June 15 - 17, 2018
Registration Ended Mon. Jun 11, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

The Broken Arrow Skyrace, "Where the Mountains Meet the Sky"

The Broken Arrow Skyrace, presented by Salomon, is a three-day, four distance event held at world-famous Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. On June 21-23rd, 2019 elite and recreational participants will experience an unforgettable trail running experience “where the mountains meet the sky.” The Broken Arrow consists of four iconic distances that showcase the beauty of Lake Tahoe, the Jewel of the Sierra Nevada.

Designed in the vein of classic European Skyraces, the Broken Arrow Skyrace represents a unique style of mountain running, characterized by off-trail scrambling on steep terrain with massive amounts of vertical gain and loss at altitude....with exposure, hand lines, a ladder and snow slopes thrown in for good measure!

The Broken Arrow Skyrace features four distances: a 52k, 26k, Vertical K and 8k. These races are unique in California as most of the terrain is above treeline. Runners will be treated to spectacular views of Lake Tahoe’s emerald-blue waters and Squaw Valley's unmistakable high-alpine terrain. Elite and recreational participants will run and then celebrate together with first-class food, craft beer, music, films and fun activities for the whole family.

REGISTRATION OPENS AT 9AM PST ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 3RD AND CLOSES AT 11:59PM ON SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH.

8k Course:

The Broken Arrow 8k (5 miles) is slated for Saturday, June 22nd at 9am. The price for the 8k is $70. The course is 8 km in length with ~620m / 2040 ft. of vertical. The cutoff is a generous 6 hours.

The Broken Arrow is all about community, both elites and recreational runners, and as such we want to celebrate runners of all types! While our other distances are Skyrace caliber events, the 8k is a gateway drug to those longer and harder distances. If, perhaps you are just getting into trail running or are intimidated by the other events, this is your race!

All ages of runners are welcome, but children under 16 require an adult chaperon in order to participate.

Vertical Kilometer "VK" Course:

The Broken Arrow Vertical Kilometer or "VK" is slated for Friday, June 21st at 11am. The price for the VK is $60.

The VK covers some of Squaw Valley’s most iconic terrain in a short, steep, and physically demanding sprint. From the valley floor, runners will ascend over 3,100 feet in a mere 3.1 miles to the summit of 9,000-foot Squaw Peak. In true Skyrunning fashion, the course begins on steep terrain, ascends technical off-trail talus, and finishes on an exposed ridge line. The Headwall ridge is the most iconic portion of the race, complete with stunning views of Lake Tahoe, a bolted hand line, and the infamous "Stairway to Heaven" ladder to the top of Squaw Peak.

The Vertical Kilometer course will contain steep slabs of rock, potential snow slopes, scree and exposure. While it is attainable by all runners, it may not be the best choice for those afraid of heights or exposure. This is not your average trail run...but it is one you will remember forever! Please note that you must be 12 years of age or older to run our VK. We also encourage hikers to join this party! You won't be disappointed by an absolutely stunning section of Squaw Valley's most extreme terrain.

Please note that you must be 16 years of age or older to run the VK. We allow runners under 16 to participate but they must be approved by the race directors and have a parent accompany them.

26k Course:

The Broken Arrow 26k (16.2 miles) will be run on Sunday, June 23rd at 7am. The price for the 26k is $110. The Broken Arrow 26k covers a world-class loop that showcases some of Squaw Valley's most famous terrain. The cutoff for the 26k is 7 hours and the race starts in the heart of Squaw Valley on Father's Day!

From the valley floor at 6200 feet, runners will ascend more than 5,000-plus feet as they circumnavigate the heralded terrain of North America's most rugged and extreme ski resort. In true Skyrunning fashion, the course is characterized by a plethora of vertical gain over a technical and physically demanding landscape that is mostly above tree-line. Along the way, runners will be treated to the jagged terrain of KT-22, unrivaled views of the Granite Chief Wilderness, and the inspiration for the course, the Broken Arrow, as well as the most iconic portion of the race, the infamous "Stairway to Heaven" ladder to the top of Squaw Peak.

The course will contain steep slabs of rock, potential snow slopes, scree and exposure. While it is attainable by all runners it may not be the best choice for those afraid of heights or exposure. This is not your average trail run...but it is one you will remember forever! Additional course description is available on our website.

Please note that you must be 16 years of age or older to run the 26K.

52k Course:

The Saturday, June 22nd Broken Arrow 52k (32.3 miles) is the signature distance of our three-day event. The price for the 52k is $170. The race begins at 7am in the heart of Squaw Valley. The cutoff for the 52k is 12 hours.

This iconic distance features a challenging, world-class race course that showcases Squaw Valley's most extreme and scenic terrain. From the valley floor at 6200 feet, runners will ascend more than 10,000 feet as they traverse the rugged terrain of one of North America's most iconic ski resorts. In true Skyrunning fashion, the course is characterized by loads of vertical gain and loss through technical and physically demanding terrain. Most of the course is above tree-line.

Runners will be treated to the jagged terrain of KT-22, unrivaled views of the Granite Chief Wilderness and the inspiration for the course, the Broken Arrow, and the most iconic portion of the race, the infamous "Stairway to Heaven" ladder to the top of Squaw Peak (twice!). The course will contain steep slabs of rock, potential snow slopes, scree and exposure. While it is attainable by all runners it may not be the best choice for those afraid of heights or exposure. This is not your average trail run...but it is one you will remember it forever!

After the inaugural event in 2016, many runners, including Salomon athlete Max King, called the event "the hardest event of it's type in North America." Additional course description is available on our website. Please note that you must be 16 years of age or older to run the 52k.

