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South Parking 

Aid Station

55k Course

In October 2020 we rolled out a new 50k course that will now take in the awesome of both the North and South buttes for one big loop.  For a little extra ash kickin...you get the pleasure of doing two loops of this awesome course.

 

For those that Loved the initial out and back to warm up your legs...you'll want to get that warm up on your own. This course starts at Base Camp and heads you straight up the volcano face to the rim. Embrace the cool desert air, feel the heat in your legs and lungs and prep for some high 5's, as you prepare to immerse yourself into the belly of the volcano.

At the Rim and after those high 5's...take a left, where the caldera awaits you.

Say hello to our volunteer reminding you to take right into the caldera. Cross the caldera and on the other side prepare to high 5 the volunteers pointing you towards a Right turn up a little trail to the rim. 

At the rim turn Right and follow the trail until you reach the "rock climbing" section to your right.

Traverse the rocks and then do it again until you see the markers on the ground leading you back into the caldera.  Head on into the caldera a 2nd time and as you high 5 the volunteers...take a Left and follow the lave trail to the towers.

Run past the towers until you meet our volunteers at another intersection. Turn right here, onto the gravel service road.  Make sure to run around the Brown chunky fence and as you near the bottom watch for an arrow or two directing you to go straight where you will come across the South Parking Lot water station.

NOTE: If you do not go straight you will come to The Privates which is a chain link privacy fence. If you are here...you are in the wrong place. Turn around and look for the red arrows to get back on course.

From here on out you will be on PRIVATE Land and we ask you to be on your best behavior.

Follow the markers along the trail taking you near the river bottoms to what we call the Tree of Life.  Prepare for a climb to the top of the south rim until you see the arrows directing you to take a right turn. Keep going and you will come across the Furthest Point Aid Station. 

Keep moving around the rim and take a right to retrace your steps back to the South Parking Lot Aid station.

Leave South Lot and retrace your steps up the service road to the rim. At the top, share some high 5's (cause you survived the grind) and turn right to follow the trail around the west rim and back down to the Base Camp Aid Station. 

Fuel up...REPEAT!  We'll look forward to celebrating your Badash at the finish line!!

Markers will be pink survey tape on varies items depending on trail surface and visibility.  Washers for rocky areas. Flagging where it can be poked into the ground. Clipped into trees. On wooden stakes on the South butte.  You will also see Red directional arrows for "sharper" turns.

Remember to share the love with our volunteers and your new fans!

Cut off times & places

Time limit for 50k course if 9 hours

 

Base camp after 1st loop - (approx mile 16.55) - out by 11am

Furthest Point AS 2nd loop -  (approx mile 25.55) - out by 1:00pm

In Between AS 2nd loop (4th time through approx mile 29.85) - out by 2:00pm

These are Hard Cut Offs! 

As a side note - the new course made the vertical challenge easier at approx. 6600 gain/loss, however, it did also make the distance longer by about 2 miles. Make sure to prepare as necessary.

If you choose to continue you will need to take your number off and proceed at your own risk.

Cut-off times are at the places we can easily get you off the course and back to base camp. 

Furthest Point

Aid Station

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