100 West Main Street, Virgin, United States, Utah

Start Date

04/09/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️, Trail race, 100 Miles, 100K, 50K, Half Marathon (13.1 Mi)

This event offers scenic courses that run through the Southern Utah desert, adjacent to Zion National Park.

For the safety of our runners, we have instituted some eligibility requirements. Check them out here before registering!

We offer four distances:
🏃 100 Mile (Required qualification)
🏃 100K (Required qualification)
🏃 50K 
🏃 Half Marathon

Please note: the 100 Mile and 100K races will start on Saturday; the 50K and Half Marathon races will start on Sunday.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 100 Mile

    Runners interested in registering for the 100-Mile race MUST have completed a 50-mile race (or a race of greater distance) between April 9, 2020 and April 8, 2022. A link to the official race results will be required in order to participate. __________ The 100 Mile course heads west on a double track dirt road toward Gooseberry Mesa until you hit the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 5.2). From here you will begin running on one of the more iconic trail sections of this course- Gooseberry Mesa. This is a beautiful single track trail section with amazing views of Zion and the beautiful areas surrounding it. Make sure and pay attention to the trail on this section. There will be a lot of single track mtn. biking trails that will be marked with white dots on the rocks. Even though most of the trail coincides with the white dots, there are sections where we will deviate to different trails. Our course will be marked with pink ribbons. So always follow the pink ribbons. This loop will be run in a counterclockwise direction. You will hit the next aid station (Gooseberry Aid) at mile 12.8, about half way through the loop. Upon your return to your second pass at the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 17.7) you will then drop down off the mesa. This is a VERY steep and rocky section. It’s a good idea to use some trekking poles to help you down this steep trail section, if you are comfortable using them. A water station will be set up near the bottom of the hill (Mondo Z) at mile 19.1. From here, you will traverse along the desert trails toward the Virgin Desert Aid Station (mile 25.8). These trails will be mostly hard-packed dirt and double track with some slight rolling hills-- nothing technical though. We expect to slightly overlap with a mountain biking event in this section, so please remain aware of your surroundings. From Virgin Desert, you will begin the Hurricane Rim loop. This is an awesome trail that is popular with the mtn. bikers in this area. Trail conditions are great! Hard-packed dirt with some great panoramic views. A water station will be set up for you at mile 31.4. From there you will continue on to the Virgin Dam Aid Station (mile 34.4). This is a great trail overlooking the Virgin River in some areas as you skirt along the rim. You will then come to the Sheep Bridge Water Station (mile 38.2). This will be a great opportunity to top off your water before crossing the highway/SR-9 and climbing up onto Smith Mesa. This climb is mostly on an old paved road that is only used by ranchers a couple times a year. Near the top, you will reach the Smith Mesa Aid Station (mile 42.6). This next section on Smith Mesa can be really tough if the cows have recently trampled through mud, then it hardens- so watch your footing. Before dropping down off of Smith Mesa you will hit the Flying Monkey Water Station (mile 49.3). Flying Monkey is another steep and technical section. There will be a short section right after the water station where a rope is set up to help lower yourself down the steepest part. From Flying Monkey, you will have a nice downhill trail run to the Virgin BMX Aid Station (mile 51.8). From there, you will make your way across Dalton Wash. This is a small creek crossing (Some people prefer to take their shoes off before crossing to avoid running in wet shoes). After crossing the creek, you will begin the steep climb up toward the Guacamole Trail. Most of this section is going to be on a double track dirt road as you make your way up toward one of our favorite trail sections of this course. You will reach the Guacamole Aid Station at mile 57.5. From the aid station you will run a lollipop loop. Again, make sure and follow the pink ribbons. There will be a lot of slickrock on this section too. It’s always a good idea to look ahead for the next pink ribbon. Upon returning to the Guacamole Aid Station (mile 64.3), you will drop back down the same hill to the Virgin BMX Aid Station (mile 70). This will definitely be a good place to pick up a pacer if you have one. From Virgin BMX Aid, you will drop back down and cross SR-9. Once across the road, you will start making your way back across the desert toward the Goosebump Aid Station. That same water station you hit after coming down from Goosebump earlier in the race will be set up at mile 73.8. Once again, it’s a good idea to top off your water before you climb the killer Mondo Z up toward Goosebump Aid (mile 75.2). You will then head back on the same double track you started on toward the Start/Finish area. We will have an area close to the Finish Line where crew access will be available (mile 80.1). This is a great place to swap out pacers and to have your friends and family cheer you on. You will then downhill on a dirt road to Grafton Mesa Aid (mile 81.7). You may stop if you like, but this is a very fast downhill run toward Wire Mesa. Once you arrive at the Wire Mesa Aid Station (mile 83.6), you will be treated to run this incredible section of trail! Wire Mesa has great views of Zion and wonderful, very runnable trail conditions. There is not a lot of elevation variation, so take advantage of it. You will return to the Wire Mesa Aid Station (mile 90.7) before beginning your uphill trek back up the same dirt road toward Grafton Mesa Aid Station (mile 92.6). You will run the Grafton Mesa Trail loop in a counterclockwise direction. This trail is going to be a little more technical than Wire Mesa, though still very runnable with beautiful views to enjoy. After the loop, you will pass through Grafton Mesa Aid (mile 98.1) for a third time before your final short- but steep section of dirt road back to the finish line.
    Activity Starts: 4/9/2022 05:00 - Activity Ends: 4/10/2022 17:30
    Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Race Shirt (select a size)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
      Registration closes : 10/4/2021 01:59
      Race fee : $250.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 10/4/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 1/3/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $300.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 1/3/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/8/2022 20:00
      Race fee : $350.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  2. 100K

