Rock Grit Running

SUN VALLEY ENDURANCE RUNS

Challenge yourself in one of our inaugural trail races for 2019! We are excited to offer a 50K, 27K and a kids race this year.  A 50 Mile race will be added in 2020. These trail races span over Bald Mountain located on the Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho.  

PC: Sun Valley Resort

Welcome to the Sun Valley Endurance Runs!

This Is A USATF Sanctioned Event

RACE DATES

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 ~ 50K & 27K

START TIMES

Kids Race Friday: 5:30 p.m. at Warm Springs Plaza

50k Start: Saturday ~ 6:30 a.m.

27K Start: Saturday ~ 8:30 a.m.

START & FINISH LOCATION

Warm Springs Lodge: 201 Picabo St. Ketchum, Idaho 83340

RACE EXPO & BIB PICKUP

Friday: 1-7 p.m. at Warm Springs Plaza

Race Day Pickup: Saturday 5:30 a.m. - 6:15 a.m.

SunValley_Pioneer Mtns

Amazing views of the Pioneer Mountains

PC: Sun Valley Resort

COURSE SUMMARY

50K: Runners begin at the Warm Springs Plaza and head up Machine Road on the side of the mountain and connect to the Traverse Trail.  Runners will turn left on the Traverse Trail and take another left onto the Bald Mountain Trail.  After taking pics from the BLM Scenic Overlook, runners will bomb down the trail to the River Run Aid Station. (4.25 miles)

Leaving the River Run Aid Station, runners will head up the Service Road and hook onto the Traverse Trail.  At the intersection of the Traverse Trail and Bald Mountain Trail, runners will turn left onto the Bald Mountain Trail.  This trail takes you all over the mountain weaving across the service road a couple of times until you get to the Lookout Restaurant.  From the restaurant, runners will continue down the service road to the Broadway Aid Station. (10 miles)

Leaving the Broadway Aid Station, runners will follow Upper Broadway Trail all the way back to the Lookout Restaurant and turn left onto a roller coasting trail that heads downhill and connects back with the Traverse Trail.  Runners will again run up the Bald Mountain Trail, pass the BLM Scenic Overlook (you may be to tired for pics this time) and down into the River Run Aid Station.  (16.5 miles)

Runners will follow the same route as before to the Broadway Aid Station. (22.3 miles)  This time, runners will take the long, winding Warm Springs Trail back to the finish.  An extra aid station will be put in approximately 3-4 miles before the finish.  TBD where.

NO CREWING ON THE COURSE EXCEPT AT RIVER RUN AID STATION.  YOU MAY HAVE A DROP BAG FOR BROADWAY TRAIL AID STATION.

Trail Map For Reference

27K:  Runners begin at the Warm Springs Plaza and head up Machine Road on the side of the mountain and connect to the Traverse Trail.  Runners will turn left on the Traverse Trail and take another left onto the Bald Mountain Trail.  After taking pics from the BLM Scenic Overlook, runners will bomb down 3000 ft of trail to the River Run Aid Station. (4.25 miles)

Leaving the River Run Aid Station, runners will head up the Service Road and hook onto the Traverse Trail.  At the intersection of the Traverse Trail and Bald Mountain Trail, runners will turn left onto the Bald Mountain Trail.  This trail takes you all over the mountain weaving across the service road a couple of times until you get to the Lookout Restaurant.  From the restaurant, runners will continue down the service road to the Broadway Aid Station. (10 miles)

Leaving the Broadway Aid Station, runners will follow Upper Broadway Trail all the way back to the Lookout Restaurant and turn left onto a roller coasting trail that heads downhill and connects back with the Traverse Trail.  Runners will turn left onto the Traverse Trail and run to the Warm Springs Trail, hang a right and book it down to the finish line!  There is a good possibility another aid station will be put in around mile 12.9.  See map…..

NO CREWING ON THE COURSE EXCEPT AT RIVER RUN AID STATION.  YOU MAY HAVE A DROP BAG FOR BROADWAY AID STATION.

RACE SWAG & AWARDS

  • Race Shirt (Men’s & Women’s Styles)
  • Swag Bag w/miscellaneous stuff. 
  • A challenging, scenic course over roller-coaster single track trails, through trees and flowers, around ridges with amazing views of mountains all around you!  
  • Awards to top 3 male and female finishers.
  • Age group awards 3 deep in each 10 year increments.
  • Each finisher receives a custom medal.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Unless otherwise stated, we will provide a 75% credit on Ultrasignup towards a future Rock Grit Running event if notified in writing  30 days out from the event. At the race director’s discretion, within 30 days up to 72 hours of the event, a 50% credit may be provided in case of injury (with doctor’s note) or family emergency (with appropriate documentation). Credits will be good for one year from date of issuance. No cash refunds, transfers, or rollovers will be issued under any circumstance. No credit will be issued within 72 hours of the event or after the event. Race shirts may only be picked up in person at packet pickup or on race day, we cannot mail out shirts to participants that do not attend the event.

LODGING

Hotel Reservations: (800)786-8259

1 Sun Valley Rd., Sun Valley, ID 83353

SPONSORS

Interested in being a volunteer?

Volunteers are the foundation of any good trail race.  All our volunteers receive a shirt and a special goody bag!  If you are interested in being at an aid station, helping with packet pickup, helping with our kids races, hanging out at a strategical point on the course directing runners, or out on the course taking pics of runners, please sign up by clicking on “VOLUNTEER” at the link below.  We love volunteers!

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