COURSE

-Start/Finish at the Cerro Coso College gym, 3000 S. College Heights Blvd. Ridgecrest.
-Loop course over rolling desert terrain on jeep roads, single track trails, and sandy washes.-
-The course will be marked with chalk and ribbon.
-Approximately 2660 of elevation gain and loss on the 50K course.
-Approximately 1695 of elevation gain and loss on the 30K course.

Topo Map 30K/50K

 

50K Elevation Profile

 

Garmin 50K Track

Google Satelite View

 

30K Elevation Profile

 

Garmin 30K Track

AID STATIONS (Printable information sheet.)

-Nine great aid stations support the 50K runners;  four of these on the 30K course.  
-Aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, cola, cookies, bananas, pretzels, Vaseline, S-caps.  
-There will be no Ibuprofen at the aid stations.  
-Crew access is available at Wagon Wheel Crossing (16.9 miles).
-Remote communications provided by Sierra Amateur Radio Club.

High Desert Ultra Aid Stations

#

Name

Miles from Start (on 50k)

1

Hubcap *

5.5

2

Haystack Turn-off

8.5

3

Saddle Turn-off

11

4

Highway Crossing

13.6

5

Wagon Wheel Crossing (Crew Access)

16.9

6

Double Rocks*

20.6

7

Pack Rats' *

22.5

8

Gracie's Mansion*

25.7

9

Last Turn

29.4

* On both 50K and 30K

RULES

A 2:30 p.m. cut off time will be enforced at Gracie's Mansion (25.7 miles).
If you must drop out of the race for any reason, you must notify a race staff member at an aid station.

ETIQUETTE

Please be aware that you will be running through BLM land and should respect the rights of hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and other runners you might encounter.
Please carry your trash and deposit it at the next aid station.