Saturday, May 20, 2023 @ 6:00 AM

Connor's Claims Ultra

Jacob City Trailhead

Stockton, UT Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. May 20, 2023

4th Annual Connor's Claims Ultra!!!

Join us in our 4th year of conquering the hills and mountains where General Patrick Connor and his soldiers staked numerous mining claims in the early 1860's!

We're excited to offer our inaugural 50-mile distance! We've also got a new 50k course for you, as well as a steep, gnarly half-marathon course!

As you're cruising along steep mining roads, ascending towering peaks, navigating gnarly ATV trails, you'll be treated to majestic views of the surrounding Oquirrh, Stansbury, & Onaqui Mountains, as well as beautiful Rush Valley.

50-Mile Course

The 50-Mile Course will take you up the old Gisbourne Toll Road, through the Jacob City Ruins, down Dry Canyon, along the rolling Bald Mountain foothills, up Soldier Canyon and its South Fork, down Chandler Fork, around the Lion Hill Loop Trail and to the summit of Porphyry Hill (8,716') - twice! - , back up Chandler Fork, up to Bald Mountain East (10,006'), down to Commodore Pass, up Bald Mountain West (9,626'), & back down the old Gibson Toll Road!

You'll be faced with 5 substantial climbs, ranging between 2,000 & 3,300 ft each!

Aid Station #1 Jacob City (mile 4.75)
Aid Station #2 Start/Finish Area (mile 12.5)
Aid Station #3 Soldier Canyon (mile 18.6)
Aid Station #4 Ophir Canyon (mile 23)
Aid Station #5/6/7 Lion Hill Loop Trailhead (miles 24, 32, & 40)
Aid Station #8 Commodore Pass (mile 45.5)

Total Mileage: ~52 miles
Total Vert: ~14,000 ft.

Mining Road/ATV Trail: 98%
Off-Trail: 2%

Hard Cutoffs are as follows:
Mile 40 - 14 hours (7:00 pm)
Mile 52 - 19 hours (12:00 am)

https://www.strava.com/routes/3172730955992161462

50k Course

The 50k Course will take you up Soldier Canyon and its South Fork, down Chandler Fork, around the Lion Hill Loop Trail and to the summit of Porphyry Hill (8,716'), back up Chandler Fork, up to Bald Mountain East (10,006'), down to Commodore Pass, up Bald Mountain West (9,626'), & back down the old Gisbourne Toll Road!

You'll be faced with 3 substantial climbs, ranging between 2,000 & 3,300 ft each!

Aid Station #1 Soldier Canyon (mile 6.2)
Aid Station #2/4 Ophir Canyon (mile 10.5 & 20)
Aid Station #3 Lion Hill Loop Trailhead (mile 11.7)
Aid Station #5 Commodore Pass (mile 24.3)

Total Mileage: 31.1 miles
Total Vert: ~9,500 ft.

Mining Road/ATV Trail: 97%
Off-Trail: 3%

Hard Cutoff as follows:
Mile 20 - 8 hours (2:00 pm)
Mile 31.1 - 12 hours (6:00 pm)

https://www.strava.com/routes/3064685322367106996

Half-Marathon Course

The Half-Marathon Course will take you up the old Gisbourne Toll Rd, to the lofty summit of Bald Mountain West (9,626'), and back down the Gisbourne Toll Rd!

Aid Station #1/2 Jacob City (miles 4.6 & 9)

Total Mileage: 13.8 miles
Total Vert: ~3,900 ft.

Mining Road/ATV Trail: 100%

Overall Cutoff:
Mile 13.8 - 4.5 hours (10:30 am)

https://www.strava.com/routes/3177708215699702776

Race Simply

We create our events, especially our courses, to give you a beautiful, challenging, fun 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; 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 change up the course routes. Always with an eye for scenery and the challenge: what will the runner see as they're flying down technical double-track or as they crest a tough summit climb? Would it be more of a challenge to climb a mild dirt road or a rocky, technical ATV trail? Each of these distances will treat you to challenging trail conditions and beautiful views of the surrounding Oquirrh & Stansbury Mountain Ranges and the Rush & Tooele Valleys.

Our aid stations will 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 Santioned

This event is USATF sanctioned.

Event's current local time: 2:04 PM MT

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