BLACK CANYON ULTRAS

World class single track winding through saguaro forests and desert arroyos.

2017 WS100 Qualifier

Now a qualifier for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run lottery!

Arizona's Wild West

Where history meets endurance running.

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February 18, 2017

100K | 60K | Spring Valley to New River, AZ

Black Canyon Ultras

The 2017 Black Canyon 100K features a point to point course along the world class Black Canyon National Recreation Trail. Hang out after the race at the Emery Henderson Trailhead finish line for an ultra-party complete with wood fired pizza, beer, and recovery station! Join us this February for this classic Arizona foot race. The 2017 Edition will again feature a point to point 60K starting at Mayer High School and ending at the Black Canyon City Trailhead.

Race Day Schedule

100K Shuttle & Race Start
5:10 AM – 100K Shuttle Bus leaves from Anthem Outlet Mall
6:00 AM – Race day registration & check-in at Mayer High School in Spring Valley
6:45 AM – Final race briefing
6:55 AM – Begin civil twilight
7:00 AM –100K Race start at Mayer High School in Spring Valley
7:21 AM – Sunrise
60K Shuttle & Race Start
6:30 AM – 60K Shuttle Bus leaves from Black Canyon City TH
7:00 AM – Race day registration & check-in at Mayer High School in Spring Valley
7:45 AM – Final race briefing
8:00 AM –60K Race start at Mayer High School in Spring Valley
100K Cutoffs
3:30 PM – Cutoff (100K Runners) at Mile 24.0 – Gloriana Mine Aid Station
5:30 PM – Cutoff (100K Runners) at Mile 32.7 – Soap Creek Aid Station
6:10 PM – Sunset
6:35 PM – End Civil Twilight
7:30 PM – Cutoff (100K Runners) at Mile 37.9 – Black Canyon City Aid Station
10:30 PM – Cutoff (100K Runners) at Mile 46.6 – Cottonwood Gulch Aid Station
12:00 AM – Cutoff (100K Runners) at Mile 51.2 – Table Mesa Aid Station
2:00 AM – Cutoff (100K Runners) at Mile 58.7 – Doe Spring Aid Station
3:00 AM – Cutoff (100K Runners) for finish at Emery Henderson TH
60K Cutoffs
4:00 PM – Cutoff (60K Runners) at Mile 24.0 – Gloriana Mine Aid Station
6:00 PM – Cutoff (60K Runners) at Mile 32.7 – Soap Creek Aid Station
6:10 PM – Sunset
6:35 PM – End Civil Twilight
8:00 PM – Cutoff (60K Runners) for finish at Black Canyon City TH

Aid Station Chart

100K Aid Stations
#1 Antelope Mesa (Mile 7.7) – Crew
#2 Hidden Treasure Mine (Mile 12.9) – Crew / Drop Bag
#3 Bumble Bee (Mile 19.5) – Crew
#4 Gloriana Mine (Mile 24.0) – No Crew / Drop Bag
#5 Soap Creek (Mile 32.7) – No Crew
#6 Black Canyon City (Mile 37.9) – Crew / Drop Bag
#7 Cottonwood Gulch (Mile 46.6) – No Crew
#8 Table Mesa (Mile 51.2) – Crew / Drop Bag
#9 Doe Spring (Mile 58.7) – No Crew
#10 Finish Line (Mile 62.4) – Crew / Drop Bag
60K Aid Stations
#1 Antelope Mesa (Mile 7.7) – Crew
#2 Hidden Treasure Mine (Mile 12.9) – Crew / Drop Bag
#3 Bumble Bee (Mile 19.5) – Crew
#4 Gloriana Mine (Mile 24.0) – No Crew / Drop Bag
#5 Soap Creek (Mile 32.7) – No Crew
#6 Black Canyon City (Mile 37.9) – Crew / Drop Bag

2017 Western States 100 Qualifier

The Black Canyon 100K is now a 2017 Western States 100 qualifier. You must complete the entire 100K distance under 17 hours in order to be eligible for the lottery. Beginning with the 2015 race, they made the qualifying standards trail 100K and 100 Mile races. They have limited the number of qualifying races to the largest trail 100 milers domestically, and the largest 100Ks that are also of significant difficulty. Worldwide, they’ve included the largest races but also have the goal of geographic diversity so runners from anywhere in the world have an opportunity to run a qualifying race.
More details: Western States Endurance Run Website

Golden Ticket Race

The top two (2) female and top two (2) male finishers in each individual race will automatically qualify for entry into the 2017 Western States 100 event. In the case that the first, or second place participant is already in Western States (or decides to opt out), the automatic bid will slide to third place, fourth place, and subsequently down to fifth place as needed (no places below fifth will be accepted). Runners will receive their invitation via email and have two weeks from the qualifying race to complete the registration, including paying the entry fee. There are no deferments or transfers.
More details: Western States Endurance Run Website

utmb

Black Canyon Ultras will again offer UTMB points. Going towards the 2017 UTMB Race:
100K is 4 Points
60K is 3 Points
For more information please visit: UTMB

Aravaipa Running

The Black Canyon Trail Races are brought to you by Aravaipa Running. Formed in 2009, we have organized over 100 trail and ultra running events in Arizona and Colorado. We currently bring you such outstanding races as the Javelina Jundred, Across The Years, Flagstaff Sky Race, Crown King Scramble, Kendall Mountain Run, Desert Solstice, the Desert Runner Trail Series & Insomniac Night Trail Run Series.
More details: Aravaipa Running Website

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