One final note before we begin tomorrow. We are serious about the shuttle! When you board the shuttle you will be given a ticket. Presenting your ticket to the Church Fork Aid Station captain is required to be considered an official starter. Should you have driven up (i.e not followed the rules) you will be required to drive back down, catch the shuttle, and start with the next wave of starters.
Thanks in advance for following these instructions.
While the recent warm/sunny weather has been nice, it has also been devastating for the snow pack on the west side of Grandeur. Normally this would seem like a good thing, however, our permit actually requires that there to be snow on the west side given that it is a non-system trail. As such, the west side will be eliminated from this year’s, meaning the event will be entirely on the Church Fork trail, a straight forward out-and-back to the summit of Grandeur from Church Fork.
Despite the changes I am certain we will still have a great event. It will also be a safer and more manageable event for both the volunteers and participants as each “lap” will take far less time than before. Additionally, the new numbers (distance and mileages) render easy math with each lap involving almost exactly 2,500′ of gain in ~10km.
Every penny donated to Breathe Utah, either through race entry proceeds, additional contributions made during registration, via the “Ghost Runner” option, or through a direct donation to Breathe Utah, will be matched by a generous “guardian angel” donor, up to $5,000. Help us attain this goal as your situation allows.
Running Up For Air (aka RUFA) is an endurance mountain challenge that was created to raise money in support of the fight for improved air quality for those who live along the Wasatch Front. If many hours is your cup-of-tea, then join us for what is guaranteed to be a memorable event. We are in need of volunteers in many different capacities, if you are interested contact us.