The OTHTC High Desert Ultra course is a loop route over rolling desert terrain on jeep roads, single-track trails and sandy washes over the Spangler Hills south of Ridgecrest. It offers great views of the Southern Sierras and can provide wonderful running conditions during the month of December. We think this is a great course for first timers and veterans alike. Runners are supported by 9 great aid stations, about every three miles, with water, electrolyte drink and other ultra-type goodies
On-course medical support is provided by China Lake Mountain Rescue, a local volunteer organization.
Radio support for runner support is provided by the Sierra Amateur Radio Club.
All finishers will receive a handcrafted Finisher Medallion.
Our trophies are handcrafted by Skip Gorman and are given to the Overall Winners (Male & Female) of each distance, the fastest Male and Female in the Military Division and the top three Males and Females in each age group for each distance.Age groups are as follows:
19 and under
***Please note that early starters are EXEMPT from awards***
As a 501(c)3 organization, the Over the Hill Track Club seeks to use the proceeds generated by the High Desert Ultra to benefit organizations in our community. Portions of these proceeds have benefited the Sierra Amateur Radio Club, Women's Shelter, Ridgecrest Library and the B Mountain Foundation, which provides funds to Burroughs High School.
By running in our events, you are supporting many local clubs and organizations. Thank you!
Shirts are a unisex or ladies cut long sleeve technical shirt embellished with a custom design by our local printer, Squareprint.
Your shirt is guaranteed as long as we have RECEIVED your paid entry by November 10, 2019. Shirts are not guaranteed for Late Registrations or registrations on the day before the event.
Please keep this deadline in mind when registering, as additional shirts will NOT be ordered after the event.
Aid stations will be stocked with a minimum of water, Gatorade, soda, cookies, bananas, pretzels, boiled potatoes, Vaseline and S-caps. Many stations offer homemade goodies as well. No Ibuprofen will be provided on course. Drinks and pizza will be provided at the finish.
All registrations and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Local time: 6:25 AM