Saturday, Apr 2, 2022

Escape From Prison Hill

Silver Saddle Ranch

Carson City, NV 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 2, 2022

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

WE STILL HAVE SPOTS! IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED UP AND WOULD LIKE TO RACE, WE HAVE RACE DAY REGISTRATION STARTING AT 7AM! PLEASE REMEMBER, WE WILL ONLY TAKE DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS. NO CASH! THANKS IN ADVANCE!

EFPH Trail Races

HALF MARATHON
This year’s half marathon is 14 miles and offers single track, scenic vistas, and about 3150' of elevation gain, all packed into a challenging 14 miles. This race is not for the faint of heart. It is hard! The course change will include the upper Odyssey Trail loop, which will add a little distance, but the views and tasty single track are worth every extra step. There is a fair amount of climb in this race, so make sure you have some hill training under your belt.

HARD CUTOFFS (averaging 18:00/mile pace) will be in effect at:

Snyder AS: Hosted by the Ruthenbeck Family (~8 miles)-- 2h 24m
Summit AS: Hosted by Ascent Runs (~11.5 miles)-- 3h 30m.

The first 8 miles feature the climb up Dead Truck (about 1.5 miles with 750 feet of gain), the upper Odyssey Loop, and North Loop (3ish miles of cruising single track with runnable climb and descent). You will then head down the lower portion of the Odyssey trail toward the tanks and onward to the Snyder AS. Be sure to top off your water bottles and fuel up because here comes the fun part!

The South End is where most of the climb is in this race (about 1400 ft). It is here you will find South Climb, aka the False Summit, and The Pacifier. The grade ranges from 10-32%, but there are spots on this part of the course that have significant downhill too. Once you reach the top, you will be greeted by the Summit AS. The last 2.5 miles have a net downhill profile (yes, there is a short, punchy climb) and a soft, sandy descent.

Please be prepared to always carry enough water and fuel for yourself. The first aid station is about 8 miles out from the start, so plan accordingly. With that said, we require everyone to bring enough water, electrolyte, and food for these first 8 miles. With varying temperatures in April, we always ensure everyone has what they need on their person.

10K RACE (7 miles this year)
With a challenging profile that features a 900' climb up Dead Truck and an overall vert of 1600', this course might be one of the more challenging 10K races in the area, but it is damn beautiful with views of Slide, Job's, Job's Sister, and Freel courtesy of the North Loop! This year’s course will also feature the Odyssey Trail, thus putting a little more distance on top. Think of it as a 10k+. Don't forget the soft descent to the finish when your legs are tired! Please note: there are no aid stations for this distance.

5K RACE
The 5K course features over 700' of elevation. It may sound daunting to those new to trails, but it's a great introduction to trail races. For seasoned veterans, it's a great course to open it up and see what you have in the tank for the entire 5K. All 5K runners will pass Dead Truck, turn around at the top, and head back to the finish on a nice, soft, sandy descent. Please note: there are no aid stations for this distance.

For all three races, spot the iconic dead truck as you work your way up Dead Truck Canyon and take a photo!

Registration

Half Marathon
$75 thru 2/29
$90 from 3/1 to RACE DAY

10K
$50 thru 2/29
$55 from 3/1 to RACE DAY

5K
$35 thru 2/29
$45 from 3/1 to RACE DAY

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 4/3/24. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED ON RACE DAY. CREDIT/DEBIT ONLY!

NEW UPDATE!!!

Exciting news!! We have new courses for both the “Half” (14 miles) and “10K” (7 miles) distances! A little more distance and a lot more fun!

COURSE MAPS

Here are the new course maps for the "Half" and "10k". They are in Caltopo, so if you pull up the profile and scroll over it, you'll be able to know the direction of each course. I'll put up Strava maps for each soon as well.

10k- https://caltopo.com/m/4PVDL
Half- https://caltopo.com/m/5E57F

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ

PLEASE BRING ENOUGH FOOD AND WATER FOR YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES. THERE ARE NO AID STATIONS FOR THE 5K AND 10K. THE FIRST AID STATION FOR THE 1/2 MARATHON IS AT THE 8-MILE MARK WITH THE NEXT, AND FINAL, AID STATION AT 11.5 MILES. THESE AID STATIONS WITH HAVE WATER AND ELECTROLYTE DRINK AND WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH SNACKS TO HELP WITH FUELING. THIS RACE IS DIFFICULT, SO PLEASE PLAN TO COVER YOUR HYDRATION AND FUELING NEEDS FOR THE RACE.

WAIT LIST

WE ARE CAPPED AT 200 RUNNERS. ONCE WE HIT OUR CAP, YOU WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST. WE WILL ADD REGISTRATIONS WHEN SPOTS BECOME AVAILABLE.

RACE DAY INFORMATION

Silver Saddle Ranch (2648 Carson River Road, Carson City)
Bib pickup Starts at 7:00 am
Start/Finish Line is at the same location.

HALF MARATHON
Start time-- 8:00am

10K
Start time-- 8:30am

5K
Start time-- 8:45am

Refunds

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON REGISTRATION!!! WE WILL BE ROLLING OVER REGISTRATIONS FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

Awards

All finishers of all distances will receive a finishers medal! The top male and female finisher in each distance will receive special award!

Triple Trail Challenge Half Marathon Series

The Escape From Prison Hill Half Marathon is the second of 3 in a half marathon trail series. The other runs in the series include Carson Canyons Half Marathon in Carson City and the Silver State Half Marathon in Reno. Runners who complete all 3 races will receive a special finishers award.
Carson Canyons - http://ascentruns.com/events/carson-canyons-half-marathons/
Silver State Half - http://silverstatestriders.com/races/silver-state-5050/

Event's current local time: 7:40 AM PT

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