Exciting and New... I mean, Original, Which Is Waaaay Better!
I am excited to announce that we have been given the go to have the original course!!! Soooooo, please disregard the previous email, as we are going forward with EFPH with no changes whatsoever!! Woooo hooo! I will send out another email next week with all the race information!!
EFPH Trail Races
This half marathon offers all of the winding single track, scenic vistas, and about 3000' of elevation gain, all packed into a challenging 13 miles. There is a fair amount of climb in this race, so make sure you have some hill training under your belt.
HARD CUTOFFS (averaging 17:15/mile pace) will be in effect at:
Snyder AS (7 miles)-- 2 hours
Summit AS (10.5 miles)-- 3h 20m.
With that said, the first 7 miles feature the climb up Dead Truck (about 1.5 miles with 750' feet of gain), then over to North Loop (3ish miles of cruising single track with runnable climb and descent). The last 2+ miles to Snyder starts with a downhill to a single track with a slight, steady uphill grade before some excellent downhill relief to the aid station.
The South End (miles 7-10.5) is where the majority of the climb is in this race (about 1400' ft). Here you will find South Climb, aka the False Summit Climb, and The Pacifier. The grade ranges from 10-32%, but there are spots on this part of the course that have significant downhill too. We will have an aid station at 10.5. The last 2.5 miles have a net downhill profile (yes, there is a short, punchy climb in there).
Even though we have aid stations at miles 2.5, 5, 7, and 10.5, we require everyone to bring, at minimum, a water bottle that holds at least 20 oz. With varying temperatures in April, we always ensure everyone has what they need on their person.
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! Don't forget the soft descent to the finish when your legs are tired! There is a 1-hour cutoff at the first aid station. You will be turned around if you don't make it to the Boy Scouts within 1 hour (mile 2.5).
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.
For all three races, spot the iconic dead truck as you work your way up Dead Truck Canyon and take a photo!
$70 RACE DAY
$50 RACE DAY
$40 RACE DAY
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 3/29/23. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED ON RACE DAY. CREDIT/DEBIT ONLY!
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
Bib pickup and check-in will happen on race day starting at 7:00 am at Silver Saddle Ranch. More information regarding Race Day to follow.
Start time-- 8:00am
Start time-- 8:30am
Start time-- 8:45am
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON REGISTRATION!!! WE WILL BE ROLLING OVER REGISTRATIONS FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S EVENT.
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.
Event's current local time: 12:26 PM PT
Carson Canyons - http://ascentruns.com/events/carson-canyons-half-marathons/
Silver State Half - http://silverstatestriders.com/races/silver-state-5050/