reid_delman@geminiadventures.com Endurance Races in Beautiful Places

Overview

Racers,

This summer, my team and I have been contemplating the best ways for us to have an impact on the ultrarunning community. To this end, we revisited our mission- to bring adventure into people’s lives.

Part of our introspection was to determine if each and every event in our current lineup successfully lives up to our carefully crafted mission. While we could argue that all of our events do in some ways, we all ultimately agreed that two of our events are lacking some of the qualities we seek to provide. That said, after careful consideration (and lots of lively debate), we have decided to cancel both the 24 Hours of Utah and the 24 Hours of Boulder. After 11 years of producing these 24 hour races both events have a special place in my heart and I will be forever grateful to all of you for participating and inspiring me over the years. Some of you have watched my children grow up and I have watched you develop as both people and racers. It is a difficult decision because of my personal attachments/feelings but one that we have to make for the long term success of Gemini Adventures. Cancelling these events gives us the opportunity to move forward and focus our efforts on creating world class events that live up to our mission.

We’ll spend the next few months working in the office and getting in the backcountry to refine and improve our existing races and tours.  We’ll be focused on our goal to help people access the wild and beautiful backcountry, explore their personal endurance potential and discover something about themselves along the way.

Reid

All preregistered racers will get a full refund. We’ll keep you updated, and as always, we welcome your feedback. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and want to thank you for your understanding.

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    Overview

    Moab, UT
    March 22-23, 2014

    Team Relay, Solo Challenges, 6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run, 50K, 100K and 100 mile categories.

    24 Hours of Utah is run under the sun and stars in a stunning backdrop. It is a series of endurance races that brings out the sense of adventure, stubborn determination and fun in every competitor! This race is all day and all night where runners can participate in a number of distances or timed events.

    For racers, this will be one of the most memorable events of your life. For spectators and crew, it will be a weekend festival where you will witness athletes pushing themselves beyond their personal limits of endurance.

    Experience the beautiful desert landscape of Moab, Utah while testing your own personal limits of endurance. Whether you’re assembling a dream team or you’re a recreational runner, there is a category designed for you. You can choose to race as a solo runner or create a team of up to 10 people.
    From the immense canyons with 1000 foot walls to the beautiful La Sal mountains, the town of Moab lies in the midst of it all. Photographers and artists flock to this area for it’s natural beauty while endurance athletes are drawn to the relatively easy access to the remote locations. With an average high of 68 F and an average low of 38 F this is a truly amazing location for a 24 hour race.

    If you’re looking for a team or a team looking for another runner, check out Team Connect.

    Watch the 2008 24 Hours of Utah video

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    Details

    Categories

    6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run Male/Female

    50K Male/Female

    100K
    Solo – Male/Female
    Duo
    100K Relay (up to 10 racers)

    24 Hour
    Solo – Male/Female
    Extreme Team (3-5 racers)
    Open division (6-10 racers)

    Moab 100

    Pre Race procedures
    Each racer must check in at the Base Camp no later than 20 minutes prior to the start of the race unless management is notified beforehand. Team Captains are allowed to check-in for the entire team but are responsible to inform team members of course/procedure details. Teams will receive their batons at check-in.
    Solo racers will not have to carry a baton.

    GENERAL RULES

    Pacers
    Pacers are allowed for solo 24 Hour runners and 100 milers only. All pacers must register at the registration table.

    Captains
    Each team must have a representative captain. The captain is responsible for all the teams actions and will be held responsible for any rule infractions and all communications with race officials.

    Pre-race Meeting
    Although everyone is welcome, the team captain and solo runners must attend the pre-race meeting.

    Recording Laps
    Racers must log-in on each lap at the Base Camp located at the Start/Finish area. The team baton must be passed from one racer to the other within site of the timing official. There will be a running clock, therefore the lap splits will run from lap-end time to lap-end time.It is the team’s responsibility to verify that each racer is logged-out correctly. Each racer must clearly state your number and wait until the race official acknowledges that your time and number are recorded.

    Team Requirements
    Each team member must complete at least one lap.

    Aid
    Water and food may be supplied to any racer, by anyone, anywhere on the course. However, racers must stay well clear of the course when taking food or water. A strict Leave No Trace policy will be implemented. Water will be available part way through the course.

    Bib Number 
    Racers must display their race numbers at all times.

    Local Laws
    Federal, state and county laws and ordinances must be followed at all times.

    Staying on course
    While running a lap, racers must stay on the designated course. Any racer that goes off the designated course (i.e. shortcutting) will result in a disqualification of that racer and team.

    Protests
    Official protests can only be made by team captains and must be made directly to the Race Director.Race DirectorThe race director has the final say in any ruling, including rulings made by the co-director.

    Quiet HoursQuiet hours at night, will be imposed from 11:00 p.m. Saturday until 6:00 a.m. Sunday. During this time, noise must be kept to a minimum but the fun will continue.

    Night Running
    Racers entering the course two hours before sunset on Saturday and up to one-half hour before sunrise on Sunday must carry a light source and it must be in good working order. Racing with lights out is permitted but all runners must have some sort of lighting affixed to the outside of their clothing while light is off (i.e. glow stick). The course will be marked with reflective tape. We suggest using a headlamp or a handheld light that can be raised to eye level for night time navigation in order to maximize the reflective tape.

