2019 Course Description
Race starts at River Run Plaza (elevation 5,760' ft) and goes immediately up the Lower River Run and Canyon ski runs. The relentless climb taunts you as you push for relief on the final headwall of the Upper Canyon ski run before reaching the Roundhouse Restaurant (7680’ ft). A short downhill traverse on a mellow service road gets you to the Seattle Ridge area of Bald Mountain (elevation 9,150) where you’ll be greeted by views of Sun Valley’s legendary Bowls.
Now the real fun begins, you'll push to the Bald Mountain ridge with views of 5 mountain ranges and an abandoned Forest Service lookout. Once you reward yourself summiting Bald Mountain (9,150' ft), you will begin your descent down to the Lookout Restaurant where you’ll link into the Bald Mountain trail.
As you descend the Bald Mountain trail through big Aspen groves and pine trees, you'll see views of both base areas and the mountain town of Ketchum, descending on amazing single track. This 5 mile, 3100’ singletrack shaded descent is a welcome break from your summit assault. As you approach the base area, you'll hear the music and good times bumping as you near the finish line, back where you started. Please stay on marked & established trails at all times.
**course subject to change as necessary
2018 RACE INFO
Sport Category registrations: 64% of runners
Expert Category registrations: 28% of runners
Pro Category registrations: 8% of runners
EARLY BIB PICKUP
Thursday, August 22, 3PM-6PM
Elephant Perch Store
RACE MORNING BIB PICKUP
Sat, August 24, 7AM-8:30AM, River Run
Bib Pickup closes 15min prior to start of race
RACE STARTS 9:00 AM
Vendor Village, Demos, Music
AWARDS 1:30 PM
RAFFLE 2:00 PM
AFTER PARTY TBD
Sun Valley 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.
Each competitor receives a Cirque Series snapback, raffle ticket, logo'd bib & finisher medal. You also getting hooked up with a swag bag from our sponsors & Free professional Photos from the race.