Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 @ 7:00 AM

Serengeti Trail Races

Bates Canyon Trail Head

Erda, UT 50K, 25K, 6.2 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 15, 2023

7th Annual Serengeti Trail Races!!!

Tooele County is home to the Serengeti/Oquirrh Wave trail system, situated at the feet of the Oquirrh Mountains. These courses will appeal to the beginner and experienced trail runner alike. You will traverse technical atv trails and beautiful single-track; take in sweeping views of the Tooele Valley, Great Salt Lake, and distant Stansbury Mountain Range; and enjoy the beauty and solitude of getting off the asphalt and onto the dirt.

The Course Layout

This year, the Serengeti Trail Races events will consist of 3 unique loops, each of which will take you out through the grassy foothills and wooded ravines, and bring you back to the Start/Finish Area, which will serve as your aid station.

Loop A will be approximately 6.45 miles, with ~1,250 ft of vert (45% dirt road/ATV trail, 38% single-track, & 17% doublel-track). (https://www.strava.com/activities/10363310977)

Loop B will be approximately 6.9 miles, with ~950 ft of vert (100% dirt road/ATV trail).
(https://www.strava.com/activities/10389009053)

Loop C will be approximately 11.9 miles, with ~1,350 ft of vert (66% dirt road/ATV trail & 34% single-track).
(https://www.strava.com/activities/10382063682)

50-Mile Course

The 50-mile course will be run PALINDROME style: Loop A, Loop B, Loop C, Loop C (reverse direction), Loop B (reverse direction), and finishing with Loop A (reverse direction).

Total mileage: 50.5 miles
Total vert: ~7,100 ft.

Dirt Road/ATV Trail: 71%
Single-Track: 25%
Double-Track: 4%

Hard cutoffs are as follows:
Mile 25.25 - 7.5 hours (2:30 pm)
Mile 37.15 - 11 hours (6:00 pm)
Mile 44 - 13 hours (8:00 pm)
Mile 50.5 - 15 hours (10:00 pm)

50k Course

The 50k course will be Loops A, B, C, then finishing with Loop A (reverse direction).

Total Mileage: 31.7 miles
Total Vert: ~4,800 ft

Dirt Road/ATV Trail: 65%
Single-Track: 28%
Double-Track: 7%

Hard Cutoff:
Mile 31.7 - 9.5 hours (4:30 pm)

Half-Marathon Course

The course will be Loop A then Loop B.

Total Mileage: 13.35 miles
Total Vert: ~2,200 ft.

Dirt Road/ATV Trail: 74%
Single-Track: 18%
Double-Track: 8%

Hard Cutoff - 4 hours (11:00 am)

10k Course

The course will be Loop A

Total Mileage: 6.45 miles
Total Vert: ~1,250 ft.

Dirt Road/ATV Trail: 45%
Single-Track: 38%
Double-Track: 17%

Hard Cutoff - 2 hours (9:00 am)

Race Simply

We create our events, especially our courses, to give you a beautiful, challenging experience, racing in the foothills and mountains of Tooele County's Oquirrh Mountains!

Our prices are low - we don't give out gimmicky race entry bags full of clutter you'll never use; we don't hand out finisher's awards that will end up in a drawer somewhere; and we don't play thumping music, announce finishers over a PA, or display flashy finish line arches.

The course is where it's at. Each year, we like to keep things interesting by changing up the course routes! Always with an eye for scenery and the challenge: what will the runner see as they're flying down wooded single-track or as they crest a tough climb? Would it be more of a challenge to climb a mild dirt road or a rocky, technical ravine trail? Each of these distances will treat you to challenging trail conditions and beautiful views of the surrounding Oquirrh & Stansbury Mountain Ranges, the Tooele Valley, and the Great Salt Lake, with Stansbury Island rising out of it.

Our aid station(s) will be adequately stocked to help you get to the finish line.

The vibe will be very low-key; but you'll face stiff competition, whichever distance you choose.

The top three men & women in each distance will receive a modest award.

We look forward to having you, and are excited to show off some off the great trails the Oquirrh's have to offer!

For more info, visit www.tooeletrailracing.com

USATF

This event is USATF sanctioned.

Event's current local time: 9:31 PM MT

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