    Consecutive Laps
    A team racer may run consecutive laps, but must log-out at Base Camp after his/her first lap in order to log-in for his/her second lap. If the racer does not do this, only one lap will be counted. Solo racers will do this every lap.

    Baton 
    Batons must be handed off within sight of the timing table.

    Substituting a team member
    In order to substitute a runner, the new runner must fill out all appropriate paperwork. all late fees will apply. Substitutions/changes are eligible until two hours before the finish on Sunday.

    Finish/Awards
    All racers finishing the 100 mile race in 30 hours, the 100K (including teams) in 15 hours and the 50K in 8 hours will receive a finisher’s memento. Racers must complete his/her lap by the posted finish time. No partial laps will be counted. for timed races, each team’s final placing will be determined by the number of laps the team has completed and the order of finish times for the team’s lastlap. For example, a team that has completed 20 laps with a finish time of 8:20 a.m. would beat a team that completed 20 laps, with a finish time of 8:30 a.m. A team that completed 21 laps, with a finish time of 9:00 a.m., would beat them both. The awards ceremony will begin approximately 20 minutes after the cut-off.
    Solo 24 Hours racers will not be entered into the 100 mile standing. All 100 milers finishing before the 24 Hour mark will be included into the 24 Hour awards at 9:30. All others will be given their awards as they cross the finish line.
    100 Mile, 100K, 50K, 24 Hour: Medals will be awarded for 1-3 place in both male and female categories in each of the following categories: Under 30 30-50 Over 50

    Unforeseeable circumstances
    In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the race, race officials may end the race at any given time. Results will be based on team’s placement at the time race officials determine. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of runners or officials.

    Course

    This race will be run on the beautiful Monitor and Merrimac trail 16 miles north of Moab. Racers will run 5.37 mile laps with approximately 606′ of climbing per loop. 50K racers will do 6 laps (equalling 32.22 miles), 100K racers will run 11 laps (plus a partial lap) and 100 Milers will cover 18 laps (plus a partial lap). All partial laps will be done on the first lap.
    A rolling course, each lap starts at 4524’, reaches a high point of 4982’ and a low point of 4490’. The 50K will have a total of 3600′ of climbing, 100K racers will have 7,000′ and the 100 mile will have 11,000 feet of climbing. Hot food will be available during the cool night and there will be an unmanned water station approximately halfway through the loop to help runners enjoy the rugged trails and view the beautiful canyons below. Camping is available at the Base Camp area and will be available starting on Friday night.

    Directions: From Moab, drive approximately 16 miles north on Highway 191.

    Just after highway mile marker 141, turn left onto Mill Canyon Road, a dirt road that immediately crosses railroad tracks.Drive approximately 1 mile up the road passing the trailhead on the right. The Base Camp will be on the right side of the road.

    Schedule

    Friday:
    Camping is available at race start

    Saturday:
    5:00-6:30 am – race day registration, packet pick-up
    6:45 am – pre race meeting – mandatory
    7:00 am – race begins
    3:00 pm – 50K cut-off
    5:00 pm – registration for Fun Run
    6:00 pm – Fun Run begins
    8:00 pm – Pacers allowed for solo runners
    10:00 pm – 100K cut-off

    Sunday:
    12:00 am – Fun Run finish (awards to follow)
    7:00 am – last lap must be completed for 24 Hour
    7:15 am – 24 Hour awards
    1:00 pm – 100 mile cut-off
    1:15 pm – 100 mile awards
    We will provide hot food throughout the night and Hammer Gel and Hammer Heed/water at Base Camp.

    Registration

    Register online or download a registration form
    Cost per person:Early Registration (until January 1st)

    6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run – $65
    50K – $85
    100K Solo- $105
    100K Duo – $95/person
    100K Relay – (up to 10 racers) – $85/person
    24 Hour Solo – $120
    24 Hour Extreme Team (3-5)- $100/person
    24 Hour Open division (6-10)- $90/person
    100 mile – $165
    Standard Registration
    6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run – $75
    50K – $95
    100K Solo – $115
    100K Duo – $105/person
    100K Relay – $95
    24 Hour Solo – $130
    24 Hour Extreme Team (3-5)- $110/person
    24 Hour Open division (6-10)- $100/person
    100 mile – $195
    Race Weekend Registration
    6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run – $95
    50K – $105
    100K Solo – $135
    100K Duo – $125/person
    100K Relay – $115/person
    24 HourSolo – $150 24 Hour
    Extreme Team (3-5)- $130/person
    24 Hour Open division (6-10)-$120/person
    100 mile – $210(deduct $10 per person for multiple race discount)2013 Racer Packet

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    Results

    Course Records
    24 Hour solo
    Male: Me, Myself and I (Timothy Stroh) 102.3 miles (22:00)
    Female: Team RFP (Karen Libsch) 80.55 miles (21:48)
    Extreme Team
    Eagle Five (Megan Morrisey, Katie Mazzia, Mark Muelethaler, Anita Ortiz, Sue Hibbs) 161.1 miles (23:14)
    Open
    OTC (Dana Grisham, Katy Flynn-O’Brien, Nicole Highfill, Megan Krispinsky, Randall Meyers, John Grisham, Maggie Dwire, Scott Forman, Gina Steinhoff) 150.36 miles (23:38)

    2013 racer photos can be found at glendelman.com

    2013 Results
    2012 Results
    2011 Results

    2010 Results

    2009 Results

    2008 Results

    2007 Results

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