Black Canyon Ultras Presented by HOKA
Experience the beauty of winding Sonoran Desert trails in the shadow of Arizona's 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 second half of the course. Challenge yourself in 2023 and join us for the 10th annual Black Canyon 100K! The course runs along the non-motorized Black Canyon 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. In addition, we offer a point to point 60K starting in Spring Valley and finishing at Black Canyon City.
Double your desert adventure by taking the 100 Mile challenge -- 100K on Saturday and 60K on Sunday! Finishers receive a custom finisher and buckle display created and customized by Aravaipa Artworx.
Anything else you may need to know is located on our Black Canyon Ultras website! Information on the website includes: course maps, aid station chart, pacer & crew information, race perks, and more.
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Western States 100 Qualifier
Black Canyon 100K is a 2024 Western States 100 qualifier. You must complete the entire 100K distance under 17 hours in order to be eligible for the lottery.
Golden Ticket Race
The top two (2) female and top two (2) male finishers in each individual race will automatically qualify for entry into the 2023 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). Runners will receive their invitation via email and have two weeks from the qualifying race to complete the registration, including paying the entry fee. There are no deferments or transfers.
Charity 100K Spots
Runners have an option to fundraise or donate a minimum of $500 for the Black Canyon Trail Coalition - the non-profit organization responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail. If you are interested in the charity entry option please email: email@example.com for more information.
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