Stagecoach 100 Mile and 55k Runs and 100 Mile Mountain Bike Races Update
April 20, 2021
We submitted our permit applications for the Stagecoach events yesterday evening and the US Forest Service representatives quickly and positively responded this morning. In essence, events will be happening in Northern Arizona this year. Several trail running events and mountain bike events have already been permitted and are holding their races over the next few weeks.
The Forest will require some version of COVID protocols. We are awaiting those details as well as feedback regarding our own permit (size, location, medical and communication plans)—part of the normal process.
If all is in good order with our permit application, the events that are currently permitted are held successfully and safely, and local and state ordinances don’t change, we’ll begin to invite you to register, for real, the week of May 17th (four months before race day).
We’ll invite you through UltraSignup’s platform and once you accept the invite you’ll be charged and entered into the event. Refunds will not be offered unless the Forest changes its policy and cancels our event due to issues related to COVID. Once accepting the entry, you must follow all COVID policies that may be put in place, whether you’ve been vaccinated or not. Examples of this might include wave starts, social distancing and mask use when social distancing isn’t available, and restrictions on your group’s size (like pacers and crew) and their access to certain locations along the course.
If you have any questions between now and May 17th please email me, Ian Torrence, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your patience and support,
Choose between the 100-mile run, 55K run, and 100-mile mountain bike ride. RUN or BIKE the Arizona Trail from Flagstaff, Arizona to the Grand Canyon. Follow the historic stagecoach line tourists took to reach the Grand Canyon in the 1890's. This event is a fundraiser for the Arizona Trail Association. There is a 31-hour cut-off for 100-mile runners and 15-hours to complete the 100-mile bike ride. The course varies from single track, two-track and forest roads. Expansive ponderosa pine forests, sparsely vegetated pinion-juniper grasslands, and golden leafed alpine aspen stands await. The course starts near 7,500 feet, reaches a maximum elevation of near 9,000 feet, finishes at 6,600 feet and has approximately 7,000 feet of climbing.
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