Awards

2019 INFORMATION TBD. Below are the 2018 awards.

52k Awards:
$5,000 M/W 1st Place
$1,500 M/W 2nd Place
$1,000 M/W 3rd Place

26k Awards:
$1,250 M/W 1st Place
$500 M/W 2nd Place
$250 M/W 3rd Place

Vertical Kilometer "VK"
$500 M/W 1st Place

Amazing age group awards will be given for ALL distances. Items include Smith Optics sunglasses, Victory Sportdesign bags, Salomon hydration packs/waist belts, Jaybird headphones, Garmin GPS watches and more! Age groupers will be super stoked! Please note that there are no cash winnings for M2-3 and W2-3 in the VK OR any the 8k.

52k RUNNERS RECEIVE:
Elevation Outdoors Finisher Medal
Salomon Agile 250 Hydration Belt ($50 value)
Salomon Technical Running Shirt ($45 value)
Special Edition Boco Gear Broken Arrow Skyrace 52K "Finisher" Hat ($30 value)
Klean Kanteen Broken Arrow Skyrace Insulated Vaccuum Bottle w/ No Leak Cafe Cap ($30 value)
Post Race Meal Voucher to Fireside Pizza ($30 value)
Special Edition Broken Arrow/Darn Tough Vermont Sock ($20 value)
Squirrel's Nut Butter Anti-Chafe Tin ($10 value)
All Good Brand Lip Balm ($4 value)
Clif Bar and Trail Butter Samples ($10 value)
Potty Pack ShIt Kit ($2.50 value)
Salomon Race Bag ($10 value)
Discount Coupon to Vendor Village
TOTAL VALUE: $250

26k RUNNERS RECEIVE:
Elevation Outdoors Finisher Medal
Salomon Technical Running Shirt ($45 value)
Special Edition Boco Gear Broken Arrow Skyrace 26K "Finisher" Hat ($30 value)
Post Race Meal Voucher to Fireside Pizza ($30 value)
Klean Kanteen Broken Arrow Steel Pint Glass ($10 value)
All Good Brand Lip Balm ($4 value)
Clif Bar and Trail Butter Samples ($5 value)
Salomon Race Bag ($10 value)
Discount Coupon to Vendor Village
TOTAL VALUE: $130

8k RUNNERS RECEIVE:
Elevation Outdoors Finisher Medal
Salomon Technical Running Shirt ($45 value)
All Good Brand Lip Balm ($4 value)
Clif Bar and Trail Butter Samples ($10 value)
Salomon Race Bag ($10 value)
Discount Coupon to Vendor Village
TOTAL VALUE: $70

VK RUNNERS RECEIVE:
Elevation Outdoors Finisher Medal
Salomon Technical Running Shirt ($45 value)
Boco Gear Broken Arrow Neck Gaiter ($20 value)
All Good Brand Lip Balm ($4 value)
Clif Bar and Trail Butter Samples ($10 value)
Salomon Race Bag ($10 value)
Discount Coupon to Vendor Village
TOTAL VALUE: $79

Trails In Motion Film Festival: Friday, June 21st

We'll once again host the ever-popular Trails in Motion Film Festival before the race! This special evening is presented by No Fine Print Clothing Company and our friend (and Skyrunning USA director Rob Goyen). Join us from 5pm-7pm on Friday, June 21st. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for youths under 16. The Festival will take place at Plaza Bar above the KT Sundeck in the Squaw Valley village.

Friday, June 21st Schedule of Events:

9am-3pm: Vendor Village Open
9am-5pm: ​Packet Pickup/Registration
11am: Vertical Kilometer Start
2pm: "Staying Safe and Performing Well In the Heat During Endurance Sports" with Medical Director John Anderson
3pm: VK Awards Ceremony
345pm: 52k Pre-Race meeting
5pm: Trails in Motion Film Festival at Plaza Bar​

Saturday, June 22nd Schedule of Events:

6am-4pm: Packet Pickup/Registration
7am: 52k Start
9am: 8k Start
9am-7pm: Vendor Village Open
2pm: 8k Awards Ceremony
5pm-7pm: Live Music
6:30pm: 52k Awards Ceremony at Finish Line
7pm: 52k Cut Off

Sunday, June 23rd Schedule of Events:

6am-8:15am: Packet Pickup/Registration
7am: 26k Start
830am: Kid's Race
9am-3pm: Vendor Village Open
1pm: 26k & Kid's Race Awards Ceremony

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

The race organizers reserve the ability to cancel or reroute the event due to unsafe weather. Race organizers will make the best decisions when it comes to protecting the safety of all runners. This means we reserve the right to adjust, cancel, reroute, OR reschedule as we see fit. Because the bulk of our costs come before the event occurs we will not be able to extend refunds to those who wish to cancel their registration. In the instance of biblical weather and/or a force mejeur, we will assess things appropriately and fairly, to the best of our abilities.

We allow you to change your chosen race distance until June 10th, 2019. If you decide to run a longer (and more expensive) distance, you will be required to pay the difference. However, no refunds will be given if you choose to drop to a shorter (and less expensive) distance. No changes in distance are allowed after June 10th, 2019.

​Race registration is non-transferable and cannot be rolled over to subsequent years, unless extenuating medical or life circumstances occur. However, we understand life can get in the way of racing. As such we are happy to offer a $50 credit towards the following year until May 31st, 2019 for the 52k ONLY. There is no roll-over option after May 31st 2018 and this is not an option for the 26K, 8k or VK.
We REQUIRE that you "withdrawal" from the race on Ultrasignup. Not doing so voids any and all rollover options.

Online registration closes at 1159pm Sunday, June 16th. On site registration will be available at Squaw Valley on Friday (9am-5pm), Saturday (6am-4pm) and Sunday (6-645am). Prices for the 26k & 52k increase $25 for day-of registration and $10 for the VK and 8k.


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