Race and Festival Comments
Packet pick-up will be 4-8pm in front of Expedition Island. The Friday night optional Cajun shrimp boil/pasta meal begins at 5:30pm. All 3 races begin at Sat. 6:30a.m. in front of Expedition Island. Elevation is 6100' at start. The first 2 miles are city streets or the paved Greenbelt Trail along the Green River. The course then turns onto The Wild Horse Loop Tour Road, a County graded dirt road. You will begin your run up 1st Springs Canyon, approx. 2 miles. At the head of the canyon the ele. will now be about 7300'. You will then be running across the top of White Mountain on the Wild Horse Loop Tour over rolling hills between 7300 and 7500'. Previous years runners described the course as challenging. This is a high plains desert, there will be no shade trees after you leave the city streets. Many runners stop and take photos of the vistas and any wild horses they encounter. This is an up and back course, at the halfway point of each respective race you will turn around and return back to Green River. There will be aid stations every 2 miles starting at mile 2. Water, Gatorade every 2 miles, fruit, chips, granola bars, M & M's, etc. will be provided at several aid stations. There will be porta potties at the race start, mile 2, mile 6.5 and at 13.1 marathon turnaround. There will be awards for the winners in several categories. Your entry fee includes a tech. t-shirt, and finisher medal. The ticket to Fri.5:30pm shrimp boil($20)/pasta meal($10) is available when you register or directly from the Chamber.You can register at Active.com or print application and information from the chamber website.This area is a high plains desert. Temperature will probably be in the 40's at the start and low 80's by noon. The Festival includes a Brewfest,Kayak Rodeo, Classic Car Show,Friday night Duck Race fundraiser(tickets $5.00 ea) and Fireworks , 24 hour bronze sculpting/2-D art competitions and silent auction. Dog Fetching Contest and Humane Society Dog Show and Horse Poker Run and Mountain Bike Poker Run. The race ends in front of Expedition Island which is located in the middle of the Green River. This is where Maj. John Wesley Powell started his exploration of the Colorado River in the late 1800's. This is a great mountain biking area.