Race starts at the base of Millicent chair, (elevation 8755' ft.), start your ascent at base of Milly Express chair. Immediately you start gaining elevation as you run up the service road via Main Street. The steep road treats you to views of beautiful Aspen groves and spruce trees. Not much time to rest here as you gain mid mountain, Easy Street will connect to BackBone Trail, really cool views of Milly Bowl. Continue up the BackBone Trail with a view of Mt. Millicent straight ahead (and a great view of Wolverine Cirque). Once you get to the top of Milly Express, there will be an aid station here, mile 1.8, now the real fun begins, you'll head straight up Mt. Millicent, the trail consists of big boulders, single track, loose & steep sections that will require use of your hands, yet a very passable path that has seen lots of foot traffic. Incredible views of Wolverine Cirque. Once you have hit the summit of Mt. Millicent (10,452' ft), you'll catch your breath, run along the ridge towards the saddle between Mount Wolverine and Mt. Tuscarora, this will be amazing singletrack, big boulder fields, & variable snow travel. Please be confident in your stepping.
This area will be a much welcomed ease of severe climbing you experienced pushing for Mt. Millicent summit. You'll pass Mt. Tuscarora on your left, begin to make a short, but technical descent to Catherine's Pass, incredible views of both Alta & Brighton, steep & technical area w plenty of snow, again, please be confident in your steps, & mindful of your fellow competitors. Pass Catherine's Pass, follow the trail along the famous "Rocky Point" ridge as you will have Sunset Peak in your vision for the next summit, we've installed ropes in a technical area on the Sunset Peak ascent, please snow down, allow others to carefully navigate the ropes area. The ropes area is a no passing zone. On the summit of Sunset Peak (elevation 10,648' ft.), you will have amazing views of Lake Catherine, Devils Castle, Timpanogos, & Heber Valley, truly a breathtaking summit. From here you descend Sunset Peak, it will be a mix of snow travel & rock ridge, please be mindful of snow travel for rocks existing just beneath the snow surface. After Sunset Peak descent, you will traverse Pioneer Ridge summiting Pioneer Peak (elevation 10,447 ft.) along the way to the top of Crest Express. Pioneer Ridge has an incredible view of Brighton and Heber the entire way. A well marked trail will require full concentration as it is steep & loose in spots.
Arrive top of Crest Express, there will be another Aid Station, mile 4.8. Start to descend down service road via Pacific Highway Trail and Powder Alley Trail, until you get back to main base of Brighton, you will make one last push on the service road by via the Milly access road to the finish line back at base of Millicent chair where you started. Please stay on marked & established trails at all times, be courteous of your day hikers out enjoying nature on the same trails. The race course is located on the Salt Lake Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
**course subject to change as neccassary
**Every competitor is subject to a strict cut-off time, at top of Milly Express chair (Aid station #1), 45 minute cut-off
The course is the most direct route to the high alpine, it is steep, but intuitive, you will be pushing hard for the summit, putting yourself to your capacity, lungs, grit, and strength. Please note, we will have the course well marked, it is imperative, for your safety, you follow precise path of flagging. On Mt. Millicent summit area in particular, please be prepared to slow down, pay close attention to your footwork in the technical boulder fields, if you kick a rock loose, immediately yell 'rock' to notify fellow competitors you have kicked a rock loose. If you are further down the course and you hear, 'rock!', please do not look up, please turn your back and protect your head. We can't stress this section enough, careful footwork, look out for the safety of yourself and fellow competitors equally.
2018 RACE INFO
Sport Category Registrations: 71% of runners
Expert Category Registrations: 24% of runners
Pro Category Registrations: 5% of runner
EARLY BIB PICKUP
Thursday, June 27, 3PM-6PM
Black Diamond Retail Store, SLC
RACE MORNING BIB PICKUP
Sat, June 29, 7AM-9:45AM
Bib Pickup closes 15min prior to start of race
RACE STARTS 1O:00 AM
ALL DAY VENDOR VILLAGE
AWARDS 1:30 PM
RAFFLE 2:00 PM
AFTER PARTY 9pm: Beer bar, downtown slc
Brighton Waiver Downloads
Every athlete must sign a Cirque Series Waiver and a Venue Waiver, available below or at Bib Pickup. Speed up registration by downloading these two waivers and bringing them to Bib Pickup.