    Runners interested in registering for the 100k race MUST have completed a marathon race (or a race of greater distance) between April 9, 2020 and April 8, 2022. A link to the official race results will be required in order to participate. __________ The 100K course heads west on a double track dirt road toward Gooseberry Mesa until you hit the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 5.2). From here you will begin running on one of the more iconic trail sections of this course- Gooseberry Mesa. This is a beautiful single track trail section with amazing views of Zion and the beautiful areas surrounding it. Make sure and pay attention to the trail on this section. There will be a lot of single track mtn. biking trails that will be marked with white dots on the rocks. Even though most of the trail coincides with the white dots, there are sections where we will deviate to different trails. Our course will be marked with pink ribbons. So always follow the pink ribbons. This loop will be run in a counterclockwise direction. You will hit the next aid station (Gooseberry Aid) at mile 12.8, about half way through the loop. Upon your return to your second pass at the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 17.7) you will then drop down off the mesa. This is a VERY steep and rocky section. It’s a good idea to use some trekking poles to help you down this steep trail section, if you are comfortable using them. A water station will be set up near the bottom of the hill (Mondo Z) at mile 19.1. From here, you will traverse along the desert trails toward the Virgin Desert Aid Station (mile 25.8). These trails will be mostly hard-packed dirt and double track with some slight rolling hills-- nothing technical though. We expect to slightly overlap with a mountain biking event in this section, so please remain aware of your surroundings. From Virgin Desert you will continue on to the Virgin Dam Aid Station (mile 27.6). This is a great trail overlooking the Virgin River in some areas as you skirt along the rim. You will then come to the Sheep Bridge Water Station (mile 31.4). This will be a great opportunity to top off your water before climbing up the road toward the highway/SR-9. You won’t cross the highway, but will run parallel with it for about 3 miles before making your way back across the desert toward the Goosebump Aid Station. That same water station you hit after coming down from Goosebump earlier in the race will be set up at mile 36.6. Once again, it’s a good idea to top off your water before you climb the killer Mondo Z up toward Goosebump Aid (mile 38). You will then head back on the same double track you started on toward the Start/Finish area. We will have an area close to the Finish Line where crew access will be available (mile 42.9). This is a great place to swap out pacers and to have your friends and family cheer you on. You will then downhill on a dirt road to Grafton Mesa Aid (mile 44.5). You may stop if you like, but this is a very fast downhill run toward Wire Mesa. Once you arrive at the Wire Mesa Aid Station (mile 46.4), you will be treated to run this incredible section of trail! Wire Mesa has great views of Zion and wonderful, very runnable trail conditions. There is not a lot of elevation variation, so take advantage of it. You will return to the Wire Mesa Aid Station (mile 53.6) before beginning your uphill trek back up the same dirt road toward Grafton Mesa Aid Station (mile 55.5). You will run the Grafton Mesa Trail loop in a counterclockwise direction. This trail is going to be a little more technical than Wire Mesa, though still very runnable with beautiful views to enjoy. After the loop, you will pass through Grafton Mesa Aid (mile 60.9) for a third time before your final short- but steep section of dirt road back to the finish line.
    Activity Starts: 4/9/2022 06:00 - Activity Ends: 4/10/2022 04:00
    Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Race Shirt - please select a size
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
      Registration closes : 10/4/2021 01:59
      Race fee : $200.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 10/4/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 1/3/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $225.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 1/3/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/8/2022 20:00
      Race fee : $250.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  3. 50K

