlamp in the Buttermilk Road drop bag.

Crew/Pacer Information
100K runners may have a pacer from the Highway 168 Aid Station. This is located, oddly enough, on Highway 168 and Buttermilk, about 20 minutes drive from the Millpond. Pacers may also join their runner at Tungsten City aid station.

Aid Station Distances and Cutoff Times

Detailed Aid Station Info - Distance/Cutoffs/Elevation

100K Race - 19 hours (1:00 A.M. on May 18)
50 Mile, 50K and 20 Mile Races - 15 hours (9:00 PM on May 17)

Edison Loop - 12:30 PM (1st pass)
Intake 2 - 4:15 PM (2nd pass)
Buttermilk Road - 7:00 PM (2nd pass)
Tungsten City - 9:00 PM (100K runners only)


Overall winners of each race distance will receive a professional, framed scenic photograph of the Eastern Sierras, a custom glass Stein and a pair of La Sportiva mountain running shoes.

All Bishop High Sierra finishers will receive a custom printed Pint Glass with the race logo and a custom crafted pottery medallion.

The Dead Last Finisher (DLF) in each even will receive a custom award.

Age-group medals (3 deep) will be awarded in the following categories, for both males and females:

  • 19 and under
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 and over
Hand made pottery coffee mugs to age group winners - 10 year spread. Matted scenic 5 x 7 photos for 2nd and 3rd place age group winners.

Aid Station Supplies

At Inside Trail Racing aid stations it’s like an all you can eat buffet, but this is a race, so don’t linger too long! Expect to find variety at all of our aid stations, including a plethora of Clif Bar Products (Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bloks, Clif Bars), as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, PB&J finger sandwiches, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J finger sandwiches, M&M's, Mike & Ike's, salt tablets... you get the idea. There will also be general first aid items but no anti-inflamatory medicine. We strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle from which to sip while you enjoy your run.


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