The Ultimate Vacation Race! BRYCE CANYON! May 17-18

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This scenic, mountain course runs around the northern half and along the western edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau,offering spectacular views above and below the hoodoos. The race is run at high elevation, with most of the miles on this rugged course between 7,000 – 9,000 ft.

 

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The half marathon starts at the mouth of Proctor Canyon and runs northwest approximately 1 mile where we turn east on double track. The course continues on north, following along the foothills.

At approximately mile 4 we turn east and run up Johnson Canyon. About mile 4.8 we T into the Grandview Trail where we will take a left. We will continue north for approximately 1 mile to the Hilsdale Aid Station (mile 6.1). We will then turn around and head back along the Grandview Trail.

Although this appears to be a comparatively mild section along the bottom of the plateau, this terrain is relentless with constant ups and downs- there is still over a thousand feet of climbing over a series of small ridges in the foothills for over 5 miles to Proctor Canyon aid station (mile 11.8).

From here, it is all downhill to the finish line at the pond at the bottom of the canyon.

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