    It is strongly recommended that runners interested in registering for the 50K race train on technical trails prior to race day. This is a technical trail course and should not be your first introduction to this type of terrain. __________ The 50K course heads west on a double track dirt road toward Gooseberry Mesa until you hit the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 5.2). From here you will begin running on one of the more iconic trail sections of this course- Gooseberry Mesa. This is a beautiful single track trail section with amazing views of Zion and the beautiful areas surrounding it. Make sure and pay attention to the trail on this section. There will be a lot of single track mtn. biking trails that will be marked with white dots on the rocks. Even though most of the trail coincides with the white dots, there are sections where we will deviate to different trails. Our course will be marked with pink ribbons. So always follow the pink ribbons. This loop will be run in a counterclockwise direction. You will hit the next aid station (Gooseberry Aid) at mile 12.8, about half way through the loop. Upon your return to your second pass at the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 17.8) you will then head back on the same double track you started on toward the Start/Finish area. We will have an area close to the finish line where crew access will be available (mile 22.7). This is a great place for your friends and family to cheer you on and for a crew member to assist you if needed. At the junction, you will turn left to head downhill on a dirt road to Grafton Mesa Aid (mile 23.9). You will run the Grafton Mesa Trail loop in a counterclockwise direction. Though this loop is technical in some areas, it’s still very runnable with beautiful views to enjoy. After the loop, you will pass through Grafton Mesa Aid (mile 29.3) for a second time before your final short- but steep section of dirt road back to the finish line.
    Activity Starts: 4/10/2022 06:00 - Activity Ends: 4/10/2022 17:30
    Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Race Shirt (select a size)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
      Registration closes : 10/4/2021 01:59
      Race fee : $150.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 10/4/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 1/3/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $175.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 1/3/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/8/2022 20:00
      Race fee : $200.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  4. Half Marathon

    It is strongly recommended that runners interested in registering for the half marathon train on technical trails prior to race day. This is a technical trail course and should not be your first introduction to this type of terrain. __________ The Half Marathon course heads west on a double track dirt road toward Gooseberry Mesa until you hit the Goosebump Aid Station (mile 5.2). From here you will begin running on a modified portion of the iconic Gooseberry Mesa Trail. This is a beautiful single track trail section with amazing views of Zion and the beautiful areas surrounding it. Make sure and pay attention to the trail on this section. There will be a lot of single track mtn. biking trails that will be marked with white dots on the rocks. Even though most of the trail coincides with the white dots, there are sections where we will deviate to different trails. Our course will be marked with pink ribbons. So always follow the pink ribbons. A water station will be set up part way through the loop of Gooseberry Mesa at mile 7.9. From here, you will continue on a mix of trail and dirt roads until it ties back into the same double track dirt road you started on. Then it’s back down the hill toward the finish line.
    Activity Starts: 4/10/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 4/10/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
    Activity type: Trail race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Race Shirt (select a size)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
      Registration closes : 10/4/2021 01:59
      Race fee : $100.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 10/4/2021 02:00
      Registration closes : 1/3/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $125.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 1/3/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/8/2022 20:00
      Race fee : $150.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  5. 100 Mile Charity Bib

