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.
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.
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.
6 Hour Nighttime Fun Run Male/Female
Solo – Male/Female
100K Relay (up to 10 racers)
Solo – Male/Female
Extreme Team (3-5 racers)
Open division (6-10 racers)
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.
Pacers are allowed for solo 24 Hour runners and 100 milers only. All pacers must register at the registration table.
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.
Although everyone is welcome, the team captain and solo runners must attend the pre-race meeting.
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.
Each team member must complete at least one lap.
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.
Racers must display their race numbers at all times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
2013 racer photos can be found at glendelman.com