The 50-Miler is open to runners representing tribes in the format of a “Tribal Challenge”. A tribe may enter three runners in the race, each of whom will complete the 50 mile run from Navajo Mountain High School to Rainbow Bridge, and back, and will score as a team. There is a 40-mile trail run from Navajo Mountain High School to Rainbow Bridge and back, designed for individual runners who are not part of the Tribal Challenge. A competitive 10-mile trail race and a community fun run/walk will be staged in the Navajo Mountain community area on Saturday. There will also be a Kids Run on the morning of Friday, October 27 prior to the Health & Fitness Fair for local schools. Special guest at the Fitness Fair and the following luncheon (for runners and the full contingent from each tribe) will be Billy Mills. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information.
The Tribal Challenge and the 40-Mile Rainbow Trail Ultra begin and finish at Navajo Mountain High School on the southern flank of Navajo Mountain. Checkpoints will have energy gels, salty and high carb foods, medical support, communication and some fluids.
Local time: 10:05 PM
Each major checkpoints will include some shelter, sleeping bags/blankets and heat sources. The course is marked with pin flags, some signage and there will be spotters in key places; however, runners must study the course map, attend Friday's runner meeting and be familiar with the route; runners should possess some basic route-finding skills. Runners may choose to include GPS system, personal locator device and/or satellite phone in their personal kit.