    Runners interested in registering for the 100-Mile race MUST have completed a 50-mile race (or a race of greater distance) between April 9, 2020 and April 8, 2022. A link to the official race results will be required in order to participate. __________ Join Wander Project and our Charity Bib program to run with us! Raise a minimum of $2,000 to support the community in and around Zion National Park and we'll waive your race entry fee. The Charity Bib program is a serious commitment, so please don’t take this lightly. You will have until 2 weeks prior to the race to raise the funds and become eligible to run. If you are short of meeting your goal, you'll be charged the remainder of the fundraising commitment. All donations are final. As an added bonus this year, there will be prizes for the TOP fundraiser at each event. AND, if you are the top fundraiser for the year (this includes charity bibs for all races) you will win a race entry, flight, and hotel accommodations for a 2023 half marathon of your choice!
    Activity Starts: 4/9/2022 05:00 - Activity Ends: 4/10/2022 17:30
    Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Race Shirt (select a size)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
      Registration closes : 4/11/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $0.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  6. 100K Charity Bib

    Runners interested in registering for the 100k race MUST have completed a marathon race (or a race of greater distance) between April 9, 2020 and April 8, 2022. A link to the official race results will be required in order to participate. __________ Join Wander Project and our Charity Bib program to run with us! Raise a minimum of $1,500 to support the community in and around Zion National Park and we'll waive your race entry fee. The Charity Bib program is a serious commitment, so please don’t take this lightly. You will have until 2 weeks prior to the race to raise the funds and become eligible to run. If you are short of meeting your goal, you'll be charged the remainder of the fundraising commitment. All donations are final. As an added bonus this year, there will be prizes for the TOP fundraiser at each event. AND, if you are the top fundraiser for the year (this includes charity bibs for all 14 races) you will win a race entry, flight and hotel accommodations for a 2023 half marathon of your choice!
    Activity Starts: 4/9/2022 06:00 - Activity Ends: 4/10/2022 04:00
    Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Race Shirt (select a size)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
      Registration closes : 4/11/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $0.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  7. 50K Charity Bib

    It is strongly recommended that runners interested in registering for the 50K race train on technical trails prior to race day. This is a technical trail course and should not be your first introduction to this type of terrain. __________ Join Wander Project and our Charity Bib program to run with us! Raise a minimum of $1,250 to support the community in and around Zion National Park and we'll waive your race entry fee. The Charity Bib program is a serious commitment, so please don’t take this lightly. You will have until 2 weeks prior to the race to raise the funds and become eligible to run. If you are short of meeting your goal, you'll be charged the remainder of the fundraising commitment. All donations are final. As an added bonus this year, there will be prizes for the TOP fundraiser at each event. AND, if you are the top fundraiser for the year (this includes charity bibs for all 14 races) you will win a race entry, flight and hotel accommodations for a 2023 half marathon of your choice!
    Activity Starts: 4/10/2022 06:00 - Activity Ends: 4/10/2022 17:30
    Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
    Activity type: Ultra 🏃🏿‍♂️
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Race Shirt (select a size)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
      Registration closes : 4/11/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $0.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  8. Half Marathon Charity Bib

    It is strongly recommended that runners interested in registering for the half marathon train on technical trails prior to race day. This is a technical trail course and should not be your first introduction to this type of terrain. __________ Join Wander Project and our Charity Bib program to run with us! Raise a minimum of $1,000 to support the community in and around Zion National Park and we'll waive your race entry fee. The Charity Bib program is a serious commitment, so please don’t take this lightly. You will have until 2 weeks prior to the race to raise the funds and become eligible to run. If you are short of meeting your goal, you'll be charged the remainder of the fundraising commitment. All donations are final. As an added bonus this year, there will be prizes for the TOP fundraiser at each event. AND, if you are the top fundraiser for the year (this includes charity bibs for all 14 races) you will win a race entry, flight and hotel accommodations for a 2023 half marathon of your choice!
    Activity Starts: 4/10/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 4/10/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
    Activity type: Trail race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Race Shirt (select a size)
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 6/25/2021 10:00
      Registration closes : 4/11/2022 01:59
      Race fee : $0.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


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