Amasa Run Saturday April, 29th 2017 Moab, Utah

Race Date

April 29, 2017

Registration Deadline

April 22, 2017 at 11:59PM

Packet Pick Up

Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4 PM – 7 PM

Amasa Run 2017

The Amasa Run course offers a 6.5 mi, 9.5 mi, or 15.5 mile run for trail runners. It’s located northwest of Moab, Utah and features technical slickrock with some of the best scenery Moab has to offer. Runners will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Colorado River corridor, Behind the Rocks, and the majestic snow capped La Sal Mountain range.

Post Race Awards

All runners receive a shirt and finisher’s medal!

Registration Fees:

6.5 mi: $75
9.5 mi: $85
15.5 mi: $120

On Race Day

Packet Pick Up

Friday, April 28, 2017
4 PM – 7 PM

Canyon Voyages Adventure Company
211 N. Main St
Moab, Utah 84532

You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet and timing chip. This includes race morning packet pick up. We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day morning to eliminate issues on the morning of the race.

Finish Line Info

The finish line is located at the Kane Creek Trailhead; the same as the starting line.

Directions:
From Center and Main, head south and make a right on Kane Creek Blvd. (there will be a Burger King and McDonald’s on the corner). Drive down Kane Creek Blvd. until Kane Creek turns into a dirt road, Make sure not to veer onto 500 West, which will be about a ¾ mile from Kane Creek right hand turn. Follow Kane Creek Blvd until you see the parking lot on the right.

Refund Policy

Full refund up to 30 days before race day. Thereafter, non-refundable and bib numbers are non-transferable.

Race Day Schedule

Check-in and packet pick up at the starting line: Saturday, April 29, 2017

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM

Pre-race announcement: 7:45 AM

Race start for all events: 8:00 AM

Aid Station

When you stop to fill your water or eat, please take time to thank the crew. Moab Friends-For-Wheelin’ has been helping Grassroots since the start and this race couldn’t happen if it were not for them and their support vehicles getting into these locations.

The Aid Station will be stocked with: water, Heed, Hammer Gels, and mini candy bars.

Course Records

Men – Heath Wellard – 50:33
Men – Mark Wallace – 53:30

Women – Tess Wolken – 54:38
Women – Julie Zaranek – 58:34

Location

The start and finish line will be located at the Kane Creek Trailhead.

Directions to start/finish line:
From Center and Main, head south and make a right on Kane Creek Blvd. (there will be a Burger King and McDonald’s on the corner). Drive down Kane Creek Blvd. until Kane Creek turns into a dirt road, make sure not to veer onto 500 West, which will be about a ¾ mile from Kane Creek right hand turn. Follow Kane Creek Blvd until you see the parking lot on the right.

Parking

We highly encourage carpooling as parking is limited.

There will be parking attendants pointing out parking spots. If you park in an unacceptable location, the BLM will issue tickets. Please adhere to parking attendant’s instructions to avoid tickets and ensure we can continue to work with the BLM at future events.

ChronoTrack:

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Big River Race Management

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6.5 MI Amasa Run

  1. Runners will run on Kane Creek, a dirt road, for approximately 1.25 miles to the Amasa Back trail head.
  2. Then they will drop down a steep rocky technical four-wheel drive road into Kane Creek.
  3. Crossing Kane Creek, (there may be water) runners will start a long technical climb to the first overlook, which is approximately 3 miles from the start line.
  4. Once runners have crested the first overlook, they will run about 1 mile to the first aid station at the Jackson Hole/Amasa Back Junction.
  5. 6.5 mile runners will continue pass the aid station to the Jackson’s Trail split to veer right and head down the fast 2.5 mile technical single track, back to the finish line.

9.5 MI Amasa Run

  1. Runners will run on Kane Creek, a dirt road, for approximately 1.25 miles to the Amasa Back trail head.
  2. Then they will drop down a steep rocky technical four-wheel drive road into Kane Creek.
  3. Crossing Kane Creek, (there may be water) runners will start a long technical climb to the first overlook, which is approximately 3 miles from the start line.
  4. Once runners have crested the first overlook, they will run about 1 mile to the first aid station at the Jackson Hole/Amasa Back Junction.
  5. 9.5 mile runners will continue past the aid station, up Amasa Back to the Amasa Back/Pot Hole Arch Junction, which is approximately 1 mile from the aid station.
  6. Runners then continue onto Rock Stacker and enjoy the fast singletrack, slickrock terrain, and amazing views of Dead Horse Point and the mighty Colorado River just below them.

15.5 MI Amasa Run

  1. Runners will run on Kane Creek, a dirt road, for approximately 1.25 miles to the Amasa Back trail head.
  2. Then they will drop down a steep rocky technical four-wheel drive road into Kane Creek.
    Crossing Kane Creek, (there may be water) runners will start a long technical climb to the first overlook, which is approximately 3 miles from the start line.
  3. Once runners have crested the first overlook, they will run about 1 mile to the first aid station at the Jackson Hole/Amasa Back Junction.
  4. 15.5 mile runners will veer left at the aid station and head down Jackson’s Ladder, a 600 ft descent off of the Amasa plateau, to make a 4 mi loop counterclockwise around Jackson’s Butte.
  5. Then they will ascend (600 ft in ¼ mi) Jackson’s Ladder back up onto the Amasa plateau to the aid station once again.
  6. After leaving the aid station they will follow the 9.5 mile course to the finish line.

Sponsors:

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We’re also excited to have Altra Running Footwear as an Amasa Run sponsor! Altra’s running shoes are award-winning and made by elite runners, for runners.

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We’re proud to have Ultimate Direction as an Amasa Run sponsor this year too. Ultimate Direction provides innovative wearable hydration packs that are made by athletes, for athletes.

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