What is the High Five 100?
In 2018 local ultra runners of Lake City came together to create a challenge meant to shake even the most elite runners to their core. What we came up with is the High Five 100. To complete this challenge, you must begin in Lake City and make your way on foot to 20 specified locations, consisting of proof points and check points. The 6 checkpoints are the only areas you're allowed to get aid from your crew or the drop bag you provide. The 14 proof points are our way of proving you made it to the specific location. Specific instructions on proof points will be disclosed at the pre challenge meeting the evening before. You get to pick your own route between proof points and check points but you must arrive at all points in order. For recognition of finishing the High Five 100 you must arrive back in Lake City before the 48 hour cutoff. The most practical route is estimated to be between 90 and 105 miles with over 40000 ft of gain. Upon completing this challenge you will summited 5 14ers and traversed some of the most beautiful, rugged terrain in the San Juans. We expect all runners to follow the wilderness regulations and have respect for the land we get to enjoy. We do not charge an entry fee. We do not mark a course. We do not have aid stations. You will not get a medal if you finish. This is not your standard 100 miler. This challenge is made for the runners that live a life actively seeking out that hard thing, the thing that they will obsess and destroy themselves over all in the name of finishing and achieving a goal that is seemingly impossible.
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If you are intrigued but need more information please refer to our website at highfive100.com
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