June 21 - 23, 2019

The Broken Arrow Skyrace

1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Lake Tahoe, CA Vertical K, 52K, 11K, 26K, Kids Run

Registration Closed Mon. Jun 17, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

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

6/11/2019 REGISTRATION UPDATE: WE HAVE CLOSED WAIT LIST OPPORTUNITIES. WE REGRET THAT WE CAN'T CAPACITATE EVERYONE INTERESTED IN THE 26 AND 52K BUT WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR THE VK AND/OR 11K AND THE LITANY OF FREE EVENTS ON RACE WEEKEND!

The Broken Arrow Skyrace, presented by Salomon, is a five-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 (plus a kid's race) 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 five distances: a 52k, 26k, Vertical K, 11k and kids race. The VK, 26k and 52k are all part of the Skyrunner USA Series. 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.

For 2019, the Broken Arrow Skyrace 26k distance has been chosen as the first ever US mountain running event to be included in the World Mountain Running Association's World Cup. This prestigious International circuit has tested the best mountain runners in the world since 1985.

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

11k Course:

The Broken Arrow 11k is slated for Saturday, June 22nd at 9am. The price for the 11k is $70. The course is 11km in length with ~569m / 1840 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 11k 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!

Please note that you must be 14 years of age or older to run the 11k. We allow runners under 14 to participate but they must be approved by the race directors and have a parent accompany them.

Vertical Kilometer "VK" Course:

The Broken Arrow Vertical Kilometer or "VK" is once again part of the Skyrunner USA Series and 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 Skyrunner 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. This is not your average trail run...and is one you will remember forever! 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. Runners under 16 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. The 26k is included in both the Skyrunner USA Series and the World Mountain Running Association's World Cup.

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. This is not your average trail run...and 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 and a part of the Skyrunner USA series. The price for the 52k is $170. The race begins at 7am in the heart of Squaw Valley. The cutoff for the 52k is 12.5 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. This is not your average trail run...and 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.

UPDATE 4.1.19: With the 26k now sold out, and our policy of no distance changes after 6.1.19, there is no dropping down to a shorter distance on race weekend. Saddle up and ride!

Awards

The 2019 Broken Arrow Syrace will have a $26,000 overall purse.

52k PODIUM:
$7,500 M/W 1st Place
$1,500 M/W 2nd Place
$1,000 M/W 3rd Place

26k PODIUM:
$1,500 M/W 1st Place
$750 M/W 2nd Place
$250 M/W 3rd Place

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

Please note that there are no cash winnings for M2-3 / W2-3 in the VK. There are NO cash winnings in the 11k.

52k RUNNERS RECEIVE:
Unique Finisher Medal ($10 value)
Salomon Outland 20 Pack ($130 value)
Salomon Technical Running Shirt ($45 value)
Klean Kanteen Broken Arrow Skyrace Klean Kanteen TKPro 16oz. Insulated Bottle ($40 value)
Special Edition Boco Gear Broken Arrow Skyrace 52K "Finisher" Hat ($30 value)
Post Race Meal Voucher to Fireside Pizza ($30 value)
Special Edition Broken Arrow/Darn Tough Vermont Sock ($22 value)
Squirrel's Nut Butter Anti-Chafe Tin ($10 value)
All Good SPF 50+ Sport Sunscreen Butter Stick, Water Resistant, 2.75 oz. ($16 value)
Discount Coupon to Vendor Village
TOTAL VALUE: $350

26k RUNNERS RECEIVE:
Unique Finisher Medal ($10 value)
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)
Special Edition Broken Arrow/Darn Tough Vermont Sock ($22 value)
Klean Kanteen Broken Arrow 16oz. Steel Pint Glass ($10 value)
All Good Brand Lip Balm ($4 value)
Salomon Race Bag ($10 value)
Discount Coupon to Vendor Village
TOTAL VALUE: $170

11k RUNNERS RECEIVE:
Unique Finisher Medal ($10 value)
Salomon Technical Running Shirt ($45 value)
Boco Gear Broken Arrow Neck Gaiter ($20 value)
All Good Brand Sunscreen Sample ($4 value)
Salomon Race Bag ($10 value)
Discount Coupon to Vendor Village
TOTAL VALUE: $90

VK RUNNERS RECEIVE:
Unique Finisher Medal ($10 value)
Salomon Technical Running Shirt ($45 value)
Boco Gear Broken Arrow Neck Gaiter ($20 value))
All Good Brand Sunscreen Sample ($4 value)
Salomon Race Bag ($10 value)
Discount Coupon to Vendor Village
TOTAL VALUE: $90

We will also have amazing age group awards for EVERY distance. Age group prizes include unique trophies, Salomon Agile 12 Packs, Leki camping chairs, sunglasses, Victory Sportdesign bags, and more!.

Trails In Motion Film Festival: Friday, June 21st

We'll once again host the ever-popular Trails in Motion Film Festival before the race FOR FREE! Join us from 5pm-7pm on Friday, June 21st at Squaw Valley's Plaza Bar. Rory Bosio, UTMB champion and Lake Tahoe local, will join us as a guest emcee.

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

Saturday, June 22nd Schedule of Events:

6am-3pm: Packet Pickup/Registration
7am: 52k Start
9am: 11k Start
9am-630pm: Vendor Village Open
12pm-6pm: Live Music
230pm: 11k Awards Ceremony
3pm: Presentation: "Why is Hiking Good and How to Do It Well" with Trails & Tarmac coaches Ryan Ghelfi and David Laney
730pm: 52k Awards Ceremony at Finish Line
730pm: 52k Cut Off

Sunday, June 23rd Schedule of Events:

6am-8:15am: Packet Pickup/Registration
7am: 26k Start
830am: Kid's Race
9am-2pm: Vendor Village Open
12pm-6pm: Live Music
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 1st, 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 WHATSOEVER are allowed after June 1, 2019. Please note this includes dropping down in distance from the 52k to the 26k on race weekend.

​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 2019 and this is not an option for the 26K, 11k or VK.

Please note that 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 $30 for day-of registration and $15 for the VK and 11k.

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